Numerous benefits arise from the use of Marijuana. Marijuana and its products are proving to be quite helpful to people of all ages, including the elderly. Additionally, marijuana products like CBD are not only safe for use, but they do not present any user-related dependency. That is why one should try to research how marijuana is farmed and cultivated. For instance offers a broad range of seeds.

That is why my grandmother turned to use Marijuana to experience these benefits. Below are ways in which the use of cannabis changed the life of my granny;

I. It relieved her of pain and inflammation

For years, my grandmother experienced pain, especially in her joints. Unfortunately, this pain increased day in day out, even with prescribed medication. She would go through numerous therapies monthly to curb her back pain. All these turned futile with her back, paining her at times to unmanageable levels. That is when she opted to try out cannabis after hearing about it, mostly from friends who had undergone the same series of torture. Marijuana was very useful in managing her pain.

How did it help?

Within the body is a complex network of receptors comprising the endocannabinoid system. This system is responsible for numerous functions in the body. One of the roles this system plays is the easing of pain. CBD interacts with the endocannabinoid system, thereby reducing the pain and inflammation sensations. There are two endocannabinoid receptors, i.e. CB1 and CB2 receptors. The CB1 receptors are the ones responsible for memory, reward, anxiety, pain, etc. The CB2 receptors are associated with the immune system. Arthritis is a prevalent condition among the elderly. The use of Marijuana helps in the management of hard-to-treat pain like that brought by arthritis.

2. It helped improve her memory

Loss of memory is prevalent among the elderly including my grandmother. Her rate of forgetting, even the general things, was quite alarming. She would place something away and be looking for it the next minute. There were days she lost her valuable essentials in public places such as the market. This is normal as people age. However, with the use of cannabis, her memory improved.

How did it help?

Marijuana interacts with brain receptors, such as those of the hippocampus, cerebral cortex, and amygdala. These receptors are responsible for memory formation and thinking. A study conducted on mice shows that THC, present in Marijuana may help in the improvement of the memory. The mice recorded improved cognitive functions i.e., functions such as driving that require conscious thinking.

Hence, the use of Marijuana improved her ability to comprehend and retain information.

3. Marijuana helped get rid of her acne

For quite a long time, my grandmother’s face had acne and wrinkles. Aging is majorly to blame for this. However, other factors such as harsh climatic conditions may be to blame for it. She has been using numerous remedies such as natural methods and different creams, all leaving her more disappointed after use.

How did it help? 

Marijuana works in the reduction of acne by reducing the breakdown of collagen. Collagen is a protein found in the tendons, bones, skin, and muscles. It holds the body together. The body naturally produces collagen in abundance at a young age, but with time, its production begins to decline. Its reduction leads to sagging and wrinkles. CBD, present in Marijuana, prevents the breakdown of collagen by repairing the body tissues.

Additionally, CBD interacts with the body and increases the production of anandamide, thus enabling the body to fight inflammation. This prevents acne formation. Also, by reducing irritations and itches on the skin, it strengthens it and leaves it with a youthful appearance.

4. Marijuana helped to calm her nerves

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Anxiety and uncertainty had been attacking my grandmother quite often. It was particularly hard to calm her nerves when she was under pressure.

How did it help?

CBD acts upon the receptors in the brain for serotonin. Serotonin is a neurotransmitter that regulates mood and social behavior. According to a study, the introduction of CBD delivers a calming effect on the brain and also alters the brain’s response to anxiety.

5. Marijuana enabled her to sleep well

Research shows that among the people most affected by insomnia are the elderly. They tend to find it hard to stay asleep for long. The presence of insomnia makes it hard to fall asleep, but as most find it normal, it ends up undertreated.

How did it help?

As a sleep aid, Marijuana restores the natural sleep cycle of an individual. By doing so, the person can stay awake during the day and find sleep at night. Taking THC reduces the duration of REM sleep one gets. This means that one gets fewer dreams. Hence, if insomnia is as a result of PTSD, the reduction of REM sleep reduces the nightmares one experiences. This leads to a good night’s sleep.

6. Marijuana stimulates appetite

My grandmother experienced a decline in appetite, which puts her health at risk owing to the lack of enough nutrients. One of the reasons for her declined appetite is lack of interest in food because of changing taste buds.

How did it help?

Intake of Marijuana creates the ‘munchies.’ This refers to increased appetite after taking Marijuana. These munchies enable you to have the desire to eat continually. This applies to even foods that one previously considered disgusting. THC stimulates the production of ghrelin. This is also known as the ‘hunger hormone.’ This name comes from its ability to stimulate appetite and increase food intake. Additionally, THC triggers the olfactory bulb, which determines how food smells and tastes to you. Hence, with the use of Marijuana, she could eat properly.

7. Marijuana helped manage Glaucoma

Glaucoma is a condition of the eyes which results from building up of fluid damages that destroy the nerves in the eyeball. Glaucoma is the leading contributing condition to blindness for people aged 60 and above. It causes an increase in pressure within the eyes, thus affecting the eyesight. Marijuana helps in the management of glaucoma by relieving pressure.


Above are ways in which marijuana transformed my grandma’s life in thirty days owing to its many benefits in managing different health conditions. However, for the elderly, there is a need for cautious usage. Therefore, it becomes necessary to consult a doctor to ensure its use does not interfere with other medications.