Seniors and Cannabis Relief for the Holidays
The Holidays are just around the corner, and for many seniors, it’s the most wonderful time of the year. It means, travel, cooking, quality time, seeing friends and family, and rekindling old connections. Unfortunately, that can also be a major problem for those with chronic pain management issues, especially for folks who use a treatment like cannabis that isn’t accepted in all states. Here are a few tips on how to use cannabis to make the holidays even more enjoyable, and continue any necessary medical treatments.
Travel Discreetly with Cannabis
First off, we are not suggesting that anyone bring cannabis illegally across state lines. Doing so can result in serious legal trouble, even if you are a patient. In some cases, travel with cannabis is allowed with the proper paperwork, and if you are traveling within a legal state you are within your rights to do so as long as you don’t have any open containers. Pot Guide suggests always using airtight, smell-proof containers, and then putting those in airtight bags, to avoid any unwanted odors. You can also stick to only traveling with a vape pen instead of flower to make everything easier to conceal and less messy.
Pain Management on the Go
Many seniors use cannabis for pain management and fear what will happen if they go off their medical regimen for the Holidays. Senior List points out that cannabis can be consumed in pill or en haler form as well as through smoking, eating of vaping. These options can make it easy to use cannabis on the go or in front of family members, without having to reveal just what kind of medicine it is that is being taken.
Cooking with Cannabis
If you are staying home for the Holidays and want to do some baking and cooking, or you’re spending the Holidays with other patients or cannabis enthusiasts, you can also incorporate cannabis into your Holiday baking. Learn Green Flower has a bunch of tasty recipes, from mashed potatoes to go with dinner to Christmas cookies and pie. Just be sure to clearly label infused food so that no one accidentally doses.
Talking with Family About Cannabis Use
The Holidays are a time for love and understanding, so what better time to be honest with your family? If you are worried about extended family members discovering that you use cannabis for relief, sit down with them before the festivities start and explain to them about the healing properties, and how you’ve been feeling less pain, sleeping and eating better, and feeling healthier, since you began your new treatment. Chances are, they will understand and be happy that you are healing!