How Cannabis Impacts Seniors

As we all grow old, our bodies begin to give out in subtle ways that degrade our overall quality of life. But of course, when you have access to cannabinoids, there is a whole world of opportunity available to you to easing the aches and pains of living inside an older model of the human condition.

Adding Cannabis To The Mix: Risks And Benefits For Seniors

Because of federal restrictions associated with its Schedule 1 status, millions of Americans are using cannabis with no or limited guidance on how it may interact with their other medicines. Baby Boomers and elder adults...

Boomers Fuel Boom in Popularity of CBD

Nancy Giacobbe has been a medical marijuana cardholder since the legalization of medicinal use of the plant in California in 2008. But in 2014, her husband Chris had trouble sleeping due to painful spasms and tremors caused by treatments for a rare form of cancer. While Giacobbe, 61, had used the plant for its psychoactive properties....

Seniors and Marijuana

It may surprise some that the fastest growing demographic of cannabis users in the United States is seniors. According to an article in the NewYorker, seniors turning to marijuana are about evenly split between those (often older than 70) who never tried marijuana before and...

Can Medical Marijuana Help Your MS?

If your multiple sclerosis treatment isn’t giving you the relief you want, or if you’re newly diagnosed with it, you may be curious about how medical marijuana might help you. Surveys show that many people with MS already use marijuana, and half or more of them would consider it if it were legal...

CBD Safety For Seniors

Almost one in five Americans over 50 now uses some kind of CBD product, according to a recent Gallup poll. And they are doing so undeterred by the total lack of FDA oversight or guidelines. But to what extent is CBD use a public health concern for seniors? And what do older adults...

Older adults trying cannabis for the first time

Medical marijuana is now legal in over two-thirds of the country, plus Washington D.C., and its prevalence is reaching a new generation. Nope, not Gen Zers coming of legal age; older adults are turning to cannabis, many for the first time, as a medical treatment. A study by researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine...