More and more older folks are now interested in using Cannabis products.
It was a taboo for a long time for many and with dispensaries emerging left, right and centre, we believe older population needs to be properly educated about potential benefits and risks using Cannabis.
More regulated research must be done in the elderly, to understand how cannabis can be used in this vulnerable population without side effects, so lets explore what cannabis can help with.
Potential medical benefits for the use of cannabis may include helping with:
Nausea and vomiting from chemotherapy
Muscle contractions or stifness associated with multiple sclerosis
Chronic neuropathic pain
Palliative and end-of-life pain
Things to watch out for folks:
As we age, our body and mind function including kidney function and digestive system function is reduced.
Some of these changes may affect how THC and CBD are processed and removed from the body.
Changes to bones, muscles and sensory functions like vision, smelland hearing may increase the risk of falls and injuries when using THC
Folks with a heart conditions may be at greater risk of cardiac event due to increased blood pressure
Cannabis may affect your prescription drugs and medications
May affect concentration, thinking and decision making
Choosing to use cannabis for recreational or medical purposes should be done in cunsultation with your health care provider.