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Cannabis and Hypertension

“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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Washington Post: Marijuana ER Visits in Denver

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…

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Warnings for Seniors

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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Statistics on Medical Study with Elderly, May ’19

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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