As more states legalize cannabis for medical and/or recreational purposes, a bigger proportion of the population can now readily access marijuana products from licensed outlets. According to research out of UC San Diego, a significant fraction of all new marijuana users are seniors. We offer the following tips to seniors who want to use medical or recreational marijuana for the first time.
Do some research on administration methods
The legalization of cannabis in different states has given entrepreneurs an opportunity to come up with different cannabis products and ways to use those products. For example, there are cannabis edibles, suppositories, vape products, and smokable products, among many other administration methods.
Do your research and select a consumption method that will suit your personal needs and preferences.
Your body as a senior is likely to be more sensitive to what you put inside it, so it is advisable that you start with a smaller dose of whatever cannabis product you plan to use. Make any dosage increases minimal and gradual as you observe how your body responds to the product.
Marijuana has a tendency to make users feel parched, so it is a good idea to drink water during your cannabis consumption session. The water will prevent you from feeling dehydrated, and it may also provide a way to keep you grounded during your consumption session.
Cannabis triggers the “munchies” in some people, so you would be well advised to have some snacks on hand before your consumption session begins. These snacks will come in handy if the marijuana product you use causes an increase in your appetite.
Inform your doctor
Many seniors are on medication for a variety of conditions, such as arthritis, high blood pressure and diabetes. It is wise to talk to your physician before you start using any marijuana product. This discussion is important because the compounds in marijuana may either slow down or accelerate the effects of your medication, and your doctor is best placed to assess what specific interactions may occur.
Get the all-clear from your doctor and keep him or her updated on how you feel when you start using marijuana products. The healthcare professional can then advise on what tweaks to your medication are necessary.
It isn’t hard to find a doctor who is knowledgeable about medical marijuana if you live in a state that has legalized marijuana. Such a doctor will give you appropriate advice about using both marijuana and your existing medication.
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