New York Times: Medical Marijuana Use Increasing among Older Adults

December 21, 2018 | Strategic Insights for Ambulatory Care


​Physicians expect medical marijuana use among older adults to continue to increase, according to a December 7, 2018, article in the New York Times. Older adults are using medical marijuana to treat a variety of ailments including arthritis, diabetic nerve pain, back injuries, and insomnia, the authors said. "You might not like it," said the chief of palliative care at Duke University Medical Center, quoted in the article. "You might not believe in it. But your patients are using this stuff."

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