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Older Adults’ Perspectives on Medical Marijuana

Fall 2018
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Few older adults use medical marijuana, according to recent findings from the National Poll on Healthy Aging, but a majority support doctor-recommended use, and 44 percent are open to discussing it with their own health care provider if they develop a serious health condition. Currently, 29 states and the District of Columbia permit the use of medical marijuana under certain circumstances. The poll was conducted by the U-M Institute for Healthcare Policy and Innovation, and was sponsored by Michigan Medicine and AARP. 

Older Adults’ Perspectives on Medical Marijuana