Constant back pain caused by a fall left Ash Basu in agony, so when his doctor suggested he see a cannabis specialist, he was intrigued.

The 64-year-old had no experience with marijuana, recreationally or otherwise, but had heard reports of the herb’s pain-relieving potential and was eager to avoid opioids.

He was referred to a cannabis clinic and peppered the doctor with questions. He wasn’t happy with what he heard.

“They didn’t seem to have too much information,” complains Basu, who was among several dozen seniors at a recent information session on medical marijuana in Toronto.

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