For many suffering with illness, the medication prescribed can have devastating side effects; a fact especially true of those on highly addictive and dangerous opioid based pain killers. This is one of the reasons medical cannabis has risen in popularity. For others, it may be a safer form of recreation. All researchers agree that more research is needed to establish definitive facts on the subject.
“Certain older adults may be at heightened risk for adverse effects associated with marijuana use, particularly if they have certain underlying chronic diseases or are also engaged in unhealthy substance use,” Han added.