Date of Award
Culminating Project Type
Program in Gerontology
School of Health and Human Services
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Keywords and Subject Headings
marijuana, elderly, older adults, medicine, health, gerontology
As the United States population grays, it faces a myriad of controversial issues regarding older adults. One such issue is the use of various types of alternative medication, specifically the use of marijuana as a treatment for a variety of ailments. It is important to explore all possible routes on how to treat this portion of this population that may be suffering from different types of illnesses, diseases, and pain that may be more commonplace in older adults. As a graying nation, there is fundamental importance of being well informed about the topic of medical marijuana. It is vital to be aware of the existing research, so the best possible decisions can be made for our elders, loved ones, and ourselves.
Hughes, Tyla JD, "Ganja and Geriatrics: The Health Benefits and Risks of Medicinal Cannabis for Older Adults" (2016). Culminating Projects in Gerontology. 5.