5 Reasons Why We Offer a Senior Discount for Cannabis
Seniors are the US’s fastest-growing population of new cannabis users. A 2016 survey by the National Survey of Drug Use and Health showed that cannabis use increased for people aged 65 and up 250% between 2006 and 2013!
Even conservative politicians like John Boehner (68) are experiencing a change of heart.
In 2011, the former Speaker of the House remarked that he was “unalterably opposed” to legalization.
However, he recently announced that he was joining the board of Acreage Holdings, which distributes cannabis across eleven US states.
“Over the last 10 or 15 years, the American people’s attitudes have changed dramatically,” he said during an interview. “I find myself in that same position.”
Whoever said seniors were stuck in their ways did not know what they were talking about!
Some people who’ve been aged like a fine wine are experiencing a cannabis renaissance, and others are just now opening their minds to trying it for the first time.
Whatever your situation is, we honor it! Here are only five of the many reasons why we offer a senior discount for cannabis at our dispensary.
1. Cannabis is amazing for treating pain.
Many seniors are turning to cannabis as an alternative to the harmful opioids that their doctors prescribed them in the past.
Opioids are highly addictive, and they also come with a wide array of side effects.
Cannabis comes with neither.
A 2018 study of seniors found that 93.7% of patients felt improvement for symptoms of pain after using cannabis for six months.
Also, 18% of participants were able to wean themselves off, or significantly reduce, taking opioids by using cannabis.
Cannabis products are known for providing relief from many different kinds of pain.
We believe that all seniors should have access to whatever treatment they need to treat their pain.
That’s one of the reasons why we offer a senior discount for cannabis products at our dispensary.
2. It’s now legal in California for both medical and recreational use.
After Proposition 215 passed in California in 1996, people everywhere opened their eyes to the idea of using cannabis.
Even more so after Proposition 64 passed this past January 2018.
As law-abiding citizens, we all respect the law and what it stands for.
Which is why so many people were hesitant to try cannabis before it was legal.
Before medical and recreational sales, people were forced to buy their cannabis from the black market.
Chances are, if you’re a senior, you don’t have too many drug dealers in your circle.
Concerns about safety, lack of selection, and just not knowing the background of the cannabis you buy on the street were all holding people back from trying it.
We offer a senior discount for cannabis because seniors deserve to have access to completely legal, safe, and compliant cannabis products.
3. We offer many no-smoke/no-smell options.
Many of the seniors who come into our shop are looking for products that they don’t have to smoke, and that don’t have that “weedy” smell.
Luckily for them, we typically have a large selection of no-smoke and no-smell product options.
Another reason we are happy to offer our senior discount for cannabis is that most seniors don’t have access to buying cannabis products on the black market except for flower.
And unfortunately, flower is both smelly and you have to smoke it.
Which are probably the least of your worries considering black market may compromise your safety and health.
If you want to learn more about smoke-free cannabis products, feel free to check out this blog.
4. Our CBD products work wonders.
CBD-heavy cannabis products are gaining popularity in the cannabis industry among seniors like no other.
Cannabis products contain many chemicals called cannabinoids, and up until now, THC was the most popular one.
THC is the chemical known to get you high. However, CBD, the non-psychoactive element in cannabis, is quite different from THC.
CBD doesn’t get you high, but it does have a number of medical benefits.
We typically have CBD-heavy products available, if not fully 100% CBD products on our shelves.
Our senior discount for cannabis applies to these CBD products too, and not just our THC-rich products.
5. Our staff is trained to educate about dosing, safety, and other concerns.
Our lovely staff behind the counter, also known as budtenders, are specifically trained to talk to you about dosing, safety, and other concerns.
Any questions you may have about cannabis products and your health can be answered by our friendly and knowledgeable staff.
Our budtenders are patient, understanding, and ready to help you with your unique needs and educate you on the best products for you.
Are you 65+ and curious about trying cannabis?
Stop into our dispensary on 6435 Florin Perkins Road in Sacramento and redeem your senior discount today.
Deals valid in-store only. One (1) discount per customer per day. Senior and military discounts cannot be combined with any other promo deal or coupon.