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New options available for self-care With self-care being at the top of our priority list for 2020, let’s look at a new option available to us. As we grow older, we develop some age-related medical conditions like arthritis, sleep disorders, Parkinson’s disease, cancer, anxiety and depression. There are prescriptions to help us feel better but may have uncomfortable side effects and possible addiction. Since marijuana was legalized in Canada, there are countless seniors now exploring the medicinal potential of marijuana and trying to figure out the different compounds called cannabinoids. This is not an easy task and even though more knowledge can be gained as we investigate it, cannabis remains a trial-and-error process. Cannabis is best known for the psychoactive properties, like feeling high, so some people still associate it with smoking. Reinhard: Countless seniors exploring medical potential of marijuana

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