Professors Namkee Choi and Diana DiNitto were among a small group of national experts invited to contribute to a special issue of the journal Public Policy & Aging Report. Titled “There’s Something Happening Here: Exploring the Evolving Intersection between Cannabis and Older Persons,” this special issue highlights existing studies on this topic as well as recommended areas for further research.

The five articles included in the journal offer insights about a 2017 Academy of Medicine report on cannabis, the negative and positive outcomes experienced by older cannabis users, and the perspectives of health-care providers who increasingly encounter older patients who want to know about cannabis or may already be using it.

Choi and DiNitto’s article focuses on the potential harms of marijuana use among older adults.

Read the press release from the Gerontological Society of America.