Inspired partly by their own use of the drug for pain relief, or by caring for others who use it for their own aches, these women see viable business opportunities and view their work as therapeutic for their customers.
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In California, seniors are getting together to sample weed-laced lip balms, topical ointments, and tinctures in Mary Kay-style parties at their retirement communities.
Move over, Tiger Balm, Body Crème or Bengay. More and more seniors are turning to marijuana-infused skin preparations called “topicals” and some people swear by them to relieve muscle pain, arthritis and skin irritation.
Adults in late middle age tended to consume more cannabis than those of retirement age – but that seems to be quickly changing.
From retirement communities to nursing homes, older Americans are increasingly turning to marijuana for relief from aches and pains.
Older Americans are among the fastest growing groups of pot users, according to recent research and drug surveys.
A recent study found a 71 percent increase in the number of people older than 49 who reported using marijuana between 2006 and 2013.
In April 2015, Carrie Tice was despairing over her 80-year-old mother’s advancing Alzheimer’s when a caregiver at her senior center in California recommended giving her a topical dose of marijuana.
Take it as an indicator in the rapidly changing world of cannabis use, but a group of senior citizens are organizing their own social network to discuss marijuana.
Physicians wrote significantly fewer prescriptions for painkillers and other medications for elderly and disabled patients who had legal access to medical marijuana, a new study finds.
Sue is one of just two people certified through the State of California to educate senior living facility staff and caregivers about medical marijuana.