Cannabis Edibles For Senior Citizens

Leaving aside the disposition towards more diseases and other issues, aging is often accompanied by generic pains, anxieties, and inflammation. Modern technology and awareness have propelled the discovery and eventual legalization of medical marijuana. THC extracted from medical marijuana can be infused into foods and drinks commonly brownies, cookies, smoothies, chocolate bars, drinks, pills, snacks, candy, spreads and more, to help ease the process of consumption. Despite their bizarre names, AC/DC, Cannatonic, Ringo’s Gift, Harlequin, Harle-Tsu, Critical Mass, Pennywise, Sweet and Sour, Stephen Hawking Kush, and Valentine X are the best low key and mild strains best for seniors.

Scientists have proven remarkable results on the effects of marijuana to various ailments and diseases. Among the primary reasons for medical marijuana, is the help it gives to cancer patients, especially when undergoing chemotherapy. The consumed cannabis helps reduce most of the multiple effects of chemotherapy, such as nausea, vomiting, and loss of appetite, at once. Senior citizens who have Alzheimer’s disease and dementia can also turn to medical marijuana to assist with symptoms of appetite loss and depression that come along with the degenerative brain disease. Most, if not all people, experience some pain in their later years. Medical marijuana relieves pain from joint pains like arthritis and nerve damage with combat glaucoma and deals with anxiety and mental disorders that may come with old age.

Marijuana has been proven not to be as addictive as has been previously portrayed. Also, there are no records of anyone ever dying from a marijuana overdose. Medical marijuana contains powerful antioxidants whose side effects are significantly lower than most pharmaceutical drugs and is less costly. THC consumption has also proven to help seniors with sleep, anxiety, depression, stimulates appetite, lowers opioid use, helps with arthritic pain, lowers incidences of migraines, acts as an inflammatory, and helps in forgetting bad memories improving the quality of life. Medical marijuana has proven to reduce the symptoms of Crohn’s disease, multiple sclerosis, cancer, post-traumatic stress disorder, and Parkinson’s disease.

Seniors, medical practitioners, most governments, and insurance companies are turning to this form of medication. More doctors and medical personnel are being educated on how to find the right strain, dose, and delivery for their patients and also anticipate and advise on expected side effects, if any. It is possible to experience the benefits of microdoses of THC without intoxication. However, as opposed to smoking cannabis where the effects are felt almost immediately, the onset of consuming cannabis edibles is it takes up to 2 hours, but the effects last for a longer duration. For this reason, especially for seniors, a small increase in dosage can have massive effects. Small and strict doses should be administered under physicians’ recommendations.

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