Let's be honest...
Getting old sucks!
The older we get, the more attention and care our bodies seem to need.
One estimate claims that by the year 2030, the current state of senior diseases will double, resulting in 15 million adults that will suffer from some sort of chronic ailment 😲
We have some good news, as well.
Cannabis CAN improve the life of seniors. Here's how.
Remember that cannabis is still a newcomer to the healthcare field, which means there's still an enormous source of untapped potential yet to be discovered by mainstream science.
You can expect a lot more studies about cannabis, CBD, hemp and their effects on seniors in the next few decades.
If you're familiar with our blog, you probably read a few.
Now, here's what we DO know currently...
6 Ways Cannabis Shows Promise To Help With Chronic Disease In Seniors And Their Family
1. Cannabis improves quality of life
As we age, our bodies start to deteriorate in many ways, often leading to some degree of discomfort.
Seniors are more prone to experience inflammation, mental and bone health issues and high blood pressure. Luckily, there’s evidence and some studies that prove cannabis/CBD is a good way of providing help.
2. It’s a natural compound
Without harsh chemicals that may do more harm than good (think prescription drugs in a deteriorating body), cannabis and CBD rely on natural properties, treating patients with gentleness and care.
The cannabis (or marijuana) plant is multidimensional and has a variety of consumption methods (especially when it comes to CBD), affecting a wide range of diseases, issues and illnesses that can be effectively managed in the least invasive way.
3. There’s no need for seniors to get high
Even though a little "high" has never hurt anybody, there’s no reason for seniors using medical marijuana to get high.
Experts have started to develop effective medicinal CBD strains that contain small amounts of THC. These strains focus their efforts on the therapeutic side of the plant, producing little to no psychoactive effect.
In our case, we use an organic, full-spectrum CBD to infuse our topical creams with... and our customers LOVE it! Check out our testimonials.
4. It’s safer than prescription drugs
Opioid-related deaths are one of the most serious crises Americans face, and a well-regulated plan of medicinal cannabis could help diminish that.
While it’s believed that opioids affect mostly younger people, certain statistics claim that an average of 2.8 million seniors abuse prescription drugs within one year ALONE.
Opioids pose a great risk for seniors and increase their chances of falling, which is one of the main reasons why they end up under supervision in nursing homes.
A steady and well-managed dosage of marijuana (whether CBD or THC) can drastically reduce these risks.
5. Cannabis can foster a sense of community
Loneliness is something that greatly affects seniors, especially during times of increased isolation, and can act as a gateway for depression, diseases, and even death.
Cannabis is considered a mind-enhancing substance, and could help seniors develop their creativity, improve social skills, and promote their relaxation.
6. Cannabis and healthcare
After enduring stigma and legal persecution for many years, cannabis in the United States is finally getting closer to be accepted in mainstream medicine, hopefully making the drug available for healthcare programs, reducing costs and improving the lives of countless patients... whether young or "old."
So, there you have it! The 6 Ways Cannabis Shows Promise To Help With Chronic Disease In Seniors.
All of our parents here at Blumenes are already using our Organic Full Spectrum CBD Topical Cream for their daily aches. It's completely safe and free of psychoactive compounds that would get you "high."
Never tried a topical CBD cream? 😲
Well then, it's about time!