Cannabis use, either as medical marijuana or Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is becoming more popular and prevalent in all age groups, including older adults. CBD oil is more appropriate for some, since it does not have psychoactive properties and is proving effective in the treatment of a number of chronic medical conditions, which a number of older adults grapple with. It is important for clinicians to have open discussions with patients and caregivers on CBD oil use. It is also important to be aware of practical problems including absorption, distribution and drug-drug interactions. Lastly, being updated periodically on local laws and regulations relating to CBD oil is essential.
Senthil M, Magdalena L, Dianne G. Cannabidiol Oil – Time to talk to Older Adults. OAJ Gerontol & Geriatric Med. 2021; 6(2): 555684. DOI: 10.19080/OAJGGM.2021.06.555684