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Doctors warn the elderly not to consume too much THC

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As incidents involving elderly people consuming a lot of cannabis are increasing, doctors are warning the elderly about how to properly consume the plant. Eating food in particular, without proper guidance, is Has bad reputation To cause panic, although the risks are rarely physical.

Cuomo News in Seattle reports Doctors want to inform the elderly of ways to avoid panic and unnecessary emergency room visits. This can be resolved with a simple education about the differences between nutrients, topicals, and smokeable products and how they affect us differently.

It is the responsibility of any consumer to research properly before consuming an edible product or consuming a high-THC product.

“There are a number of different situations where you could end up in the emergency department, due to a combination of cannabis and medication or cannabis and another product,” Dr. Leanne Hirano, MD, of the Department of Geriatrics at Harborview Medical Center in Seattle, Washington, told KOMO News.

“If you’re a first-time user, or if you’re someone who used to use products from the 60s and 70s, today’s products are more effective. Your body and your metabolism may not be used to that level of potency,” she said, “that can be intimidating.” Extremely”.

Wall Street Journal reports Older adults are often more likely to consume a lot of cannabis if they are used to lighter doses.

There are a number of reasons why older adults might try cannabis for medicinal purposes. some older Resorting to cannabis to help sleep. Researchers have found that cannabis in general helps older adults get, on average, an additional 30 minutes of sleep. Study participants used smartphones and drawing watches to record their sleep patterns

Some old people think Hemp can help when fighting aging itself. Older adults are turning to cannabis to treat common symptoms of aging, with nearly 80% of those who reported using cannabis saying they did so for medical reasons, according to a study by researchers at the University of California, San Diego. The results of the study, “Cannabis: An Emerging Treatment for Common Symptoms in Older Adults” were. published On October 7, 2020 in Journal of the american geriatric society.

Today’s cannabis is a ‘different animal’

Kristen Bryant, Marketing Director of Hashtag Cannabis, calls today’s most potent weed “a different animal.”

“The difference is when you use it topically, you won’t feel the intoxicating effects of THC. But you will feel some of the anti-inflammatory effects that THC can provide to the skin barrier. That’s the difference with an orallike gum or chocolate, something like that. Do you?” Will this affect your whole system? You’ll process it through your liver, and you’ll feel the effects all over your body,” she said.

In the event that you consume a lot of THC, Inhalation of black pepper It’s an old hack that can reduce some, but not all, of the impact.

Studies show both improvements and setbacks due to senior cannabis use. This past January, researchers from the University of California San Diego published a dossier Stady In the Journal of the American Geriatrics Associationindicating that emergency room visits involving people 65 and older who use cannabis have increased by 1,804% in the past 15 years.

Another study published in Journal of the American Geriatrics Association A slight increase in cannabis consumption has also been reported in older adults. In a survey of nearly 600 adults in the age group, it was found that 15% reported using marijuana products in the past three years.

Anyone who gets into cannabis should be aware of the proper dosing in order to prevent panicked calls to the emergency room.

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