Article published by Marijuana.com
Written by Monterey Bud
Firing up National Senior Citizens Day on August 21, the nation will collectively pay homage to America’s senior citizens from San Diego, California to Bangor, Maine.
With that date in mind, Marijuana.com thought this might be an opportune time to help spell out how today’s medical marijuana can elevate the quality of life for our Senior Citizens.
With rare exception, the majority of senior citizens have precious little information regarding the potential benefits of utilizing today’s CBD-rich cannabis for curing the many aches and pains that ail them. Making our ultimate goal that much more important – we’d like to help one of America’s fastest growing demographics improve their quality of life.
Like unfounded rumors, the misconceptions surrounding medical marijuana are woven throughout the fabric of our society. Decades of inflammatory propaganda have left our senior citizens particularly susceptible to the addictive side effects of Western medicine and the corporate greed heads grinding out massive profits for big Pharma. In the hopes of extending our loved one’s quality of life while celebrating National Senior Citizens Day, we’ve prepared a brief list that outlines the fundamental benefits of utilizing cannabis as medicine.
Top 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 any 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 know side effects of today’s toxic pharmaceutical. Patented by the United States government 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.