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People Over 50 Are the Highest Rising Demographic of Medical Marijuana Patients

There are many reasons that seniors could benefit from medical marijuana, including:

It’s Safe and Cost-Effective

As an alternative to dangerous pharmaceuticals such as opioids and anti-psychotics, medical marijuana is much safer and has far fewer side-effects. It’s also more cost-effective as a senior can save an average of  $2350 per year by paying for medical marijuana prescriptions instead of synthetic pharmaceutical grade drugs. 

It’s Worth Trying When Prescription Drugs Fail to Work

Many senior citizens have pain that is so unbearable that over-the-counter and prescription medications cannot offer them relief from specific symptoms. In desperation, they try medical marijuana to see what kind of effect it has on their ailments. In some cases, it offers relief from pain that no other treatment has previously given them. A lot of seniors will only use medical marijuana in the short-term until their pain becomes manageable, and then stop using the drug.

It’s a Natural Sleep-Aid

Thousands of seniors rely on strong prescription sleeping tablets to get a restful nights sleep. For a lot of these people, medical marijuana is a viable, safer alternative. In some patients, marijuana has been known to cure insomnia; others claim that they no longer need sleeping pills as just a few droplets of cannabis beneath their tongue has helped to regulate their natural sleep patterns over time.

It Helps Relieve Symptoms Associated With Cancer

Over 60% of all cancers are detected in people over the age of 65. As harrowing as this statistic is, medical marijuana can help to improve their general wellbeing, especially when undergoing chemotherapy and other popular cancer treatments.

Medical marijuana can help to manage pain while increasing appetite, and reducing nausea in people living with cancer. This can offer a great deal of relief to people who are struggling to keep food down after chemotherapy. Combined with the powerful effects that cannabis can have on sleep, medical marijuana can work wonders for senior citizens living with cancer.

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Dr. McCoy treated me with great compassion and took the time to listen to my needs. I really felt like he cared about helping me.

- Tyler

My son suggested I try using medical marijuana for my back pain. I made an appointment with Dr. McCoy, got my MMJ card, and my back has never felt better!

- Suzanne

I was skeptical of medical marijuana at first, but Dr. McCoy took the time to educate me and made the entire process of getting my MMJ card simple and straightforward.

- Jason

Step 1: Get Registered

Create a profile in the PA state Medical Marijuana Registry. This includes basic personal data like your name, current address, and contact information. You must have a Pennsylvania driver’s license or state ID card. 

Step 2: Get Certified

Schedule a consultation with PA Medical Marijuana Doctor to meet with a PA state-approved physician who can certify that you suffer from one of the qualifying medical conditions to participate in PA’s medical marijuana program.

Step 3: Get Your Patient ID

Once you’re certified by an approved physician, return to the Medical Marijuana Registry and finish filling out your application for a medical marijuana ID card. Once you receive your card, you can purchase medical marijuana from a dispensary.