5 Reasons Seniors Should Consider Medical Marijuana

Marijuana, after all the propaganda, is not physically addictive

Unlike the majority of today’s pharmaceutical medications, seniors can rest easy when they medicate with cannabis. Known for its benign nature and curative cannabinoids, elderly citizens can medicate without fear of developing an unwanted dependency. Alleviating debilitating pain, stress, and social anxiety – daily consumers of medical marijuana can easily stop “cold turkey”.

Marijuana or prescribed medications — which is safer?

Generally speaking – the elderly demographics slam fists full of pharmaceuticals daily. Toxic, harmful, and expensive, these drugs are addictive and kill thousands of seniors annually. Conversely, the “side effects” of medicinal cannabis are laughably inconsequential when compared to the many known side effects of today’s toxic pharmaceutical. Patented by the United States for its ability to correct oxidative damage, marijuana’s healing cannabinoids have been found to provide relief for several disorders including irritable bowel syndrome, lupus, and liver inflammation caused by hepatitis C. Side note: After thousands of years of some serious consumption … not a single person has ever died from a marijuana overdose.

Marijuana as substitution for prescription pharmaceuticals

Putting an end to the cyclical nature of Western medication, marijuana eliminates one of the major complaints most seniors express regarding their daily medication regime. No longer needing one pill to “fix” what the other pill caused, marijuana’s cannabinoids specifically target numerous conditions based on the strain’s specific cannabinoid profile; mitigating painful joints, alleviating high blood pressure, reducing chronic pain, improving digestive disorders, easing constipation, reducing insomnia and most importantly – when marijuana is used in conjunction with opioid-based painkillers, senior citizens notice a dramatic reduction in their consumption of addictive prescription medications.

Marijuana-infused balms for mitigating arthritis and neuropathic pain

Scientifically recognized for providing relief from neuropathic pain and the debilitating discomfort caused by arthritis, CBD based ointments, balms, and lotions have been shown to inhibit inflammatory production.

Marijuana sparks up appetite and quality of life

One of the scarier scenarios when caring for the elderly is running into senior citizens who have lost their appetite and refuse to eat. With a diminished capacity to smell or taste, many senior citizens find food undesirable. Again to the rescue, marijuana has been scientifically proven to help eliminate nausea and increase appetite.

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