Cannabis Nurses: An Emerging Specialization And Vital Resource For Seniors

Cannabis Nurses: An Emerging Specialization and Vital Resource for Seniors

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Seniors are discovering cannabis and using it to deal with the aches and pains that come with advanced age. Many are also finding it to be a suitable and less dangerous option than opioids that have been prescribed to them by their doctors. But even cannabis can be misused and improperly dosed when in the hands of new patients. So, enter the cannabis nurse. They are uniquely trained to guide seniors (and others) to the right products and dosages.

“The average age of my clients is 76, and 85% are women. Cannabis isn’t like the medicines they are used to, where you take a pill and that’s all there is to it. We need to teach them the method that will help them find the best dose to address their symptoms without undesired side effects. So education is a large part of my work.” […]

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