Medical Cannabis Research Turns to Seniors in Long-Term Care

Constant back pain caused by a fall left Ash Basu in agony, so when his doctor suggested he see a cannabis specialist, he was intrigued. The 64-year-old had no experience with marijuana, recreationally or otherwise, but had heard reports of the herb’s pain-relieving potential and was eager to avoid opioids. He was referred to a cannabis clinic and peppered the doctor with questions. He wasn’t happy with what he heard. “They didn’t seem to have…

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Author: Cassandra Szklarski, The Star