Cannabis for Seniors


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$18.95  $17.62
Ronin Publishing (CA)
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5.5 X 8.5 X 0.44 inches | 0.54 pounds

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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 pack with useful information.


I found it to be very informative, detailed, and a very easy read.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
"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."
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.