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25 May 2019

Cannabis in Nursing Homes


See this outstanding podcast on cannabis in nursing homes from The Brave New Weed:
The relevant discussion starts at about 22:20. Issues discussed include:


  • The pioneering use of cannabis in nursing homes in Israel, with a clinic just now opening in Beverly Hills.
  • The use of THC in micro doses — less than 1 mg (“standard” doses are about 10 mg)
  • The majority of patients do not experience any psychoactive effects
  • Cannabis is effective for about 95% of patients
  • The majority of patients experience positive results in addressing
    • Pain
    • Dementia
    • Poly-pharmacy

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