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What local seniors should know about cannabis

GTA dispensary, House of Cannabis is committed to breaking down stigma for new users to try cannabis products

Did you know, seniors are the fastest growing demographic of cannabis consumers in Canada?

Shocking right? How many times have you tried to convince your parents or grandparents that cannabis products might actually be able to benefit them or potentially improve their daily quality of life, only to be shut down?

Luckily, these old stigmas and unrealistic ideas of what cannabis products are, or how they impact a person who uses them are starting to break down. House of Cannabis is committed to breaking down these stigmas even further, and providing quality cannabis education to everyone, even seniors.

What is Cannabis?

To start off on the basics: Cannabis, also known as weed, marijuana, pot, bud (and a ton of other names) is a psychoactive drug from the Cannabis plant.

Cannabis is used both recreationally, and medically. Most people are aware of the intoxicating effects of THC, but cannabis can also be used to reduce pain and aid in the treatment of various medical ailments.

When used correctly and responsibly, cannabis can actually improve one’s quality of life, and more and more people are starting to realize the beneficial properties of cannabis since it has become legalized in Canada.

Cannabis 101 for Seniors:

Where do I start? How do I use cannabis? What should I do and not do while under the influence of cannabis products? These are all important questions that a senior might have before trying cannabis for the first time.

Here are some tips to remember before trying cannabis:

  • Start low and slow. It’s always better to start with a small amount and see how that affects you before trying more. We recommend picking a cannabis product with a low THC% or measured in small, manageable doses so that you can take guesswork out of the equation.
  • Avoid using cannabis with other substances such as alcohol or tobacco. The effects of this can be dangerous to your health and not recommended.
  • On medication? Remember to consult with a doctor first to make sure cannabis consumption will be safe for you. We’re all about safety first here.

House of Cannabis Believes Cannabis Should be for Everyone

Have any other questions about cannabis use and consumption? Give your nearest House of Cannabis store a call. Their budtenders are more than happy to answer any questions you might have, whether it be about using a specific product, or providing product recommendations.

House of Cannabis stores in Barrie and the GTA also offer seniors convenient, flexible ordering options.

Seniors are welcome to come and see us in-store or for curbside pick-up ordering, or can simply order weed delivery in Barrie, saving them from having to make a trip into the city.

House of Cannabis offers a variety of products for the new cannabis user, as well as veteran and adventurous seniors.

From pre-rolled joints, vape pens and cartridges, edibles, cannabis drinks and topicals to weed accessories like rolling papers, cannabis oils, concentrates, and of course, Toronto's best cannabis strains, any type of cannabis product you might need can be found at House of Cannabis stores in the GTA.