Both young and older persons are at a higher risk of overindulgence and accidental cannabis edibles intake. As our population ages, it’s important that we are thoughtful about how cannabis edibles can be used safely by seniors.
There are a few key things to keep in mind when considering giving cannabis edibles to seniors: start low and go slow, know their medications, and beware of potential interactions.
Starting with a low dose is always important with cannabis edibles, but it is even more crucial for seniors. Seniors are more likely to have a decreased tolerance to THC and other cannabinoids. This means that they can easily overdo it if they’re not careful.
It’s also important to be aware of any medications that the senior is taking. Certain medications can interact with THC, which can amplify its effects.
Generally speaking CBD Edibles are safe for seniors, as long as they are consumed in moderation. However, it is important to be aware that some seniors may be more sensitive to the effects of THC than others, so it is always best to start with a low dose and increase gradually as needed. Additionally, seniors should avoid driving or operating heavy machinery (just like others)