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Monte Staton, PhD

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Julie Bobitt, PhD

CDIS researchers recently published findings in Drugs: Educations, Prevention, and Policy examining what influences older adults’ cannabis use and perceived outcomes of cannabis use. Using an inductive thematic analysis to code and theme focus group transcripts, the authors found that medical culture, physical age effects, and prior opioid use were very important in explaining older adults’ cannabis use.

Staton M, Kaskie B, & Bobitt J. The changing cannabis culture among older Americans: high hopes for chronic pain relief. Drugs: Education, Prevention and Policy. 2022. doi: 10.1080/09687637.2022.2028728