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Cannabis in the closet?

  • Seniors' perceptions of stigma and their influence on use and access to medicinal cannabis

  • Author(s) / Creator(s)
  • SSHRC IDG awarded 2021. The study examines how stigma of pre-legal cannabis influences older people’s experiences with medical cannabis. Using surveys and interviews, we will examine how stigma perceptions influence older persons' information seeking and access to cannabis for health reasons. Cannabis is metabolized and experienced differently as one ages, increasing the potential for unreliable proportions of the active compounds (such as CBD and/or THC) or consuming inconsistent dosages, thereby exacerbating
    possible side effects. But most literature focusses on youth use. The second phase of the project will include an advisory group (the research team, healthcare professionals, and a selection of interviewees) to develop (a) information products for answering the FAQs elicited from phase one interviews, and (b) strategies to make the information accessible to older Canadians, healthcare providers, and the public.

  • Date created
    2021-02-01
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  • Type of Item
    Research Material
  • DOI
    https://doi.org/10.7939/r3-52y3-z578
  • License
    © Dahlke, Sherry. All rights reserved other than by permission. This document embargoed to those without UAlberta CCID until 2024.