Not long ago, you could face arrest for even trying it. But that didn’t stop millions of Americans from using marijuana.
And not just to “get high.” The herb has proven benefits for folks battling some of today’s toughest illnesses.
And now, even the mainstream admits it.
Just look around. When the pandemic shutdowns struck, many communities listed medical marijuana dispensaries as ESSENTIAL BUSINESSES so patients could continue to get the treatments they need.
Some folks swear marijuana is the ONLY thing that truly helps them.
One study reveals why just about everyone… doctors and patients, Democrats and Republicans, and a growing number of public health officials… all now accept marijuana as medicine.
The research proves the benefits are real, for multiple conditions.
And in some cases, it could make a life-changing difference for seniors desperate to avoid dangerous prescription drugs for pain, nerves, cancer, anxiety, sleep, and more.
Medical marijuana has PROVEN benefits for seniors
These days, you don’t have to be the Cheech and Chong type to use marijuana.
Plus, you don’t even have to go “Up In Smoke” with it, either, since there are plenty of ways to get the active ingredients without lighting up a marijuana cigarette. Common options include edibles, oils, vaporizers, and more. And the staff at your local dispensary can help you choose what would work best for you.
You can be as straight-laced as they come… someone who never touched the stuff back in your youth… and still take advantage of the benefits of medical marijuana now without any stigma attached. Because the study focused exclusively on seniors.
Specifically, it tracked the results in folks around the age of 75. And it confirmed a wide range of benefits across the board for neurological conditions, including…
- chronic pain
- Parkinson disease
- multiple sclerosis
Eases pain without pills and MORE
Overall, 69 percent of patients enrolled in the study who tried medical marijuana – via liquid extract tincture, capsule, or electronic vaporizer – saw some benefits.
The biggest winner was in pain reduction. Half of the volunteers had some level of relief.
Just as importantly, opioid use was slashed by a third in patients who used medical marijuana. And that is a HUGE benefit for folks worried about pain-pill addiction.
About a fifth of the patients was able to ease sleep problems, and a sixth got help for their neuropathy. Those last two might not sound like huge benefits to some folks. But I’ve seen drugs get approved with lesser results.
And if you battle sleep problems or neuropathy discomfort, you don’t need ME to tell YOU how they can affect your quality of life.
Obviously, medical marijuana is not for everyone. But if you have a condition that you feel may benefit, then don’t let tired old stereotypes stand in your way. If you’re in one of the 33 states that have already legalized medical marijuana, ask your doctor about a prescription.
Medical marijuana is easy enough to give a shot to see if it works for you. The risks are low as the study finds that only one in five folks had any side effects. The most common was sleepiness (which is great if your original problem was you can’t sleep).
So if it works, terrific. If it doesn’t, then you can move on to other options because despite the myths – and unlike many meds – marijuana is NOT addictive.
As the new study shows, it’s a lot more “medical” than many of the drugs the mainstream is selling.