Hoosier Seniors Find Success with CBD
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The transition from prohibition to legalization is a difficult one – not only legislators trying to figure out how to make it work and for patients waiting until their medicine is finally legally available for purchase; but also, for those who may be considering for the first time that maybe, cannabis really is a medicine.
Many of those looking at cannabis in a different light for the first time are seniors. The 65 and older age group is becoming more accepting of cannabis as the years go by and legalization spreads from state to state. For many, it is CBD, or cannabidiol, the non-psychoactive compound found in the cannabis plant, that has them convinced.
Seniors in Hoosier, Indiana are starting to try CBD for the first time now that their state has legalized it – and many are surprised at just how effective it’s been for them.
Carol Rector, who’s 74-year-old husband Jim has diabetes, wondered if CBD may be able to help him control the condition. She had read that evidence found cannabidiol could be potentially useful in treating the chronic disease, and so she got it for him and then told his doctor. Jim Rector also suffers from chronic pain related to bursitis, and Carol said his pain was reduced from a 10 to a 5 in only a few days of using CBD.
“He said let’s do an A1C, so they took his blood work and it came back perfect,” says Rector.
CBD sold in Indiana is required to contain less than 0.03 percent THC – classifying the plants it is being derived from as hemp, not medical marijuana. While it is possible that CBD works best in tandem with THC, a full spectrum hemp oil that contains even trace amounts of CBD is beneficial – and even CBD extracts have shown to have significant medicinal qualities and can be beneficial on its own.
Indiana is one of the most recent states to legalize CBD – and with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) recently approving CBD based Epidiolex we can hope that perhaps this will further the growing acceptance of medical marijuana and CBD, allowing more families like the Rector’s discover a new quality of life with CBD.