Doctors are warning seniors about the correct way to consume cannabis as cases of overdosing on cannabis among older adults are on the rise. Eating edibles is especially dangerous without proper guidance. infamous The danger is seldom physical, but because it causes panic.
KOMO News in Seattle report Doctors want to teach older people how to avoid panic and unnecessary emergency room visits. This problem can be solved with a simple education about the differences between edible, topical and smoking products and how they affect us differently.
It is the consumer’s responsibility to properly research before eating any edible product or consuming a high-THC product.
“There are a variety of situations in which a combination of cannabis and medicines, or cannabis and another product, could result in a trip to the emergency room,” says Rian Hirano, M.D., of the Department of Geriatrics at Harbourview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington. . told KOMO News.
“If you’re a first-time user, or someone used to using products from the 60’s and 70’s, today’s products are much more powerful. Your body and metabolism are used to that level of potency.” May not,” she said, “that’s very scary.”
wall street journal report It has been found that older adults tend to overdose on cannabis when they are accustomed to small doses.
There are many reasons why older adults are experimenting with cannabis for medical purposes. Some older people turn to cannabis to help them sleep. Overall, researchers found that cannabis helped older adults sleep an average of 30 minutes longer.Study participants recorded their sleep patterns using smartphones and actigraphy watches
Some older adults believe cannabis can help them fight aging itself. A study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego found that seniors are turning to cannabis to treat common conditions associated with aging, with nearly 80 percent of seniors reporting cannabis use seeking medical care. It is said that it was used for the purpose. The results of the study “Cannabis: A New Treatment for Common Conditions in Older Adults” were as follows: It was published October 7, 2020 in J magazineJournal of the American Geriatrics Society.
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“The difference is that when you use topical medications, you don’t feel the intoxicating effects of THC. It’s different from Oral[the product]does this affect the whole system?
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Studies show both improvement and frustration with cannabis use in older adults. Last January, researchers at the University of California, San Diego, study in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Societysuggests that emergency room visits involving people over the age of 65 who use cannabis have increased by 1,804% over the past 15 years.
Another study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Society It also reports an increase in older adults consuming cannabis. A survey of about 600 adults in the same age group found that 15% reported using marijuana products in the past three years.
Anyone who uses cannabis should be aware of proper dosing to avoid panicking and calling the emergency room.