Get Moving With Medical Cannabis From Your Doctor
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From access and availability to safety and consistency, there are many reasons older adults are accessing medical cannabis legally, with guidance from a doctor.
Research into the use of medical cannabis by people over 65 is available, including new information that speaks to medical cannabis and chronic pain, quality of life, and the use of opioids.
For those considering medical cannabis, it’s important to note that this is a legally approved medication, and you should visit a healthcare professional before beginning treatment.
Accessing cannabis through the medical channel allows you to work with your healthcare provider to optimize your overall treatment plan, just as you would for any other medication.
Click here to watch a short video on the benefits of using the legal medical channel and how to begin medical cannabis treatment.
Older adults should know that medical cannabis isn’t a one-size-fits-all therapy. Finding the right medical product for you requires the input of a trained healthcare professional.
But there are other reasons besides just good healthcare practice for you to use the medical channel.
Medical cannabis is grown and processed in tightly controlled facilities which results in a consistent product with reliable potency. Not only that, but going through the medical channel provides you with a more reliable supply to treat conditions that may require ongoing treatment.
If you’re considering medical cannabis you should know that many private insurers are adding coverage for medical cannabis and it is recognized as an eligible medical expense by the Canada Revenue Agency.
Purity and safety
Unlike the unregulated market, medical cannabis products are lab-tested, including for bacteria and molds, pesticides, and heavy metals.
Your doctor can help you understand medical cannabis and find the right product for you. Cannabinoids are the main active ingredients in medical cannabis. The two most commonly discussed cannabinoids are THC (tetrahydracannabinol) and CBD (cannabidiol). While THC can produce a psychoactive effect, or “high,” CBD does not produce such an effect.
The Spectrum medical cannabis colour-coding system helps you and your doctor clearly understand medical cannabis and the differences between products. Each colour on the scale represents a product with a different proportion of THC and CBD.
Depending on your needs, your healthcare professional may recommend that you take a product that is THC-dominant, CBD-dominant, or a balance of both.
Find out if medical cannabis is right for you. Talk to a doctor today.
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