Recent studies have found that the medical marijuana market is decidedly more senior crowd than one might have anticipated.
What do these changes mean for seniors housing providers? It is safe to say that medical marijuana is here to stay, and it is likely to increase as baby boomers begin to enter seniors housing. The question is for the prudent providers is not if it should adopt a medical marijuana policy, but when.
In general, medical marijuana laws in all states share common features. They each set forth the conditions for an individual to possess, use, and sometimes grow marijuana at home.
Questions and Answers
Can seniors housing and senior care providers prohibit all medical marijuana use at their communities?
Can residents be evicted from a community for consuming medical marijuana despite the provider’s prohibition against it’s use?
If a provider decides to allow medical marijuana use at the community, can the provider limit what forms of medical marijuana are permitted?
Can providers centrally store medical marijuana and assist residents with taking the drug?
Can an assisted living provider allow medical marijuana to be stored by residents who handle their own medications, but not by residents who require assistance with their medications?
What additional steps should providers take regarding residents who consume medical marijuana at the community?
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This information brought to you by the authors: Joel S. Goldman, Tomek J. Koszylko, Elisha Yang