Medical cannabis significantly safer for elderly with chronic pain

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:vap-leafy_wave:Hello guys, there is a cheering news from the research world. Who said Cannabis isn't good? A new study found cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After six months, more than 18 percent of patients surveyed had stopped using opioid analgesics or had reduced their dosage. While the researchers state their findings to date indicate cannabis may decrease dependence on prescription medicines, including opioids, more evidence-based data from this special, aging population is imperative.
 

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And this is why big pharma pays so well for our Congress critters. They don’t want us growing our own medicine...
 

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According to "European Journal of Internal Medicine" medical cannabis usage among patients 65 years and older significantly improved their chronic pain and overall quality of life. Also some patients reported that their pain level was reduced from a median score of 8 to 4 on a 0–10 scale.
 

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Cannabis therapy is safe and efficacious for elderly patients who are seeking to address cancer symptoms, Parkinson's disease, post-traumatic stress disorder, ulcerative colitis, Crohn's disease, multiple sclerosis, and other medical issues. After monitoring patients 65 and older for six months, we found medical cannabis treatment significantly relieves pain and improves quality of life for seniors with minimal side effects reported.
 

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Wow, @Julie Nicholson , your English, grammar and sentence composition have improved overnight.

You must be going to night school, eh?

There is a substantial growth in the use of medical cannabis in recent years, and with the aging of the population, medical cannabis is increasingly used by the elderly, the study authors wrote. “We aimed to assess the characteristics of elderly people using medical cannabis and to evaluate the safety and efficacy of the treatment."

All patients received a prescription after consulting with a doctor who prescribed treatment. More than 33 percent of patients used cannabis-infused oil; approximately 24 percent inhaled therapy by smoking, and approximately six percent used vaporization.

While the researchers state their findings to date indicate cannabis may decrease dependence on prescription medicines, including opioids, more evidence-based data from this special, aging population is imperative.
 
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A quick reminder that if you are quoting someone else, you should be giving credit to the original author--thanks medicineman for remembering that. I noticed that parts of the original post are reposted in the subsequent posts?
 

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Why is it that things in life that are so clear to me are so often unclear to others. LMAO I would be clicking that ban button like a pair a castanets. LMAO
 

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I need to convince my father to start takin weed.
There are many ways to treat someone doesn't have to be just smoking it
They make candies that can be eaten ie: gummy bears and chocolate bars
Start on 10mgs to be safe
 

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