Weed is a beautiful thing. One if the best things about it is its ability to connect people across different cultures, generations, socioeconomic status and gender. This likely is due to the plethora of uses and benefits people enjoy when consuming marijuana. These uses include physical healing and medical benefits to social and spiritual benefits of the plant.
As the topic of pot becomes less taboo over time, with more and more states looking to hop on the medical and recreational bandwagon, users feel more comfortable sharing their love of all things green with their family, friends and peers.
Benefits for Adults 55+
Marijuana can relieve a wide variety of symptoms common to elderly folks. The most common conditions marijuana can help alleviate symptoms for include arthritis, nausea, chronic pain, loss of appetite, fibromyalgia, cancer, glaucoma and Crohn’s Disease. Edibles, vaporizers and soluble liquids are a great consumption method for seniors as they do no harm to your lungs.
Marijuana can further help reduce drug dependency among seniors by replacing highly addictive opioid medications. Since seniors get 55% of all opioid prescriptions, opioid dependence happens frequently among folks over 65. Because of the incredible benefits if marijuana, more seniors are deciding to move to medical marijuana-friendly states when they retire.
The number of folks over 55 who use marijuana is continually increasing, making the 55 and older community a top demographic for the marijuana industry.
Benefits to Young Consumers
Marijuana has many healing benefits which is why so many young people love the plant. Not only is it fun for social occasions but it is also great for preventing a long list of ailments including pain relief and reduced risk of stroke, cancer and other diseases. A report from the National Academies found conclusive substantial evidence that cannabis is an effective treatment for chronic pain, which could have to do with the presence of both CBD and THC. Pain is “by far the most common” reason people seek out marijuana, according to the report.
In August if 2017, a study published in the journal Neuropsychopharmacology suggested that pot smokers could have a greatly reduced risk of stroke. Researchers from the University of Texas at Dallas found chronic cannabis users have higher blood flow to the brain and extract more oxygen from cerebral blood flow than nonusers. THC is known to relax blood vessels. These changes effectively reduce the risk of stroke and blood clots in consumers, a benefit to young users as they age.
Weed has also proven it’s worth among our Veteran heroes in reducing the symptoms of PTSD, chronic pain, anxiety and mental illness. Many veterans see the plant as a good replacement for opioids and other drugs often prescribed for PTSD. “On those drugs, it wasn’t the quality of life that I wanted,” Aaron Newsom, who served in Afghanistan, said in a CNN article. “With cannabis, I had such great success. I could regulate myself and my hypervigilance, and I was able to get off those other pills.”
THC can relieve pain, anxiety, psychosis, seizures, spasms and other conditions, without the disconcerting feelings of lethargy and dysphoria caused by many psychoactive drugs. When people with PTSD use cannabis, they are able to let their guard down. PTSD patients are regularly offered antidepressants, specifically SSRIs (selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor) like Zoloft or Paxil. If one of these does not work others such as Prozac, Celexa or Lexapro can be tried.
Another popular antidepressant option is an SNRI (serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor), like Effexor.Such drugs may help ease suffering but some people complain that they do not feel like themselves while taking them. The right dose of cannabis for PTSD provides enough detachment from traumatizing experiences that veterans are able to go out and enjoy the world.
As it becomes more socially acceptable, more moms are using marijuana and its various incarnations to deal with everything from the daily aches and stresses of motherhood, to postpartum depression and anxiety, to menstrual cramps. In her recent High Times article, Jessica Delfino discusses the changing social attitudes toward motherhood and marijuana: “I think cannabis use in moms is becoming more widespread because it’s becoming more legal, and so people feel more willing and able to discuss it.”
Athletes love the benefits of cannabis and its uses in eliminating pre-competition anxiety, reducing pain and inflammation, boosting the “runner’s high,” spiking your endurance, improving focus, bonding with teammates, and celebrating after those great victories!
Most of the benefits of cannabis are mental or promote pain relief. That’s a perfect cure for athletes who want versatile solutions to their sports-related needs.
Xanthic Products are great for Everyone
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