What mental health conditions are adults dealing with?
In our recent study, we asked adults in the UK about their experience with mental health and the remedies they have tried to manage their symptoms. The results were staggering: Over a third (37%) of those over 50 revealed they have normalised living with severe anxiety and have not found a remedy to help.
In fact, 16% of those over 50 avoid going to the GP, as they do not want to be prescribed stronger medication. These results are indicative of the demand for alternative therapeutic solutions for managing common mental health symptoms, and we want to raise awareness about how medical cannabis can help to alleviate worsening symptoms in older patients.
How does medical cannabis relieve symptoms associated with anxiety?
Medical cannabis can assist in regulating the body’s endocannabinoid system, a system in the body which predates so many systems we already have. It is involved with processing emotions such as fear, pain, stress, and anxiety. It has been proven how CBD and low doses of THC can help lessen the sense of dread and worry associated with anxiety for patients and instead, delivers a general improvement in wellbeing and happiness.