More Seniors Say Yes to Cannabis
The growing senior population, including the baby boomer generation along with the astounding facts about the benefits of medical marijuana is resulting in more seniors consuming cannabis than ever before.
Studies show that individuals over the age of 55 are using more and more marijuana, especially ones who live in areas where the drug is now legal. Many seniors are even seeking out states where cannabis is legal and planning to retire there.
Seniors have been advocating the legalization of marijuana for decades, and many adults believe that they should have legal access to marijuana for medical reasons, particularly if a physician recommends it.
There is evidence that cannabis is helpful in managing the kinds of pain often experienced by older adults, including everything from arthritis to chemotherapy. Cannabis is great for the conditions often related as one gets older, chronic pain, inflammation, insomnia, loss of appetite, all of which are often inflict the senior population. Additionally, cannabis is a less expensive, less addictive alternative to pharmaceuticals. It may also help minimize polypharmacy, commonly seen in seniors.
Seniors who are considering trying cannabis are advised to start slow. Stay to stay away from edibles at first. Start with low dosage. Do not mix with alcohol and do not drive.