Cannabis-related emergency room visits on the rise among older adults in California: study

Source: The Hill

Feb 2, 2023 | Research

“The number of seniors visiting emergency rooms in California for cannabis-related issues is growing, according to new research.  From 2005 to 2019, the state’s emergency departments saw a 1,804 percent relative increase in the rate of cannabis-related trips among those aged 65 and older. The study found that cannabis-related emergency department visits in California rose sharply among seniors from 2013 to 2017, but leveled off after 2017 following implementation of the state’s legalization program. Based on those findings, researchers noted legalization of recreational marijuana does not appear to correlate with higher emergency department visits among elderly adults.”  Read the article here.


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