USA | Older Americans Are Flocking to Medical Marijuana

Shari Horne, at home in Laguna Woods, Calif., with her cat, Lilah, takes medical marijuana products for pain relief. Credit Rozette Rago for The New York Times

Oils, tinctures and salves – and sometimes old-fashioned buds – are increasingly common in seniors’ homes. Doctors warn that popularity has outstripped scientific evidence. Shari Horne broke her toes a decade ago, and after surgery, “I have plates and pins and screws in my feet, and they get achy at times,” she said. So Ms. Horne, 66, applies a salve containing cannabidiol, derived from the cannabis, or marijuana, plant. It eases the pain.


Source: reposted by Cannabis News World . Original article by By PAULA SPAN

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