Health Benefits of Cannabis for Seniors

Marijuana has proven to be effective for the following:

  • Age-related illnesses
  • Cognitive decline
  • Arthritis
  • Muscle pain
  • Sleep disorders
  • Anxiety
  • Depression
  • Alzheimer's
  • Parkinson's
  • And more

People continue to discover the benefits of cannabis when incorporated into an overall health and wellness regimen.

For senior citizens, this is especially true. Studies and reports have shown cannabis use among seniors is on the rise and offers an ideal alternative to costly and potentially damaging prescription medications.

According to a paper published by the European Journal of Internal Medicine, “The therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in the elderly population.” The report also concludes cannabis consumption has helped to facilitate a significant reduction of prescription opioid use among seniors.

At Lightshade, it is our goal to guide Colorado’s Senior Citizens to an enhanced quality of life through the practice of cannabis consumption.

Lightshade offers a welcoming in-store experience, enhanced by the knowledge and expertise offered by our expert budtenders.

You can trust the medical and recreational marijuana products you receive from Lightshade will help to improve the quality of your life.

Understanding cannabis and the benefits of cannabis consumption for seniors

  • You can realize the benefits of cannabis consumption without the psychoactive effects of THC (consumers don’t have to get high) by incorporating CBD and related products into your healthcare program.
  • There are many consumption methods, from topicals, tinctures, edibles and transdermals, to vaping products, teas, and bath soaks— smoking cannabis is not your only option.
  • Cannabis has proven to be effective for the treatment of age-related illnesses and cognitive decline.
  • Cannabis is highly effective for seniors, in the treatment of arthritis, muscle pain, sleep disorders, anxiety and depression, Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s, as well as numerous other common (and not-so-common) conditions.
  • Cannabis is a healthy, non-addictive, and affordable alternative to potentially habit-forming and dangerous prescription medications.

We understand the dispensary experience can be intimidating for senior citizens new to cannabis. That’s why at Lightshade, we are committed to offering seniors a comfortable and professional setting to learn about and purchase the right cannabis products for their individualized needs.

If you’d like to learn more about the benefits of incorporating cannabis as a component of your overall health and wellness regimen contact us or drop into any of our eight Colorado dispensary locations.

Cannabis use in senior citizens

Research and education information courtesy of Holos Health | Dr. Joseph Cohen, D.O.