Cannabis For Seniors: Celebrate National Grandparents Day With The Power Of Weed
With National Grandparents Day coming up this Sunday, September 9th, it's time to celebrate the people in our lives that we've looked up to since birth. They are our heroes and our own biggest fans. Grandparents have always had that fantastic ability to spoil their children, and more importantly, their grandchildren! This National Grandparents Day, why not explore the possibilities of cannabis for seniors and spoil grandma and grandpa for a change?
Cannabis And The Elderly
If you're reading this, there is an excellent chance that you are aware of the healing and medicinal effects of marijuana and CBD. For the elderly, cannabis may not be the obvious choice, however, it can have profound benefits for those suffering from anxiety, joint pain, arthritis and even help cancer patients with nausea.
Senior citizens make up less than 15% of the population, however, they are prescribed more than one-third of all prescription drugs in America. That's a pretty staggering number. Old age comes with a variety of aches and pains, many of which may be helped with the use of cannabis.
The Endocannabinoid System
Inside of our bodies, there is what is called the endocannabinoid system (ECS). The endocannabinoid system is involved in many physiological functions including those that regulate pain and inflammation. Scientists have concluded that the ECS plays a part in homeostasis which is essentially the process of keeping the body regulated and stable. The body sends and receives pain from a muscle or organ and sends that information through receptors to the brain.
Marijuana itself contains many cannabinoids - it's hard to say precisely how many - but they can work naturally with the ECS within your body to produce better medicinal effects with fewer side effects than a lot of traditional prescription medications. Evidence has shown that cannabinoids can impact normal inhibitory pathways and pathophysiological processes. Essentially, it leads to the pain-relieving effects we feel when taking in CBD and THC. When it comes to cannabis for seniors, there are a variety of tinctures, patches, edibles, and more to choose from.
Charlotte's Web, which you can pick up at Jenny's North Las Vegas, may be one of the most popular CBD products on the market. It comes in three strengths, Original, Plus, and Advanced, which carry 10ml, 25ml, and 43ml of hemp extract per serving respectively. Charlotte's Web also comes in two flavors; Mint Chocolate, and Olive Oil and can be taken directly from the 1ml dropper or mixed in with food or a drink.
Charlotte’s Web can be an excellent aid for seniors who have anxiety or trouble sleeping as CBD acts to lengthen the deep sleep phase without having the potential side effects of traditional sleeping medication. Additionally, CBD contains antioxidants stronger than those found in Vitamin C and E that can work to fight off free radicals that contribute to aging. First-time orders can take advantage of $20 off with the code READJENNYS.
CBD patches can be a perfect way to target a particular ache or pain for seniors. The Papa & Barkley 3:1 CBD Patch from Cannabis Express San Francisco may be one of the best. Each 3:1 patch contains 22.5mg of CBD and 7.5mg of THC. Papa & Barkley recently changed their product ratios and now also offer a 100% CBD patch (containing 30mg of CBD). These patches are an effective method by which to target the source of the pain for long-lasting relief.
When you were young, your grandparents would give you candy so why not return the favor? Kaneh Co. has many fantastic edibles, but the Chocolate Paleo Bites you can grab from Compassionate Bay Delivery Salinas may be their masterpiece. These delicious bites are vegan, gluten-free, and have no added sugar while also including 10mg of THC per serving. Not only are these bites tasty, but they will also help to soothe and relax grandma and grandpa after a long day on their feet, bringing them the calming relief they need. Get 10% off your order from Compassionate Bay Delivery with the code CBD831READ.
One of the quickest ways pain relief and full body relaxation may come in the form of The Louis XIII Disposable Vape Pen from Essence West Tropicana. When vaping, THC is absorbed into the bloodstream much faster than with patches or edibles, so when pain relief or rest is needed immediately this can serve as an effective method. The Louis XIII Disposable is an indica-dominant strain that is smooth, discreet, and most importantly, potent. With 1 gram of cannabis oil, this vape pen will provide long-lasting relief and deep relaxation.
Care by Design 18:1 CBD tincture from Marie's Deliverables San Francisco is a fast-acting CBD dropper with a ratio of 18:1 CBD to THC. These drops are low on THC but high in CBD which makes them the perfect cannabis for seniors product for those looking more for pain relief than the psychoactive effects associated with THC. These measured drops can be placed under the tongue or mixed into your favorite drink and also include coconut oil to aid in faster absorption. These tinctures come in a variety of ratios, but for seniors looking for something to assist in joint pain or chronic illnesses, this may be a great place to start. Get 10% off your Maries order with the code READMARIES.
For seniors looking to add an extra pep to their step, Canndescent's Charge Sativa can be picked up at Marie's Deliverables San Francisco. This energy-invoking sativa-dominant strain may be just what you need to power through the weekend and stay energized with clarity, while also relieving some of your body’s aches and pains. Canndescent is known for producing high-quality flower, and this product is no exception.
Dip N’ Dabs Strawberry Banana THC Isolate from Cannabis Express is said to be the world's strongest dab. This is an extremely high-potency powder that comes in a variety of flavors and can be used in multiple ways, making it ideal for seniors with various ailments. Testing at 94.84%, this THC isolate helps with pain and discomfort while also being able to soothe the mind and body for restful sleep. However, considering it’s high potency, we don’t recommend this product for beginners.
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