Cannabis for Seniors
Publisher: Ronin Publishing
ISBN 10: 1579512429
ISBN 13: 978-1579512422
CANNABIS FOR SENIORS is for seniors who are curious about cannabis and how they might use it to better their lives.
CANNABIS FOR SENIORS reviews research regarding the health effects of cannabis and the effectiveness of various strains for managing specific health conditions and improving quality of life.
CANNABIS FOR SENIORS debunks myths and discusses concerns that seniors may have about cannabis use. Docpotter describes methods of using cannabis, explaining how smoking, eating, and topicals users.
CANNABIS FOR SENIORS discusses ways seniors can use cannabis to manage various health concerns, one of which is the widespread use of powerful, potentially dangerous, addictive pharmaceutical medications. Docpotter explains how cannabis can help reduce, even avoid use of opioids, while ameliorating health conditions commonly experience including, insomnia, depression, Alzheimer’s Disease, pain, stress and anxiety, Multiple Sclerosis, Parkinson’s disease, stroke and others. CANNABIS FOR SENIORS explains the research and anecdotal evidence supporting use of medical cannabis to enable seniors to better decide if they want to try using cannabis to soothe aliments.
CANNABIS FOR SENIORS discusses how using cannabis enlivens mood and encourages conviviality to facilitate socializing. Research shows that seniors who have positive interactions with friends, family members and community live longer, happier and healthier lives.
Seniors new to cannabis or an experienced user, both, will find much useful information in CANNABIS FOR SENIORS. Friends and relatives of seniors as well as caretakers and practitioners working with seniors will find it a valuable resource and interesting read. (Beverly A Potter, PhD)
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)
About the Author
Beverly A. Potter, PhD (Docpotter) earned her doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University and her masters in vocational rehabilitation counseling from San Francisco State University. She is a corporate trainer, public speaker and has authored a number of books on health and workplace issues like overcoming job burnout, managing yourself for excellence, high performance goal setting, mediating conflict, drug testing, self healing, cooking with cannabis, and more. Her website―docpotter.com―is pack with useful information.