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Marijuana Use Among Adults 50 Years Or Older in the 21st Century

About the Course:

Cannabis is the most commonly used illicit drug among older adults. As an older population grows in the United States that has a tolerant attitude toward marijuana use, the dynamics of marijuana use and the effects of marijuana on personal, social, and health outcomes among older adults require attention. This review summarizes epidemiological literature on marijuana use among older adults. The increased use of marijuana in older populations requires surveillance and additional research to understand the use and effects of marijuana in older populations to avoid negative health outcomes and issues of public health.

This course is based on the article, Marijuana Use Among Adults 50 Years or Older in the 21st Century created by Shawnta L. Lloyd, MPH et al. in 2018.

Publication Date:

2018

Course Material Authors

Shawnta L. Lloyd, MPH

ShawntaLloyd is an Epidemiology doctoral student at the University of Florida. Ms. Lloyd has been a National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) predoctoral fellow for the past three years; she is now a McKnight Doctoral Fellow. She has had multiple articles published in peer reviewed journals.

Catherine W. Striley, PhD, MSW, MPE

Catherine Striley is an Associate Professor in the Department of Epidemiology and the program director for the Master of Science in Epidemiology and the Certificate in Psychiatric Epidemiology programs at the University of Florida, Gainesville, FL, USA. Some of her recent research focuses on increase recognition of psychiatric comorbidities in primary care to reduce risk for readmissions. Her work has been published in multiple peer reviewed journals.

Course Creator

L.A. Rankin

L.A. Rankin is a social worker with experience in many different settings with a variety of clients. She has worked with dementia and Alzheimers patients, dual diagnosis MH/MR, in a battered women’s shelter, and a rape crisis center. She also has 11 years of experience as a child protective social worker, where she earned certificates in domestic abuse/family violence and substance abuse.

Recommended For:

Clinicians treating substance use in older populations. This material is appropriate for all knowledge levels.

Course Objectives:

  1. Acknowledge the scope of marijuana use in older populations.

  2. Identify the risk factors associated with marijunana use in the older population.

  3. Recognize the mental disorders associaited with marijuana use in the older population.

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Course Material

References begin on page 18.

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