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Study: Cannabis Use By Elderly Patients Blunts Pharmaceutical Use
Author: Monterey Bud  06/02/2018 - 17:08:00

As prescription drug abuse runs rampant within every demographic of the American landscape, a new Israeli study indicates the use of cannabis is not only safe and effectual for the elderly –  it also reduces the use of addictive pharmaceuticals.

Published by the European Journal of Internal Medicine, the study discovered three intriguing correlations between America’s growing elderly population and marijuana use.

  • After six months of cannabis treatment, 93.7 percent reported improvement in their condition.
  • After six months of treatment, the number of reported falls was significantly reduced.
  • Medicinal cannabis reduced the use of prescription medicines, including opioids.

For the cannabis study, 2,736 patients over the age of 65 began utilizing medicinal cannabis to help mitigate pain and cancer-related discomforts. 

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