Can Medical Marijuana Help Senior Citizens?
Can Medical Marijuana Safely Help Senior Citizens?
YES. The number of elderly seniors safely using marijuana for various medical conditions is growing. Medical cannabis has shown benefit in the symptoms of pain and discomfort in rheumatoid arthritis, fibromyalgia and other chronic pain conditions. Seniors also find cannabis relief after treatment of anxiety, depression, cancer, Alzheimer's disease, insomnia, sleep disorders, glaucoma, and panic attacks. Cannabis for PTSD (post-traumatic stress disorder) is as an option for older veterans. Alternative methods of ingestion such as edibles, pills, topical creams and oils avoid the odor of smoking and has helped its rising popularity. Cannabis generally has fewer side effects and on the advice of the doctor, may be used as replacement treatment for the usual harmful medications commonly prescribed for many of these conditions.
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