Wellness

A Letter To Seniors About Cannabis

 

Why Cannabis should be a part of your wellness regimen.

Just like anything, your body wears down with time. What if we told you there was a natural way to make “growing older” easier–a natural alternative to help your ailments and slow down the aging of your brain? It’s time we throw away the “stoner stigma” and take advantage of the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant.

 

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The cannabinoids in cannabis — cannabidiol (CBD) and tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) — interact with your body by way of naturally-occurring cannabinoid receptors embedded throughout your body. Similar to those found in marijuana, your body makes its own cannabinoids. The fact that your body contains cannabinoid receptors, key to so many biological functions, is why there’s such enormous medical potential for cannabis.

Marijuana is safer than many commonly prescribed medications, with less harmful side effects and less of a physiological dependence. In addition, a single person has never died of a marijuana overdose.



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“It’s time we throw away the “stoner stigma” and take advantage of the medicinal benefits of the cannabis plant.”



Without the powerful addictive qualities of most allopathic medicine, cannabis contains a multitude of healing properties. Cannabis’s medicinal properties include reducing inflammation in joints, pain relief, lowering blood pressure, and helping with digestive disorders, insomnia, anxiety, depression, and more. Cannabis has the ability to help people with Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s, Epilepsy, PTSD, cancer, chronic pain, and more!   

Cannabis has also been proven to slow down someone’s brain aging process, and a low dose of THC restored cognitive function in old mice, reversing the age-related decline in their cognitive performance, according to a published study by the journal, Nature Medicine. “There is substantial evidence suggesting that the endocannabinoid system (ECS) is part of the latter system because it modulated the physiological processes underlying aging,” Nature Medicine writes.  It was said that THC reversed the loss of performance in elderly mice.  In elderly brains specifically, cannabis can have a significant impact.

 

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Cannabis is a facilitator for wellness

If you don’t like the feeling of getting “high,” there are many cannabis strains without the psychoactive effects, such as those with a high level of CBD, or cannabidiol. If you are against smoking it, there are other ways to consume marijuana, including infusing foods, drinks, vaporizers, oils, and more!

The stigma is fading. Scientists and doctors around the globe are realizing that cannabis is more of a tool for wellness than “the devils lettuce.” It isn’t just something young delinquents do with their free time–it’s a facilitator for wellness, and can especially be helpful for seniors. It’s time to give cannabis a chance!


“Cannabis has also been proven to slow down someone’s brain aging process…
 




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“Without the powerful addictive qualities of most allopathic medicine, cannabis contains a multitude of healing properties. ”

 


Cultivate wellness!


Elle

 

Together, WeGrow.


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