Currently, the fastest growing group of Americans who medicate with cannabis is, surprisingly or not, senior citizens. Many people might be curious as to why this particular section of the population would suddenly choose to embrace cannabis at this stage of life. It’s estimated that while Americans over the age of 65 represent just 14 percent of the population, in reality, they actually wind up using over 30 percent of all prescription drugs.Most pharmaceutical drugs come with some side effects, many of these undesirable, and some requiring even ...Continue reading Why Senior Citizens Are Turning to Medical Cannabis
According to a new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, once patients began medical cannabis, those suffering from pain and other medical conditions reduced their use of opioids, antidepressants, sleep medications, alcohol, and other dangerous substances.A lead researcher on the study, Brian J. Piper, PhD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neuroscience in the Geisinger Commonwealth School of Medicine, stated that what was discovered after starting medical marijuana, is that many of the patients who were previously using opioids reduced their use of tho...Continue reading Medical Cannabis Patients Use Less Opioids, Antidepressants, and Alcohol, Study Finds
The legalization of medical marijuana has provided many benefits. It gives thousands of patients a much more favorable alternative for the treatment of a number of diseases and conditions. It provides jobs and it has made a notable impact on the rate of opioid prescriptions and overdoses caused by opioids. In essence, it saves lives. But, there are even more changes that occur with the legalization of medical marijuana, which many might not realize at first glance. Researchers continue to reveal data that most people might not have considered. ...Continue reading Medical Marijuana Might Increase the Years Senior Citizens are in the Workforce
Only six days before Prince’s death, the legendary singer was hospitalized for a possible overdose on Percocet. His death on April 21 was the result of overdosing on another painkiller, fentanyl. Every year, millions of Americans use one or both of these opioids in an effort to alleviate pain frequently requiring ever increasing amounts for effective pain management, at the risk of overdosing. According to the Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. is in the midst of an opioid epidemic that is the greatest in scope and unlike any other ...Continue reading Could Medical Cannabis Break the Painkiller Epidemic?
The country’s largest veterans organization released a new study which found that a vast majority of veterans, along with their caregivers, want the federal government to legalize medical cannabis and conduct more cannabis-related research. A study by the American Legion showed that when surveyed, 82 percent of veterans and caregivers stated that they are in favor marijuana being federally legalized. An even greater number - 92 percent, wanted the government to conduct marijuana research. The survey also strongly indicated that legalization of medic...Continue reading 82 Percent of Veterans want the Government to Legalize Medical Cannabis
People who use cannabis have often been stereotypically labeled as apathetic, directionless and lazy. In reality, according to new research, they are among some of the most satisfied and successful people within the population. Market researchers BDS Analytics conducted a study in which they surveyed people who use cannabis as well as people who abstain from cannabis use. The subjects were surveyed across a variety of factors including their mental, social and financial conditions. The study also sought to measure life satisfaction levels, par...Continue reading People Who Use Cannabis are Richer, More Successful and Happier, Study Finds