So are we! Dr. Rachel Thayer and members of her research lab at UCCS are interested in studying the health effects of cannabis use, especially for older adults. Adults age 60 and older are one of the fastest growing demographic groups in terms of popularity of cannabis use, but there is limited information from existing research on exactly how cannabis could interact with our health as we age. In particular, we are interested in cognitive impacts of cannabis use with aging. For example, cannabis may help cognition in some ways like increasing attention, or it may slow down processing speed, critical thinking, and memory. See below for active projects that are currently seeking participants.