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Yeah, I can sense the ‘WTF’ feeling oozing out from you now just reading the title of this post. I felt it too, lol. The truth is, the last set of people you can find using weed as a source of energy is the elderly but actually medical marijuana is good for them, especially as a source of energy. The elderly with chronic symptoms are now more treated with the natural marijuana plant.

One feature that is evident among elderly patients in the whole universe is the lack of motivation or energy to carry out any task, no matter how simple it might be. However, there are certain strains of the marijuana that will make the elderly or user more productive and energetic. There are other health benefits the elderly can benefit from this awesome all-natural plant.

Advantages of Using Marijuana for the Elderly

During and after ingestion, the elderly will experience the same effect and benefits as the other users. To make it brief, major side effects and symptoms that the cannabis plants treats all have to do with old age. Such symptoms include:

  • Inflammation of the skin or muscles

  • Chronic pain in the joints or muscles

  • Lack of appetite

  • Lack of zeal or energy to perform some daily tasks

  • Confusion or irritability

  • Headaches

  • Congested, sore throats

However, these effects or symptoms are being combatted by the elderly using painkillers. These painkillers most times cause the user to feel dazed, confused or foggy in the head. But with certain marijuana strains, an elderly can still combat these effects without experiencing these adverse effects.

Strains of Cannabis to Energize the Elderly

Weed consists of different strains and it is very important to understand which strain is best for a specific effect and in doing that it is necessary to understand the cannabis plants break down.

Weed consists of hundreds of cannabinoids, which gives the plant its medicinal and psychoactive qualities. However, two major cannabinoids create the most noticeable effects:

Cannabidiol: The Cannabidiol (CBD) doesn’t make the user feel high, but rather it creates a sense of calmness and relaxation. It can also be used medicinally to reduce inflammation and as a pain reliever.

Tetrahydrocannabinol: Unlike the cannabidiol, the Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is known to energize the user and create the “High” effect. This is the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis. Nevertheless, THC is an essential component in medicinal marijuana.


Every marijuana strain has a different CBD: THC ratio, and also a small percentage of some other cannabinoids, and this different strains have different energy boosting levels that is very useful to get the elderly energetic and also some other health benefits.