UCLA Longevity Center
Ziva Cooper, PhD
Gary Small, MD
“Cannabis, Aging, and Major Life Crises”
During the past two decades, we have observed a tremendous increase in marijuana use in people age 50 and older. The scientific evidence points to the potential benefits of cannabis use for people suffering from chronic pain, anxiety, insomnia, and other medical conditions, yet limited data are available to guide use among older adults. The recent pandemic has raised concerns about the immune effects of smoking marijuana, as well as the impact of increased cannabis consumption in people struggling to manage their negative emotions. In this webinar, we will discuss cannabis use during the recent pandemic and other life crises, as well as the influence of age on cannabis use patterns and effects.
June 24, 2020