Elderly patients are a significant cohort making inquiries about medical cannabis as accessibility to it increases.
Medical cannabis is well-tolerated in people age 75 and older and may improve a range of commonly observed symptoms that occur with ageing, like chronic pain and anxiety. The trend among seniors using medical cannabis is on a remarkable increase, with numbers exponentially increasing in the last couple of decades.
Whether alleviating arthritis or low back pain, improving appetite or even providing direct relief for conditions like glaucoma, it is important for clinicians to understand how elderly patients can experience notable improvements to quality of life with cannabis.
This module will discuss the commonly observed conditions for which cannabis is used to assist in geriatric therapy, including some practical clinical guidance.