Seniors should explore the benefits of Cannabis as a compliment to healthy living and potentially reduce or eliminate prescriptions of pharmaceuticals.
According to StatsCan Seniors could represent between 23% and 25% of the total Canadian population by 2036. The proportion of the senior population (aged 65 and older) has been increasing steadily over the past 40 years. Unfortunately so has the use of pharmaceuticals. Multiple medications is a common solution for managing seniors health care. Seniors (aged 60 to79) are often prescribed prescriptions well into the double digits. When you combine several medications you are more likely to have severe or negative reactions or limited outcomes.
There are many common conditions that impact the elderly that Cannabis can provide health benefits for such as:
- Cancer treatment side effects
- Alzheimer’s disease
- Chronic Pain
Share this with the seniors in your life, although you maybe surprised to find out they are already well informed and consuming. From 2006 to 2013, cannabis use among US seniors increased by 250 percent.