Did you know that there’s been a surge of Seniors using cannabis in Canada?
According to Active Aging Canada, “Cannabis use by adults 65 years and older is increasing faster than any other age group.” To us, this isn’t a surprise as recreational and medical cannabis is legal in Canada. But why would Seniors opt for cannabis right now?
- To help manage pain, anxiety and depression
- To assist with getting a good night’s sleep
- To help increase appetite
- For pain relief from diabetes, neuropathy, pain related to post-surgery, diabetes, exercise
- To alleviate nausea from cancer treatments
- As a prescription for their medical condition
Seniors are also realizing that you don’t have to smoke or vape cannabis. So it’s exciting to discover that cannabis can be consumed effectively AND discreetly through topicals, gel capsules, edibles, beverages, sublingual oils, and sprays.
Are you a Senior interested in trying cannabis? Take note that you should see your doctor first to ensure that cannabis will not interact with your current medications. According to Active Aging Canada, cannabis can impact the effectiveness of other medications in your body. For example, “cannabinoid levels can be increased by other medications,” reminds Active Aging Canada.
Additionally, cannabis can have individualistic effects – some patients may find it effective, other patients not so much. So please be patient during your cannabis journey.
If you need cannabis education or a formal medical cannabis prescription, we’re here to help! Visit us in Streetsville, Mississauga if you want to learn more about THC, CBD, and how to get a medical cannabis prescription. Click here to reach us!
“Be Wise: Cannabis and Older Adults,” a publication from Active Aging Canada, 2021.