For legal cannabis, some new wrinkles: older users – The San Diego Union

One unexpected wrinkle in the emerging market for legal cannabis — rising interest among seniors.

  • While most seniors do not use marijuana, the population of older users is rapidly growing.
  • Researchers say cannabis has legitimate medicinal uses, yet worry that patients do not receive the right products or doses.
  • Some elders have been toking since adolescence, while others are returning to pot after decades of abstinence.
  • Products with CBDs, a chemical compound found in cannabis and hemp, are popular with people suffering from arthritis.
  • While some seniors use cannabis for pain relief, others are chasing the mellow buzz of their youth.

Green buds, gray consumers: Here’s the full story:

While legal marijuana is new to California, cannabis is an old companion to Lee.