Cannabis – Older Adults and Care Partners

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Discover the guidelines on cannabis use in older adults.

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Evidence is limited regarding the potential benefits and harms of cannabis use among older adults. Talk to your healthcare provider if you’re considering using cannabis for medical or non-medical purposes.

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Download our brochure about older adults and cannabis use to learn more about cannabis use among older adults.  Share it with your colleagues, friends and family.

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Guide to Cannabis for Older Adults

Read this document to know more about cannabis, how it can be used, symptoms to consider if consumed by older adults, and the health risk involved.

This resource was produced in collaboration with the Canadian Centre on Substance Use and Addiction.

Cannabis Use in Older Adults Toolkit

Read the following documents to learn more about the reasons why it's important to discuss cannabis use with your health care providers and how to safely access and consume cannabis: 

Why it’s important to discuss cannabis use with your healthcare providers

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Talking to your healthcare providers about cannabis use

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Safer Cannabis Use

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Accessing cannabis

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