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People of all ages and backgrounds can benefit from using medical marijuana as a form of treatment; however, senior citizens sometimes can have the most to gain. This is in part to the obvious, as you get old you develop different issues and conditions that much of the population does not need to deal with. This is just a part of life and will happen to everyone as they age. With new conditions comes tons of unique treatment options for you to choose from; although, sometimes these treatment options are undesirable such as pain killers. Pain killers have earned a bad rep in the last few years due to the opioid epidemic, this is especially true in Florida where the state has even set up an opioid task force to combat the epidemic. Add on the fact that the side effects of many of these drugs are horrible and usually result in addiction. If you want to feel your best without the potential of having horrible side effects you’re your medication than going with something natural such as medical marijuana might be a better move for you. Medical marijuana provides many benefits and has come to be a true leader in health in recent years with more and more people finding that it has helped treat them.
What Conditions Does Medical Marijuana Treat?
When you become a senior, you are probably retired and looking forward to soaking up the sun in South Florida. This is your time to relax after many years of hard work, but when you relax you want to make sure you have the right medication so you can relax pain-free. Medical marijuana can treat a variety of conditions such as arthritis, Parkinson’s, dementia, epilepsy, diabetic neuropathy, migraines, chronic pain, and cancer. If you suffer from any of the above, your doctor will probably offer many different treatment options; however, they are not all going to meet your expectations, and chances are that most of them are going to be some form of opioid. Medical marijuana should be offered, but if it isn’t then come on into MMJ Care MD and we can talk about it being a form of treatment for you. With your medical marijuana card, you can get medical marijuana in a variety of forms, at a reasonable price, and in many different places. These benefits all make it easy to get your treatment and maintain it, regardless of what you are being treated for.
Why is Medical Marijuana a Preferred Form of Treatment Over Prescription Drugs?
Medical marijuana has been rising in popularity among seniors across the country, making it one of the most used forms of treatments for a variety of conditions. A large part of this is due to the safety aspect of medical marijuana compared to most prescription drugs. Medical marijuana has been proven to not be addictive, something that most painkillers and prescription drugs are. The more addictive something is and the longer a patient uses it, the higher the chance they develop a dependency on the drug. This can be harmless to some; however, it has proven to be very harmful to many, even resulting in some patients trying other drugs when they run out of their prescription. This is always sad to see happen as the patient would most likely not of tried hard drugs if they never were prescribed these highly addictive painkillers, to begin with. Medical marijuana also has little to no side effects with the more common side effects being dry mouth, occasional nausea, and that “high” feeling. More and more are we seeing seniors coming in and asking about this form of treatment due to the safety of it. We encourage you to consider your situation and whether making the switch to medical marijuana would benefit you.
At MMJ Care MD our specialists want to make sure your golden years are spent enjoying all of what Florida has to offer. The only way to do that is to make sure that you are living your life with as little pain as possible, which is where medical marijuana comes in. Make an appointment today and learn how to get your medical marijuana license, ditch the pain, and the aggressive painkillers. Medical marijuana is one of a kind solution for you. With medical marijuana, you can have peace of mind that your treatment is all-natural and will leave you feeling good with no weird side effects or symptoms. Give us a call today at (561) 208-8455 to book your appointment.