How Cannabis Can Help Seniors Improve Their Quality Of Life

 

Senior citizens can enjoy a heightened quality of life thanks to the immense, versatile therapeutics of cannabis. Whether you’re smoking, dabbing, vaping, or using CBD oil and infusions, there is always a way to get potent pain relief and a noticeable lift to your mood. If you’re open cured dried herbs, then there are endless strains of marijuana to choose from, each giving a profoundly different effect. Same goes for the various concentrations of cannabinoids in CBD-oils and extracts, as well as other products like edibles. Getting the medical benefits doesn’t mean that you need to get high, and if you do, there are tons of options for you. Let’s take a close look at how cannabis can help seniors improve their quality of life.

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Study: Strong Majority of Hospice Professionals Support Medical Marijuana

A large majority of hospice  professionals support medical marijuana, according to a new study published in The Journal of Palliative Medicine and published online by the U.S. National Institute of Health.

For the study – titled A survey of hospice professional regarding medical cannabis practices – researchers surveyed a nationally representative sample of 310 hospice professionals (primarily nurses) from 40 states. 91% of respondents said that they endorse medical marijuana for hospice patients. In addition, 90% stated that they have fielded questions from patients regarding medical marijuana, and 73% said that they’ve had a patient who has used it.

The study states that “[R]egardless of legal status, hospice staff overwhelmingly support patient access to MC (medical cannabis). Those who practice in states where MC is not yet legal wish that it was.”

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What is CBD Microdosing?

Finding the right group of treatments for your joint issues can be difficult,  Especially because of some of the side effects that come along with some of the prescription medicines, you can take for your arthritis or joint issues. Many people have seen success in treating their joint troubles with CBD oil, a natural cannabinoid that is new to the market. It’s non-addictive and less expensive than many other medications, making it worth trying!

Now, you might hear the word cannabinoid and worry about its connection to marijuana. CBD, also known as cannabidiol, is totally legal all over the world. In order to be sold legally, it has to have less than 0.3 percent THC in it, so it wouldn’t cause any trouble with the law.

If you live somewhere that recreational marijuana is legal, you might be able to find some that also includes THC in it legally, but it has to be very clearly labeled as such. If you don’t live somewhere where it’s legal, you will be unable to purchase it or have it shipped to you legally.

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New Mexico Adds Opioid Use Disorder and Other Ailments as Qualifying Medical Marijuana Condition

New Mexico health officials on Thursday expanded the list of qualifying conditions for the state’s medical cannabis program to include opioid use disorder and several others, reports the Associated Press.

In addition to adding opioid use disorder, officials added Alzheimer’s disease, autism spectrum disorder and three degenerative neurological disorders.

First-year Governor Michelle Lujan Grisham (D), a former state health secretary, campaigned on a pledge to open up the medical marijuana program to people struggling with opioid use and addiction after the previous administration rejected petitions for the change.

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Top 5 Best Portable Dab Rigs Right Now

By the term “dabbing” we refer to a way of consuming marijuana which consists of a dab (a highly concentrated blend). Dabbing turned out to be quite popular given that it consists of a high concentration of THC, unlike regular marijuana. Perhaps the best possible way to enjoy your preferred dabs will be to make use of portable dab rigs out there. It will provide you with the genuine power that makes dabbing so renowned within a portable package which is appropriate to be used while you are traveling. Every single top-quality dab rigs consist of a robust battery base along with the e-mail itself which have been manufactured to offer you the maximum raw power that one can handle. In case you are all set to get your dab on, all these powerful devices mentioned below will provide you with everything that you require to get started.

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Presence Of THC In Blood is Not Associated With Crash Culpability, Finds Study

According to a new study, drivers who test positive for THC do not possess a significantly increased risk of being responsible for a non-fatal motor vehicle accident.

For the study, researchers at the University of British Columbia compared the likelihood of crash responsibility in drivers testing positive for THC and/or other substances as compared to drug-free drivers over a six-year period (2010 to 2016).

As reported on by NORML, the state found that, “In this multi-site observational study of non-fatally injured drivers, we found no increase in crash risk, after adjustment for age, sex, and use of other impairing substances, in drivers with THC<5ng/ml. For drivers with THC>5ngml there may be an increased risk of crash responsibility, but this result was statistically non-significant and further study is required. … Our findings … suggest that the impact of cannabis on road safety is relatively small at present time.”

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Study: Medical Marijuana Legalization Associated With Lower Opioid Prescription Rates

According to a new study published by the journal Preventive Medicine, medical marijuana legalization is associated with reduced opioid prescription rates.

The study, titled “Association between cannabis laws and opioid prescriptions among privately insured adults in the US,” analyzed how different cannabis laws influenced the rate of opioid prescriptions among adults from different age groups in 2016.

According to High Times, who first reported on the study, researchers examined the relationships between a few different variables. First, age, breaking it up into five groups, 18-25, 26-35, 36-45, 46-55, and 56-64 years. Second, changes in state cannabis law, whether decriminalization, medical legalization, or adult-use legalization. And third, the pattern and rate of opioid prescriptions, broken down into greater than 30-day and greater than 90-day prescriptions.

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Illinois Senate Approves Bill to Legalize Marijuana

Legislation to legalize marijuana for everyone 21 and older has been passed in an overwhelming vote by the Illinois Senate.

The Illinois Senate voted Wednesday to pass the bill, sending it to the House for consideration with just a couple days left in the legislative session. The vote was 38 to 17, with just two Republicans voting in favor, reports the Associated Press.

“This bill is going to set the model, I believe, the gold standard for how to approach social equity issues, relating (to) cannabis legalization,” Sen. Heather Steans, D-Chicago, the bill’s chief sponsor, said in her closing statement on the Senate floor.

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Why Treating Epileptic Seizures With CBD Oil Is A Good Idea?

The year 2018 witnessed a landmark decision on the cannabis front. Various states joined hands in legalizing the medicinal use of cannabis. This decision was based on a number of positive research that supported cannabis to be a potential drug that can effectively treat various diseases. Today cannabis doctors across these states and countries prescribe cannabis-based treatments to ease various ailments and discomfort associated with them.

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Over 150 Athletes Sign Letter to World Anti-Doping Agency Asking for Removal of Marijuana from Prohibited List

Over 150 current and former athletes have signed a letter that’s been sent to the World Anti-Doping Agency, asking them to remove marijuana from its list of prohibited substances.

Mike Tyson (Photo: Biography.com).

Retired NFL players Jake Plummer and Ricky Williams, famed boxer Mike Tyson and cyclist Floyd Landis are among the athletes who submitted the letter through Athletes for CARE, a nonprofit organization that advocates for marijuana research to treat a variety of ailments.

“Athletes for CARE is proud to have such a strong network of respected athletes campaigning for the removal of cannabis from the World Anti-Doping Agency’s prohibited substance list,” Anna Symonds, a rugby player and Athletes for CARE representative, said in a statement. “We’re also calling on fans to show their support online via our Change.org petition.”

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