Grandmother Ditches Her Medication for Marijuana

December 27, 2017

A grandmother believes smoking cannabis for five decades is the secret to her good health in old age.

Carol Francey, 70, from Vancouver, who has thrown away ‘all her pills’ credits her marijuana habit for helping her to manage her arthritis, sciatica and insomnia, saying her medication used to slur her speech and affect her balance.

Ms Francey, a former drugs and alcohol counselor, campaigned for cannabis legislation in Canada with the group ‘Grannies for Grass International’ and is encouraging other weed users to ‘come out of the closet’.

She said: ‘We need to help older people have a better quality of life.

‘Cannabis helps you to overcome anxiety about day-to-day life and stop sweating the small stuff.’

Canada plans to legalize recreational cannabis use in July 2018. In the US, 29 states have legalized marijuana for medical use, of which seven also allow the drug to be taken recreationally.

Recent studies have found cannabis does not affect teenagers’ IQ and could even prevent mental decline in HIV sufferers, however, research also reveals marijuana increases people’s risk of bipolar disorder, psychosis and high blood pressure-related deaths.

Ms Francey, who grows cannabis in her garden, exchanged her medication for marijuana in different forms.

She said: ‘I threw away all my pills. They had slurred my speech and affected my balance. Now [I have] a little concentrated oil which relaxes, soothes, repairs and prevents illnesses.

‘A hot coffee with a toasty cannabis tincture works well for arthritis, pain and sleep.

‘[I’ll inhale] a dab for sciatica and I’m after that I can walk…I’m eating healthy foods, walking daily, doing yoga, a little meditation and writing too.

‘We need to help older people have a better quality of life.

‘Cannabis helps you to overcome anxiety about day-to-day life and stop sweating the small stuff.’

Ms Francey, who grows cannabis in her garden, exchanged her medication for marijuana in different forms.

She said: ‘I threw away all my pills. They had slurred my speech and affected my balance. Now [I have] a little concentrated oil which relaxes, soothes, repairs and prevents illnesses.

‘A hot coffee with a toasty cannabis tincture works well for arthritis, pain and sleep.

‘[I’ll inhale] a dab for sciatica and I’m after that I can walk…I’m eating healthy foods, walking daily, doing yoga, a little meditation and writing too.

‘We need to help older people have a better quality of life.

‘Cannabis helps you to overcome anxiety about day-to-day life and stop sweating the small stuff.’

Read More

0 comment