Day: February 28, 2019

Seniors and Cannabis: Golden Years Are Turning Green

With legalization in full swing in Canada, research is growing over the potential medical uses of cannabis.

One demographic of specific interest is seniors, or those aged 65 or above.

As baby boomers are now entering their golden years, those who may have used cannabis in the swinging 60s are turning to the drug once again, and statistics show increasingly.

However, there is still a lot of mystery over how cannabis can be helpful or harmful to seniors.

Read on to find out the advantages and risks of seniors using cannabis, what senior-specific ailments cannabis could potentially treat, and the cannabis businesses that are beginning to target seniors.

Golden years turning green

Recent statistics have shown that cannabis use among seniors is on the rise.

A study by the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence found that nine per cent of adults in the U.S. aged 50 to 64 and three per cent of those aged 65 and older reported using cannabis in 2015 and 2016.

While that may not seem like a lot, for adults aged 50 to 64, it …

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Smoked for the first time: confusing experience.

So I smoked for the first time last Saturday. I don’t know what strain it was. I took a couple of very small bongs hits, felt nothing. Hit a dab pen, felt a little funny but not much. Then I had a FULL bong hit, felt it immediately.

I just took a seat and relaxed. Then, I felt like I was doing something wrong because I had a strange anxious feeling in my inner legs, next to my knees. I felt little random muscle twitches all over my legs, it was actually moving my legs a bit. I didn’t mind it much, I actually enjoyed the strangeness of it all. But, it didn’t feel particularly good.

Besides that, I had normal effects. Tingly feeling, odd perception of time, etc. How does my experience compare to a common smoker’s experience or your first time smoking experience?

Edit: I do have social/general anxiety, and I was with a group of people. Important to know, probably.

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Canopy Growth Names Trailblazer Hilary Black as Chief Advocacy Officer

SMITHS FALLS, ON /CNW/ – Canopy Growth Corporation (“Canopy Growth” or the “Company”) (TSX: WEED) (NYSE: CGC) is pleased to announce it has named Hilary Black as its Chief Advocacy Officer, effective Feb. 25, 2019. In her expanded role, Hilary’s mandate includes driving patient advocacy efforts worldwide, executing the Company’s global corporate social responsibility strategy, and leading […]

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Source: https://cannabislifenetwork.com/canopy-growth-names-trailblazer-hilary-black-as-chief-advocacy-officer/…

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Smoked for the first time: confusing experience.

So I smoked for the first time last Saturday. I don’t know what strain it was. I took a couple of very small bongs hits, felt nothing. Hit a dab pen, felt a little funny but not much. Then I had a FULL bong hit, felt it immediately.

I just took a seat and relaxed. Then, I felt like I was doing something wrong because I had a strange anxious feeling in my inner legs, next to my knees. I felt little random muscle twitches all over my legs, it was actually moving my legs a bit. I didn’t mind it much, I actually enjoyed the strangeness of it all. But, it didn’t feel particularly good.

Besides that, I had normal effects. Tingly feeling, odd perception of time, etc. How does my experience compare to a common smoker’s experience or your first time smoking experience?

Edit: I do have social/general anxiety, and I was with a group of people. Important to know, probably.

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