Effects of THC on Adults

Changes in Cannabis Use From 2014 to 2019 Among Young Adults in Washington State, 2023, October 2

Trends in emergency department visits associated with cannabis use among older adults in California, 2005–2019 2023, January 09

The cannabis-related ED visit rate increased significantly for adults aged ≥65 and all subgroups (p < 0.001). The overall rate increased from 20.7 per 100,000 visits in 2005 to 395.0 per 100,000 ED visits in 2019, a 1804% relative increase.

Long-Term Outcomes of Adolescent THC Exposure on Translational Cognitive Measures in Adulthood in an Animal Model and Computational Assessment of Human Data, 2022, Nov. 23

Conclusions and Relevance  In this translational study, high-dose adolescent THC exposure was associated with cognitive vulnerability in adulthood, especially with THC re-exposure. These data also suggest a link between astrocytes and cognition that altogether provides important insights regarding the neurobiological genesis of risky cannabis use that may help promote prevention and treatment efforts.

Cannabis: An Emerging Treatment for Common Symptoms in Older Adults, 2020, cot. 07