Should older people turn to cannabis for pain relief?

Cannabis is linked with mental & physical health problems. Older people are also more likely to take medications – how these interact with cannabis is unknown. Likewise, the risk of cardiovascular problems can be increased using cannabis. Combined with other long-term conditions in older people, the risks from using cannabis as a painkiller appear to outweigh weak evidence for benefits, conclude Tony Rao of Kings College London and Ian Hamilton of University of York.