Job offer blows up over medical marijuana, leads to federal discrimination case
Apr 26, 2022
A continuing care retirement community is facing a federal civil rights discrimination lawsuit from a woman who claims the operator withdrew a job offer over her legal use of medical marijuana.
Also in the News for Friday, April 15
Apr 15, 2022
Nearly $2 billion in Provider Relief Funds being released … Thousands of healthcare workers have not received required booster shot … 20% of Medicare patients use medical marijuana with most saying...
Up in smoke: Providers rethinking pre-employment drug screens
Apr 01, 2022
With medical marijuana now legal in three-fourths of all states, some long-term care employers say that pre-employment testing is weeding out otherwise ideal job candidates.
‘Not necessarily benign’: Geriatricians address safety as seniors turn to CBD for chronic conditions
Apr 29, 2021
Seniors increasingly are using cannabidiol, or CBD, to help manage a variety of chronic disease symptoms. A new paper from the Gerontological Society of America tackles key questions about safety and side...
Cannabis use lowers blood pressure in older adults with hypertension, study finds
Feb 09, 2021
A blood pressure dip reached its lowest point three hours after older study participants consumed oil extracts or smoked cannabis. Pain relief, typically the reason for taking the drug, may have contributed...
Medical cannabis a mixed bag for older adults, new study finds
Sep 03, 2020
Positive and negative outcomes can occur simultaneously or separately in older adults. Clinicians should remember to directly assess potential risks and harms, the researchers caution.
Legislation that allows nursing homes to administer medical cannabis gains momentum
Mar 02, 2020
Providers in Virginia are excited about a proposal that would allow nursing homes to administer CBD and THC-A oil to certified residents.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, March 2
Feb 28, 2020
Nursing home is site of first US coronavirus outbreak: 1 dead, 4 hospitalized … Coronavirus has reached long-term care. Prepare, don’t panic … Vegetarian diet linked to lower ischemic stroke...
Cannabis use rising among older adults, study shows
Feb 24, 2020
The number of older Americans using cannabis has increased by 75% in recent years, a new analysis shows.
Clinical Briefs for Monday, February 3
Feb 02, 2020
Drug class provides cardiovascular protection for all with type 2 diabetes … Timing of first flu virus exposure sets immunity for life … Resetting our internal clocks might help control diabetes …...