June 16, 2011 Gary Storck: Kudos for piece on seniors using pot
Seniors medicating with cannabis are finding it safer and gentler
than harsh standard pharmaceuticals. Medical cannabis can replace
multiple medications and reduce side effects, cutting both drug
costs and toxicity.
Older Americans are no longer satisfied with taking medications
that impair cognition and injure organs. Research has not just
cleared smoking cannabis of any cancer connection, but has also
found strong indications that cannabis may kill cancers. Other
evidence suggests its use could protect seniors from Alzheimer’s
and heart disease. Smokeless methods of ingestion, such as
vaporization, tinctures, medibles, salves and capsules, offer
patients many options.