Papa & Barkley was proud to partner with Bud and Bloom dispensary this month to provide local seniors with a cannabis bus tour.

By Cyrus Sepahbodi

Senior Bus Tour: Bud & Bloom Dispensary

Seniors and retirees in Santa Ana had the opportunity to take a free shuttle to Bud and Bloom dispensary to learn about how cannabis can help with chronic pain in March. Seniors from Laguna Woods Village, a senior living community in southern California, took a cannabis bus tour from the facility to the dispensary where they had the opportunity to learn about cannabis and take part in a community building event. Papa & Barkley gave a lecture and taught participants about the benefits of CBD and whole plant infusions for pain management.

Seniors then had the chance to take part in chair yoga and browse the products while learning more from Bud and Bloom staff. Part of Papa & Barkley’s mission to empower individuals by educating consumers on the benefits of cannabis is community outreach. Seniors are the fastest growing segment of consumers moving towards cannabis as a treatment option for pain.

Pain Management for Seniors

Cannabis has become a popular alternative to traditional pain management treatment options among the baby-boomer generation and seniors. In fact, according to a National Institutes of Health (NIH) study, cannabis use as a treatment method to chronic pain increase nearly 58% in the last decade. As the green rush sweeps the nation, more seniors are choosing cannabis for their pain management needs.

Cannabis, and cannabinoids, are becoming more recognizable in our society as a method for treating pain. One case study from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine sites that adults with chronic pain and patients who were treated with cannabis or cannabinoids are more likely to experience a clinically significant reduction in pain symptoms.

Yet pain and pain management are a growing concern among Americans age 65 and older. A recent study from the NIH found that more than half (53%) of older adults surveyed reported having consistent pain in the last month. Nearly three-quarters reported having pain in more than 1 location that decreased physical capacity.

CBD & THC for Pain Management

CBD & THC has become a mainstream option for treatment of pain in the United States and all over the world. Both CBD & THC contain properties that are linked to pain relief anti-inflammation with high therapeutic potential. Recently, basic science research has revealed the Endocannabinoid system, thereby furthering the need for clinical research. There has been an explosion of evidence, studies, and patient testimonials about the therapeutic effects of cannabis. Take for example the Entourage Effect, and how cannabis interacts with our Endocannabinoid system to create a holistic form of healing that targets pain in our bodies.

Seniors and retirees can turn to cannabis, specifically CBD and THC, as a great alternative to opioids for treating pain and managing chronic ailments. Take for instance our Releaf or Essentials line of products, which provide highly potent and all-natural cannabinoids. 

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Cannabis Can Help With Pain Management

If you are living with chronic pain or need daily pain management, perhaps consider trying one of Papa & Barkley’s cannabis products. Our Releaf line features all natural, whole plant infusions that can help with pain relief.