Texas Residents Over 65 Increasingly Use Medical Marijuana

Texas has legalized medical marijuana since 2015, and in 2019 the list of ailments it can be used to treat was increased.

Study Found

One research found that elderly persons are increasingly using it. Texas residents may now obtain a prescription over the phone thanks to the Texas Cannabis Clinic. They collaborate with Texas Original to arrange for delivery to your house or pickup at one of the Houston sites.

Some members of a nearby retirement complex heard Dr. Matthew Brimberry explain why he supports medicinal marijuana since he has seen patients cured of seizures and severe pain.

The study has been done on the effects of cannabis on reducing chronic pain, muscular spasms, and neuropathy, according to Dr. Brimberry.

Jim Scarborough, 77, said he has other issues but isn’t concerned about the long-term impacts.

“Immediate safety was the most important factor. I don’t want to do something that may endanger my remaining years. He gave his justification for wanting additional information from Dr. Brimberry: “I’m pleased that I’m extremely productive and healthy and appreciative for that and I certainly don’t want to do anything to impair that.

The Mayo Clinic advises those who have a history of mental health conditions to use marijuana with caution since it affects judgment and coordination and might make manic episodes, psychosis, or depression worse.

Conditions that cannabis is used to treat, according to the Mayo Clinic: glaucoma,  cancer treatment-related nausea, and vomiting,  typically brought on by nerve injury is pain and seizures.

Other Reports, Medical Cannabis

The Texas Department of Public Safety said in a press release on Monday that it is beginning the application process to possibly add more medicinal marijuana businesses.

Texas has only permitted three dispensaries in the last three years.

The Compassionate Use Program application procedure for additional dispensaries began on Monday and will go on until April 28.

The announcement stated that the number of licenses that will be issued would be decided “at a later period.” In the event that the Legislature approves any rules that would alter the number of permitted dispensaries, it is doubtful that DPS will make a choice before the summer.

Texas allowed the use of cannabis-related compounds for medicinal reasons in 2015 through legislation. The amount of THC, the component of marijuana that gives users a high, and the ailments it covered, however, were severely limited by the law. A few years later, the Legislature increased the list of ailments that the Compassionate Use Program might be used to treat.

Even yet, some supporters think the program’s acceptance of conditions is too limited, and they are hopeful the Legislature will adopt legislation to expand it this year.

At a meeting of the DPS Commission in December, Wayne Mueller, the division’s chief of regulatory services, said that the application process will start this month. However, he stated that a choice over when to add licenses would not be made until June or July.