The analysis also found a 180% relative increase in marijuana use among older Americans with diabetes.
An increase was also seen in how many older Americans were mixing marijuana and alcohol. A 2019 study — following legalization of marijuana in Washington — found significant increases in simultaneous cannabis and alcohol use among adults 50 years and older.
"Drinking alcohol before using weed can ramp up the effects of THC," Healthline reported. "If you're a seasoned pro, this might not be a huge deal. But if you're sensitive to weed or don't have much experience using it, it's best to avoid mixing the two. If you do, move slowly and be sure to listen to your body."
The general result, Healthline wrote, is a stronger high that can cause sweating, dizziness, nausea and vomiting.
You can read the JAMA study here.
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