Marijuana's Surprising Side Effects After 50

According to the National Library of Medicine, marijuana has long been linked with young individuals, although this is a misconception.

People above the age of 50 are now more likely to use the substance.

"As the United States' senior population becomes more tolerant of marijuana use, the dynamics of marijuana use .

The consequences of marijuana on personal, social, and health outcomes among older persons demand consideration," according to the website.

Marijuana use among those over 65 grew by 75% between 2015 and 2018, according to a study published in the International Journal of Drug Policy. 

While marijuana has many medicinal benefits, it affects people differently, and doctors warn that it can have unanticipated adverse effects.

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