Cannabis Safety for the Elderly
If you’re over 50, you might be thinking about switching to cannabis gummies as a safer and more effective way of medicating. But how do you know if they’re right for your situation? In this article, we’ll address some of the most common questions about using cannabis gummies for elderly people.
Cannabis Gummies are a Non-Smoking Delivery Method
Cannabis gummies are a non-smoking delivery method for medical cannabis. They offer many of the same medical benefits as other forms of ingestible cannabis. One of these is that they don’t produce smoke or smell like it does when burned and smoked in a joint or pipe. Another benefit is that you can control how much cannabis you take at one time by using smaller doses in each gummy candy. Since there is no smoke produced from these edible treats, they do not leave behind any lingering odors either!
Don’t take other medications with cannabis gummies.
Avoid taking cannabis gummies on an empty stomach. If you are going to mix cannabis gummies with alcohol or other drugs, be sure to do so with caution. You should also avoid mixing cannabis gummies (or any other form of marijuana) with medications that can be dangerous when taken in combination with marijuana.
Cannabis Gummies are Available in Different Strengths
Cannabis gummies come in a variety of strengths. The recommended dosage by many medical professionals for the elderly is 2mg gummies, depending on the strain and your tolerance. Please note, more is not better, we know they are small and delicious, but be aware that it may take up to an hour or longer before you may or may not feeling something. Be patient!
The best way to find the right amount for you is by starting with a small dose, such as half or one-quarter of a gummy, and waiting at least two hours before consuming more. If that works well for you, increase your dosage over time until you’re able to reach your desired level of pain relief, sleep issues and any other ailment you’d like to address.
Drink plenty of water while taking cannabis edibles because dehydration can cause nausea or vomiting—and nobody wants that! You may also want to avoid driving after ingesting cannabis edibles or any other form of marijuana because it can impair judgment and coordination (like alcohol).
Check the label for allergens.
As with any food you eat, you should read the ingredients before you buy. But unlike most foods, gummies can contain things that might not be allergens but still irritate your stomach or digestive system. For example:
- Some brands add sugar and corn syrup. These are common allergens for some people and may cause diarrhea, bloating and gas if consumed in high amounts (more than about 5 grams of sugar per day).
- Cannabis gummies can also contain gluten and other grains that could cause problems for those on a gluten-free diet or with celiac disease – an autoimmune condition where consuming gluten causes damage to the small intestine.
Cannabis gummies can be a great alternative to smoking for older people.
For older users, the benefits of cannabis gummies are even more pronounced. While some may be hesitant to smoke in public, cannabis gummies provide discreet and convenient delivery for those who wish to use marijuana without making a spectacle of themselves. Moreover, because they’re edible rather than smoked, they help reduce the potential damage caused by smoking on your lungs and heart.
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You should not let anyone under the age of 21 use cannabis gummies. These potent candies can be harmful to kids and teens and even grand-kids :), so keep them away from children at all times. If you have any questions about the safety of cannabis gummies for elderly people or other medical concerns, talk to your doctor before taking any action.
Ask your doctor if medical cannabis is right for you. You may be pleasantly surprised on all the benefits this plant has to offer.