Guidance regarding the medical use of cannabis is being provided to the senior citizens of Vancouver by Terry Roycroft who is the head of a private organization named Medical Cannabis Resource Centre Inc. Roycroft said that the seniors have had the experience of cannabis in the ‘60s but the products were weak. The seniors must now know a lot of things like the difference between the effects caused by Indica and Sativa, chemical compounds like delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol, beneficial effects of ingesting, vaping, and smoking.
He found out that the seniors were mostly interested in knowing about methods of cannabis administration. People are recommended vaping, the reason being it is easy to smoke, and doses in vaping are not really high. If someone is not interested in smoking, can still opt for oils, sprays, patches, creams and get rid of the pain. These products do not provide high doses as well. Ingesting cannabis can extend the after effect for a longer time, as is stated by the Safe Cannabis Guide.
The patients who wish to smoke should talk to their pharmacists about the doses. Pharmacists should counsel the patients individually according to the patient’s conditions, mentioned the spokesperson for B.C. Pharmacy Association Angie Gaddy. A combination of medication with cannabis can have a long term bad effect on physical and mental health. Information sessions are being conducted in Vancouver and planned to be held in Okanagan and Lower Mainland.