Weed has ‘beneficial’ effects in 70 per cent of elderly patients

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Weed has ‘beneficial’ effects in 70 per cent of elderly patients Rob Waugh Monday 18 Mar 2019 2:44 pm Share this article via facebook Share this article via twitter Share this article via messenger Share this with Share this article via email Share this article via flipboard Copy link Medical marijuana works well as pain relief for older patients – reducing symptoms and helping patients stay off powerful opioid painkillers, research has found. Researcher Dr. Laszlo Mechtler looked at the effects of medical marijuana on 200 patients aged 75 and older – and said that seven out of 10 had some sort of symptom relief.
Mechtler said, ‘A majority of patients came back and said, ‘I’m better.’

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