Reefer Retirement Homes – The Next Big Thing
Posted by Marijuana Doctors on 09/22/2015 in Medical Marijuana Trends
If there is one demographic within medical cannabis patients that have obtained a world of benefits from the use of medical marijuana, it is the “elderly”. Many retirees have found that cannabis is a much better option in relation to managing pain, sleep, appetite and giving them a healthy outlook on life.
While there are currently not really many retirement homes out there that specializes in cannabis treatment, the concept in itself could mean medical relief to thousands of people suffering in their old age as well as drive down medical costs associated with their collection of medicines.
The Elderly Getting Educated
The Rossmoor Medical Marijuana Education and Support Club is located in San Francisco and provides cannabis education to the elderly seeking marijuana as an alternative medicine for their physical and emotional afflictions.
Meeting once a month, they educate the elderly on how to use marijuana, when to use, about strains, methods of consumption and much more. Over the years the club has grown in attendance quite significantly.
This means that many people in their Golden years are finding cannabis to be superior to their pharmaceutical alternatives and choose cannabis as a natural remedy.
Why not take the extra step
It is no surprise that cannabis medicine is going mainstream and it is only a matter of time until the floodgates to the cannabis industry is opened. When this time comes, there will be a few niches that will get saturated quickly namely, The Dispensary Market, The production and cultivation market and Research and Development of new products.
This means that many other niches, including the retirement services will be ripe for the picking. Cannabis has proven to be an effective medicine to help with chronic pain, arthritis, Parkinson’s, Alzheimer’s and many other conditions typically found within this demographic so it only makes sense to provide a catered service to this demographic.
A place where the elderly would not have to worry about quality or availability, where cannabis would be grown for them specifically by professional caretakers.
Whether this will work or not is based on one simple question, “If you were retiring, wouldn’t you choose a place that provided cannabis medicines as part of the package?”