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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 with classic arguments like 'it's a gateway drug!' or 'in my day, you went to jail for smoking weed'.
The truth of the matter is that for many seniors, the old stigmas that were driven into their heads by the government, the mass media, as well as their own parents and peer groups have shaped this unrealistic idea of what cannabis products are, or how they impact a person who uses them.
But not all hope is lost. Many seniors are slowly starting to come around to at least discussing cannabis in a calm, civilized way, instead of simply writing the entire discussion off as 'drug talk'.
With that in mind, House of Cannabis stores in Ontario want to give you more than just cannabis delivery in Mississauga. We want weed education for everyone - even the people who won't end up becoming cannabis users.
To help you better open up the lines of discussion, let's start by talking about why cannabis has been so demonized in the past as well.
In the 1910's, before the stock market crash and beginning of the Great Depression, Mexican immigrants flooded the U.S. to escape the Mexican Revolution. They brought with them the introduction of recreational cannabis to people in the U.S.
Then in the 20's and 30's as the Great Depression took hold, fears resulting from massive unemployment rates, combined with the government's growing hatred of marijuana (resulting partially from the timber industry's fears about hemp becoming a more popular/cheaper choice for production of certain goods). In 1930, the government created the Federal Bureau of Narcotics.
This led to the beginning of anti-cannabis propaganda throughout the mid-late 30's (i.e., 'Reefer Madness', the Marijuana Tax Act, etc.), which carried through the 1950's, despite the La Guardia Report denouncing other popular claims about marijuana and the benefits that hemp brought the U.S. military during WWII.
From the 1960's through the 1980's, cannabis use became synonymous with counterculture and anti-establishment movements, which only fueled the government's disdain for cannabis use. Not to mention, the government’s use of cannabis as a justification for jailing thousands of BIPOCs during the seemingly never-ending 'war on drugs'.
Despite a strong culture of users that believed in the potential benefits of cannabis, it wasn't until medical cannabis was legalized in California in 1996 that we began to see the shift away from demonization of cannabis - exploring the potential medical benefits it could offer users.
Over the last several years, cannabis has become legal in Canada, as well as a growing number of states across the U.S. And while there continues to be an expanding number of cannabis users across North America, many people have a hard time forgetting the horrible, false information they were force-fed in their youth or was parroted by their parents.
Think about how strange it must be for them when you tell them that you order weed delivery in Mississauga. Cannabis used to be treated the same way as cocaine or other illicit, dangerous drugs. The sudden shift in attitude can be a difficult pill to swallow.
We're not going to talk to you about medical benefits. We couldn't if we wanted to. And frankly, our team are experts in cannabis, but we aren't doctors.
If you believe that there's a chance your hesitant loved one could benefit from cannabis delivery in Mississauga to help them manage daily challenges, talk to their doctor about it with them.
Assuming that there's validity in your suggestion, many doctors are now becoming cannabis-positive - especially when patients are on long-term prescriptions for things like painkillers that can have a seriously negative impact on their health.
Even if they don't think your loved one should run out and start ordering weed delivery in Mississauga as soon as they get home, opening a dialogue that's based in education and positivity with a respected physician is a good way to start shifting seniors' perspectives on the plant.
Alright, you've convinced a new senior in your life to try cannabis for the first time. Congratulations! But don't mess it up - you'll likely only get one shot to impress them.
This means that first and foremost, you should never start with a high dose or focus on cannabis products that are known for being particularly potent.
If they overindulge on their first cannabis experience, there's a very good chance they'll never want to try anything that even remotely resembles a weed product or accessory again. Then you could be worse off than you were before in helping them break down negative stigmas.
Instead, go low and slow. Pick a cannabis product with a low THC% or measured in small, manageable doses that take guesswork out of the equation. But if you really want to surprise them with something that can be beneficial without upsetting their lifestyle choices, consider suggesting cannabis topical products.
To help you in your search for suggestions, here are 5 cannabis topicals we'd suggest for your next cannabis delivery in Mississauga that are good introductory options for seniors.
This is actually a high-strength cream, carrying 1,200mg of CBD in each container of daily relief cream.
Thankfully, there are no THC components to this cream, so the user won't find themselves becoming euphoric or complacent. There are no psychoactive effects to be concerned about at all.
Best of all, the cream is non-greasy and quickly absorbs into the skin, so it offers instant moisture and comfort to the area where you're applying it. Add this useful cream to your next cannabis delivery in Mississauga.
Does your loved one suffer from a dry, itchy scalp? Do they have dandruff? Consider picking up a container of this Extra Ease Scalp CBD oil.
Not only would this be an excuse to give them a pleasant head massage (which could be a good convincing point if they're hesitant to try even a cannabis product like this).
Free of silicones, petrochemicals, synthetic fragrances, and all elements of THC, this CBD oil is not only good for their scalp and hair, but it won't give them any kind of euphoric or psychoactive effects either.
We think that alone makes this worth getting in your next weed delivery in Mississauga.
Does the senior in your life love to take long, hot baths and relax in the tub for hours on end?
If so, this cannabis topical could be the perfect way to introduce them to the ever-expanding world of cannabis products available to them.
Designed to help provide a soothing, calming, and luxurious bath experience, they'll hardly even realize that they're using a cannabis product at all. As far as they'll be concerned, it will just be one of the most pleasant baths they've ever taken.
During the colder months of the year, it's no surprise that you might want to add something to your cannabis delivery in Mississauga that can aid with sore, cracked, dry skin.
This Soothe Nourishing Hand Treatment cream offers intense hydration for your skin, as well as 200mg of pure CBD isolate in each tube.
Containing shea butter, argan oil, allantoin, and of course, CBD oil, this cream is not only the latest in cannabis product research, but it's also one of the best products you'll be able to find for natural skincare solutions.
For seniors that you believe could benefit from or would enjoy some of the THC elements in cannabis products, consider getting them some of these transdermal patches to try.
Not only will this save them from having to smoke or vape anything - a common complaint from older generations - but it's a discreet, low-impact way to introduce them to trying a full-spectrum cannabis experience.
Shockingly, the patches are designed to offer a slow, controlled release that lasts for approximately 72 hours (0.24mg per hour released), and it takes about 30 minutes for the effects to wear off once the patch has been removed.
This means, if the senior decides they want a break or don't want the patch to last the full 3 days, they can always remove it early, with no negative consequences (other than wasting some of the patch). After all, you can always order more weed delivery in Mississauga.
One of the biggest benefits that House of Cannabis stores in Toronto can offer seniors is our convenient, flexible ordering options.
Seniors are welcome to come and see us in-store or for curbside pick-up ordering, or simply give us a call if they have any questions. We can always provide weed delivery in Mississauga for them, and save them from having to make a trip into the city.
For the more adventurous seniors in your life, we have a lot more than just cannabis topicals for them to check out: pre-rolled joints, vape pens and cartridges, edibles, cannabis drinks, weed accessories like rolling papers, cannabis oils, concentrates, and of course, Toronto's best cannabis strains.
Any type of cannabis products you might need, you'll be able to find at House of Cannabis stores in Toronto.
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