With legalization in full swing in Canada, research is growing over the potential medical uses of cannabis.
One demographic of specific interest is seniors, or those aged 65 or above.
As baby boomers are now entering their golden years, those who may have used cannabis in the swinging 60s are turning to the drug once again, and statistics show increasingly.
However, there is still a lot of mystery over how cannabis can be helpful or harmful to seniors.
Read on to find out the advantages and risks of seniors using cannabis, what senior-specific ailments cannabis could potentially treat, and the cannabis businesses that are beginning to target seniors.
Golden years turning green
Recent statistics have shown that cannabis use among seniors is on the rise.
A study by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that nine per cent of adults in the U.S. aged 50 to 64 and three per cent of those aged 65 and older reported using cannabis in 2015 and 2016.
While that may not seem like a lot, for adults aged 50 to 64, it …Read More