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Title: Cannabis Use and Misuse in Older Adults
Authors: Khoury, Rita
Maliha, Peter
Ibrahim, Roy
Affiliations: Faculty of Medicine 
Keywords: Cannabis
Disorder
Elderly
Marijuana
Medical
Misuse
Recreational
Use
Issue Date: 2022
Publisher: National Library of Medicine
Part of: Clinics in Geriatric Medicine
Volume: 38
Issue: 1
Start page: 67
End page: 83
Abstract: 
Cannabis is the most frequently used illegal psychoactive substance by older adults. With population aging, legalization and medicalization of cannabis, and changes in perceptions of older adults toward its use, recreational and medical cannabis use/misuse is on the rise in seniors. Although there are solid data related to the adverse events of cannabis in older adults, efficacy data are lacking. Older adults are at increased risk of developing cannabis use disorder alongside other medical and psychiatric comorbidities. We review the benefits and risks associated with cannabis use, and screening and management strategies for cannabis use disorder in older adults.
URI: https://scholarhub.balamand.edu.lb/handle/uob/5580
ISSN: 07490690
DOI: 10.1016/j.cger.2021.07.003
Ezproxy URL: Link to full text
Type: Journal Article
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