Medical Marijuana Use Among Texans Over 65 Years of Age Is on The Upswing!

Medical marijuana use on the rise in Texas, among people over the age of 65

Texas has had medical marijuana authorized since 2015, and in 2019, the state added it to the list of approved medical ailments.

One study shows an increase in its popularity among the elderly.

In order to better serve Texans, the Texas Cannabis Clinic is now offering over-the-phone cannabis prescriptions. They coordinate with Texas Original so that you may have it shipped to your house or picked up at one of their Houston stores.

A local retirement community heard Dr. Matthew Brimberry discuss his support for medical marijuana and how he has seen patients’ seizures and chronic pain go away after using it.

Medical marijuana use on the rise in Texas, among people over the age of 65

Dr. Brimberry claims that “good research is out there” on the effects of cannabis on chronic pain, muscle spasms, and neuropathy.

Even while 77-year-old Jim Scarborough isn’t concerned about the long-term impacts, he does have other worries.

“Immediate safety was the most important consideration. I refuse to do anything that could compromise my remaining time on earth. He indicated to Dr. Brimberry that he wanted to learn more because he was “quite happy that I am highly productive and healthy and appreciative for that” and didn’t want to do anything to hinder that.

The Mayo Clinic warns that marijuana can worsen the symptoms of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and depression in people who already suffer from these conditions.

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