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Grandparents on Pot: It’s a Good Thing!

Grandparents on Pot: It’s a Good Thing!

By Grow How

Slowly but surely, the stereotype of the ‘down and out’ teenager leading the charge for cannabis use is dying an overdue death with research having shown that a greater number of adults and seniors alike are turning to medical and recreational cannabis on a global basis.

While the whole idea of grandparents on pot might seem a little weird, it can actually be a hugely positive thing. When taking into account some of the proven benefits of cannabis, it really couldn’t make more sense for older people to jump on the bud bandwagon.

So while it may come across as a strange concept on the surface, here are six of the many reasons why grandparents on pot really is nothing but a good thing:

1. Reduced Inflammation

First and foremost, many of the negative effects the aging process has on the body come down to inflammation. In fact, inflammation is responsible for an extraordinary array of diseases and conditions in general. Given that cannabis has been identified as a powerful, effective and safe anti-inflammatory substance, it has the very real potential to promote better mobility, longevity and health in general among seniors.

2. Weight and BMI Management

On-going research has shown that individuals of all ages who use cannabis are more likely to have a healthy body weight than those who abstain. Older adults in particular often find it difficult to maintain a healthy BMI, particularly as their lifestyles become less active. In such instances, there’s every possibility that cannabis could make a real difference.

3. Reduced Drug Use

Given the choice, most seniors (and adults across the board) would probably prefer to minimise their use and dependence on prescription drugs. Particularly those that are prone to nasty and potentially dangerous side-effects. For a near-endless range of conditions, diseases and health complaints in general, cannabis has been found to be even more effective than prescription drugs – all with zero risk of dangerous side-effects.

4. Insomnia Treatment

Likewise, a variety of studies have found that specific strains of cannabis can be exponentially more effective and safe in the treatment of insomnia than conventional drugs and supplements. Sleep problems in general are more common and tend to become more severe for older adults – millions of whom routinely turn to insomnia medication that can be dangerously habit-forming. Targeted cannabis supplements can eliminate these risks entirely, while at the same time proving just as effective.

5. Chronic Pain Relief

The single most common cause of reduced mobility is chronic pain – arthritis in particular taking its toll on millions of older adults on a global basis. However, on-going studies into the beneficial properties of cannabis have found that the natural compounds within cannabis can be uniquely effective in the treatment and management of chronic pain. What’s more, medical cannabis has shown exceptional promise as a potential immediate and long-term treatment for arthritis.

6. Anxiety and Depression Control

Last but not least, the fact that the ageing process as a whole pretty much sucks cannot and should not be ignored. Which is precisely why so many seniors and older adults in general occasionally find themselves going through periods where anxiety and depression can become problematic. All over the world, medical cannabis is becoming an increasingly popular and uniquely effective treatment for anxiety and depression – both for short and long-term cases alike.  Along with presenting absolutely none of the unpleasant side effects associated with comparable prescription drugs, the key benefit of cannabis in the treatment of anxiety and depression is zero risk of addiction and absolutely no withdrawal effects to worry about.

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