Key clinical point: Medical cannabis was safe, effective, and associated with reduced opioid use in elderly patients.
Major finding: With an average exposure time of 16.8 weeks, 69% of patients reported improved symptoms, including relief of chronic pain and improvements in sleep, anxiety, and neuropathy.
Study details: Retrospective chart review of 204 subjects 75 years of age or older participating in New York State’s medical marijuana program.
Disclosures: The study was supported by the Dent Family Foundation.
Bargnes V et al. AAN 2019, Abstract P4.1-014.