As we get older, the effects of cannabis and other drugs that act on the central nervous system (brain and spinal cord) may be stronger. This can put you at higher risk for unwanted side effects.
There is very little research on the effects of cannabis use on older adults. But it’s important to know that if you’re an older adult who uses cannabis, you may:
If you’re thinking about using cannabis, ask your doctor or pharmacist to go over all your medicines with you before you use it. Find out more about the
effects of cannabis and
why it’s important to know how cannabis interacts with your medicines.
Current as of: July 25, 2023
Author: Addiction and Mental Health, Alberta Health Services
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