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“But a study of Harvard Medical School demonstrated that high-risk populations like seniors display less positive results. Straight after utilization, these populations show expanded chances of heart attacks. These odds return to normal just after two hours. In any case, it’s still distressing to be an 80-year-elderly person frightened of a heart attack while you’re high.”…
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https://www.washingtonpost.com/national/health-science/marijuana-er-visits-climb-in-denver-hospital-study/2019/03/25/bc7817cc-4f66-11e9-bdb7-44f948cc0605_story.html?utm_term=.37249bc91c80 Inhaled marijuana caused the most severe problems at one large Denver area hospital. Marijuana-infused foods and candies, called edibles, also led to trouble. Patients came to the ER with symptoms such as repeated vomiting, racing hearts and psychotic episodes. Most people can use marijuana safely, Monte said, but with its increased availability and higher…
Weed First Aid https://www.ibtimes.com/weed-first-aid-what-you-can-do-if-you-get-too-high-2781345 Don’t freak out Drink lots of water and eat snacks Chew or sniff black pepper corns Keep yourself distracted Take a shower Beware of edibles and don’t overdose!
Advice from UW pharmacists on senior use of marijuana https://www.washington.edu/news/2019/03/26/advice-from-uw-pharmacists-on-senior-use-of-marijuana/ Go low and slow Use a reputable source Choose High CBD to THC ratio
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Medical Marijuana and Older Adults: Well tolerated among elderly patients; nearly a third reduced opioids https://www.medpagetoday.com/meetingcoverage/aan/78289 Quote: Adults who were an average age of 81 experienced relief in chronic pain, sleep, neuropathy, and anxiety with medical cannabis, reported Laszlo Mechtler, MD, of Dent Neurologic Institute in Buffalo, New York, and colleagues, in an early-release abstract from…
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