We’re used to the concept of cannabis being a little hush-hush around older folks. For many, cannabis is a little too far out of left field for their conservative liking and they’ve let stigma get the best of them, or they picked up the herb once in the 1960s or 1970s, in a very different context, and have moved on to focus on jobs and families. But the two don’t have to be mutually exclusive.
As stigma wanes and legalization starts to take over the globe. Baby boomers and older seniors alike are becoming friendlier towards the idea of lighting up. A big part of that is the huge medical market. Prescription drugs across North America can prove costly for a range of medical conditions, as well as high-maintenance. Many seniors are currently taking an average of 15 to 26 pills daily.
CBD, on the other hand, is the pain-relieving and non-psychoactive component of cannabis which proves more affordable and holistic, whilst less invasive approach. CBD doesn’t invite addiction the way that pharmaceuticals can; for example, its role in chemotherapy and epilepsy treatments have proven wildly effective over the past decade.
Many seniors are concerned about personal cannabis usage since they don’t want that stoned feeling which takes them out of their comfort zone. However, only THC is the psychoactive compound. CBD, on the other hand, is non-psychoactive and promotes a feeling of calm contentment that is almost similar to meditation. It also has twenty times the anti-anti-inflammatory properties as Aspirin.
Cannabis is also linked to improved sex drive, raising the question as to whether cannabis ill possibly endangers the lucrative world of Viagra.
Seniors are actually North America’s fastest growing demographic of new cannabis users, and more people are trying cannabis for general, recreational well being and medically therapeutic options. Getting older doesn’t come without its burdens, and the cathartic, Healing nature of cannabis usage lighten that load a bit.
Baby Boomers have more experience with cannabis than generations previous to them, and they’re ready to indulge once again. Maybe it’s to thin out their prescription dosage, or it could be what takes back to more youthful days.