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Senior's Health and Cannabis : An Informative Session at Farmacy's Clinic

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Farmacy Clinic

101-1633 Hillside Avenue

Victoria, BC V8R 4J9

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Do you have questions about cannabis use as a senior?
Please join us at Farmacy’s Clinic and speaker Andrew Gill who will be discussing cannabis use among seniors and its therapeutic benefits.

According to Health Canada, among adults over 65, the percentage of cannabis users has quadrupled in the last 5 years. More seniors are turning to cannabis than ever before for a variety of conditions such as chronic pain, PTSD, Multiple Sclerosis, cancer, glaucoma, Alzheimer’s, and insomnia. This increase has reduced the stigma and is benefiting older adults with chronic illnesses. According to the Institute for Research on Public Policy, seniors are the heaviest users of prescription medications in Canada. On average, two-thirds take 5 or more prescription drugs and about half of the medications given are taken incorrectly or are overprescribed. It’s not surprising that seniors are reducing their prescription medication consumption and turning to cannabis.


Studies have found cannabis to possess positive effects on the following medicinal issues commonly impacting seniors:

-Multiple Sclerosis (MS)

-Parkinson’s disease (PD)

-Alzheimer’s disease (AD)

-Cancer

-Glaucoma

-Insomnia

-Restlessness

-Chronic pain

-Arthritis

-Osteoporosis

-Inflammation

-Nausea

-Lack of appetite

-Anxiety and depression

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