Why Cannabis For Seniors Should Be Normalized
Over the years there has been an unfortunate stigmatizing of cannabis for seniors. This is a shame considering the range of benefits that medical marijuana offers this unique patient population.
Who Are They?
Generally, seniors who seek out the pros and cons of medical marijuana with their physicians range from people in their 60s who are not able to take medications due to kidney issues, to those in their 90s who are desperate for a good night’s sleep.
Over the past few years, medical marijuana has been growing in patients 65 and older.
Legalizing Cannabis for Seniors
Over the years, some form of legalization has occurred across most states providing access for seniors and other suffering patient populations who are desperate for relief.
In fact, the AARP recently declared their support of medical marijuana for older populations in states where it has been legalized.
Is Cannabis for Seniors Dangerous?
In general, cannabis is well tolerated in the adult population, although this has not been studied in great detail at the moment.
What are the Benefits of Medical Marijuana for Seniors?
Seniors across the country are enjoying medical marijuana as a way to combat their discomfort. Below are just a few of the benefits medical cannabis is providing senior citizens (please note that medical marijuana is not a treatment for any medical condition, but rather can provide some relief if recommended by a physician.)
- Improved cognitive function
- Improved sleep
- Relief from chronic pain
- Increases appetite
- Can aid with weight loss
- and more