Medical cannabis treatment from within the senior community has sky-rocketed by about 250% from 2006 to 2013 alone. Below we will discuss just a couple of reasons why many senior citizens are making this move towards medical cannabis in place of their traditionally prescribed medications in record-breaking numbers.
Medical cannabis is safer and more cost efficient: Medical marijuana has proven itself to be a far safer alternative to prescription drugs such as opioids and antipsychotic medications and has fewer and far less severe adverse side effects. Additionally, it can be a more cost-effective treatment. Senior citizens spend an average of close to $3,000 annually on prescription drugs alone. Contrast that with the standard cost of about $650 yearly, medical cannabis is a much more cost-effective option as well.
Out of options: Many seniors experience pain so severe that over-the-counter and prescription medications don’t always treat their maladies. Therefore, many often seek medical cannabis out of desperation and often reap positive results. It thankfully, give unprecedented pain relief. A common senior use is for arthritis. The tinctures and rubs that you can place where you are having chronic pain aides to sooth and allow many folks to sleep comfortably at night. Whether you are senior suffering from nerve pain, joint pains, side effects of chemotherapy, cannabis can help.