As more states vote to legalize the recreational use of marijuana, there will inevitably be more people reaching to light up- either for the relaxation or hallucinatory effects, or, more and more, for the pain relief that can accompany marijuana use. There’s data that shows marijuana use in those 65 and older increased 250% from 2006-20013. For seniors, especially those with chronic pain, marijuana use could literally change their quality of life- but it’s not without it’s risks, especially the risk of falls. For more insights into marijuana use in senior populations, Click Here. California, which recently legalized recreational marijuana use, has even put out a consumer guide, which Kaiser Health News affectionately calls “Your Grandmother’s Guide To Grass.” Access the full California “Let’s Talk Cannabis” guide Here. Finally, for seniors living in states where medicinal marijuana use is an option, this may be a valuable alternative to reaching for the prescription pain meds that carry all sorts of risks. So, take out your lighter, take a puff and read this guide to senior use of medical marijuana Here.