Natural Care


Is cannabis safe for seniors?

Every person has a unique set of medical circumstances and needs, but in general, yes, cannabis has a good safety profile. A 2018 study in the European Journal of Internal Medicine followed over 2,700 cannabis patients aged 65 and up for nearly two years. Their conclusion? “Our study finds that the therapeutic use of cannabis is safe and efficacious in the elderly population.”

Will I get high if I use cannabis?

Euphoria can be a side effect of cannabis, particularly when consuming products that contain the cannabinoid tetrahydrocannabinol, or THC. However, as with other medicines, the goal is to find the dose that works best for you, offering maximal symptom relief with minimal side effects. There are many ways to achieve this, whether it means using the lowest dose of THC possible, choosing cannabis products high in CBD, or choosing consumption methods with low probability of intoxicating effects. Your Natural Care patient care team will work with you to find the ideal product(s), dose(s) and method(s) of consumption for your particular needs.