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Cannabis for Seniors


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1. Why Cannabis for Seniors? 2. The Endrocannabinoid System 3. Cannabis Myths 4. Routes into The Bloodstream 5. How to Use Cannabis 6. Cannabis Therapeutic Strains 7. Tailor Your Program 8. Senior Opioid Epidemic 9. Reducing Opioid Dependency 10. Cannabis and Depression 11. Cannabis and Anxiety 12. Cannabis and Pain Management 13. Mind/Body Pain Management 14. Quelling Discomforts 15. Get a Good Night's Sleep 16. Neuroprotection 17. Cannabis Promotes Socializing 18. Using Cannabis Topicals 19. Healing Laughter 20. Cooking with Cannabis 21. DIY Cannabis Medicines Bibliography Author Bio

About the Author

Mark J. Estren, Ph.D., is a psychologist and medical journalist, former producer of "Report on Medicine" for CBS, author of numerous health and medicine articles for publications including The Washington Post, The Philadelphia Inquirer, The Miami Herald, Bottom Line/Personal, Bottom Line/Health, and others. Nationally known journalist and Pulitzer winner. Named one of the "People to Watch" by Fortune magazine. Executive producer (CBS and ABC News; also PBS). Major contributor to In a Word (Dell). Current contributor to The Washington Post. Current contributor to Bottom Line newsletter group. Current contributor to Journal of Animal Ethics.


I found it to be very informative, detailed, and a very easy read. -- Carrol Holloway-Dyer
It runs somewhat deeper than your standard how-to book, with a concise look at the chemical makeup of cannabis and the way it can help the ailments that typically plague older adults. -- Ian Bastage
"What many seniors are discovering," Potter continues, "is that cannabis, a once ill-perceived 'street drug,' may actually be an incredible asset to their over-all health and wellness, as well, especially when used in conjunction with other physician-recommended forms of therapy." -- Betty Rhodes
seniors and their caregivers learn cannabis basics such as what is a dose, the differences between eating and inhaling cannabis and how it can be used to improve sleep, reduce pain, boost mood and lower dependence on pharmaceuticals. -- Emily Earlenbaugh * Green State *
By debunking myths that surround cannabis medicine to discussing the countless options of cannabis treatments and more, this new book contains all the evidence and information senior citizens look toward when considering cannabis to treat their medical conditions. -- Jacob Cannon
The book is essentially a large-scale (and large-font) list of FAQs; any curious senior citizen (or newbie of any age, for that matter) is likely to have their basic questions answered in the book's 200 pages. Although at times vague, "Cannabis for Seniors" never-theless delivers a comprehensive overview of cannabis and its effects, particularly as they pertain to an older audience. -- MAX SAVAGE LEVENSON
She recommended a protocol that requires careful self-monitoring and thorough record keeping. "By charting it, you get a sense of dosage and effect," she said. "This is very different from prescribed medicine." She suggested using one of the many journals and apps available for people who are tracking their progress, as well as websites describing the benefits of different strains. -- Aby Moon
While she presents this perspective armed with credited and sourced information, Potter is largely persuasive because of her friendly, approachable tone. She is easy to understand and stays away from overly medical and scientific jargon, even when tackling subjects like the different types of trichomes on marijuana or the biphasic properties of cannabis. -- Katerie Prior

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