New Year’s Resolutions for Seniors who Use Cannabis
So you’ve decided to try something new in 2017–cannabis. If you are experiencing issues with pain management, or just looking for a smarter way to medicate in the new year, here are a few resolutions to set and try to meet that will change the way you think about cannabis and healthcare.
Get on a Healthier Sleep Schedule
For many seniors, sleeping through the night can be a challenge. Luckily, cannabis can help. Leafly suggests trying an edible before bed in order to have a full night’s sleep. Unlike sleeping pills and alcohol, which can both be dangerous and unpredictable sleep aids, cannabis will help you sleep with no side effects or dependence. So, if one of your goals is to sleep through the night, give it a shot!
Manage Pain in a Healthy Way
Pain management is key to being happy and healthy. If you are achy and grumpy, it’s not going to be easy to keep pain under control. Healthline explains that cannabis can be an effective strategy for managing pain that can help you cut down on the harmful cocktail of opioid prescriptions recommended by doctors. If you strive to manage your pain better in the new year, consider using cannabis medically.
Explore New Options
A lot of seniors out there haven’t tried cannabis because they are afraid of smoking out-of-control strong buds or taking edibles without knowing the proper dose. While it is true that cannabis has gotten a lot stronger since the early days of low-quality bud, there is also a lot more consistency in dosing, and a lot more options, when it comes to legal cannabis. According to Leafly, it is now possible to get capsules and edibles that are labeled so that you know exactly what you are getting. CBD is also an option if you don’t want a psychoactive substance, and microdosing is an option for those who’d like to start slow.
Be Bold and Think for Yourself
Most importantly of all, make up your own mind about cannabis and whether or not it can help. There are a lot of different opinions on cannabis, so rather than listen to the hype, the best thing to do is read a lot about the facts. Once you feel you can make an informed opinion, you can go ahead and slowly, safely experiment.