There has been an increase in the rate of cannabis-related visits to the emergency department among adults in California, a new study shows.
According to the findings, published in the Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, cannabis-related emergency department visits went from a total of 366 in 2005 to 12,167 in 2019.
Researchers with the University of California San Diego School Of Medicine used a trend analysis of data from the Department of Healthcare Access and Information.
While cannabis is often prescribed to alleviate chronic pain, especially among the elderly, there is also an increased risk of adverse effects on health associated with psychoactive substances — including marijuana.
"Many patients assume they aren't going to have adverse side effects from cannabis because they often don't view …