Welcome to Cannabis For Seniors

This site is intended to provide information useful to seniors, who are one of the fastest growing groups of cannabis users.

Cannabis for recreational use became legal where I live in Canada, on October 1st, 2018. Since then I have been learning as much as I can about growing, harvesting and using this amazing plant and I will be sharing what I have learned with you.

Many other great sites (some are listed in the right hand column) are available for information about cannabis in general.

Would Using Cannabis Be Right for Me?


CBD - Drug Interactions
Interactions for several classes of drugs are explained.

Cannabis and the Heart
See the list of drugs that CBD can interact with at 43:35, and the general list of cautions at 47:11.

Olivia Newton-John offers a cancer update and comments on her therapeutic use of cannabis.

A Caution to those under the age of 45:
Young adult cannabis consumers nearly twice as likely to suffer from a heart attack (CNN)

Marijuana can be harmful for heart patients, but improves some risk factors, studies show.
(Note: The article refers to the smoking of cannabis. My personal view is that any type of smoking is hazardous, and that is why I advocate taking cannabis in infused oil or in edibles.)

CoVid-19 Updates

John Hopkins University COVID-19 Map
(Constantly updated)

Smoking Weed and Coronavirus: Even Occasional Use Raises Risk of Covid-19 Complications
(CNN Health)

Smokeless Cannabis Consumption Methods to Try During the CoronaVirus Outbreak

Safe Access to Cannabis in Times of COVID-19

It's Time to Release Cannabis Prisoners - Like Today

Staying Safe and Getting High Through COVID-19

COVID-19 and Medical Cannabis Patients: What You Need to Know

COVID-19: Potential Implications for Individuals with Substance Use Disorders

Edibles May be Better than Smoking Cannabis During the Pandemic
Note: SARS-COV-2 is the virus that causes the illness COVID-19.

How to Get High Safely During the Coronavirus Pandemic

5 Reasons Why It's the Perfect Time to Start Growing Cannabis

Cannabis and Marijuana: What is the Difference?

The term cannabis is a scientific one that refers to three species of plants (sativa, indica and ruderalis), including a form of cannabis sativa called hemp, which contains very little of the psychoactive cannabinoid THC. While the term applies to all forms of cannabis, its common usage is most often refers to cannabis that is used recreationally or medicinally. Hemp is also used as a source of CDB.

Marijuana is another name for the cannabis that is used recreationally or medically. Hemp is not considered to be marijuana.


The Roll-Up, Episode 133: How to Survive a Pandemic

The Roll-Up, Bonus Episode: Coronavirus and Cannabis


Stress-Free Transplanting for Your Seedings

If you want to protect your lungs during the pandemic by switching from smoking cannabis to using edibles, here is how you can make an infusion in 3 1/2 hours:

How to Prepare Tinctures (Infusions) From Fresh Cannabis


Note: This video is about making tinctures from fresh cannabis. If you want to make tinctures from dried cannabis buds, the process is the same but you can use less herb - 7 grams of cannabis (1/4 ounce) for each 2 ounces of oil.

Written directions for this process are available on this page.


Trimming Cannabis

How I Set Up My Grow Room
(12:14) Aquarium Water is used to fertilze the cannabis.

How Much Space is Needed to Grow Four Cannabis Plants?



Recommended Links

Articles About Seniors' Use of Cannabis

Exploring Marijuana and CBD? A Discovery and Consideration Guide for Seniors
(For those in the USA, this article gives detailed information about the legality of cannabis use in each state.)

10 Things Seniors Should Know about Medical Marijuana from Senior Directory

The Complete Guide to Medical Marijuana and CBD from Aging.com

Seniors and Marijuana from Comfort Life

The Senior's Guide to Medical Marijuana from The Senior List

“Number one is arthritis. There are tinctures and rubs that you could actually put on your legs, on your knees, across your back, wherever you're having any arthritic pain. Most seniors use the cannabis for pain and to sleep.” - The Seniorist

Cannabis and Seniors: Increasing Use of Marijuana in Elderly.

A Beginner's Guide to Medical Marijuana for Seniors

Websites with Information for Beginning Cannabis Users

Grow Weed Easy (USA)
(USA and Canada)
All Bud (USA)
Coco For Cannabis
High Times (USA)
The Cannabist (USA) (Denver Post)
Wikileaf (USA)
I Love Growing Marijuana (Netherlands)

YouTube Channels

Future Cannabis Project
Medical Genomics (medical focus, primarily podcasts)
Chef B
Lex's World
Migro (Growing advice, not specific to cannabis)

YouTube Videos

PBS Broadcasts about Cannabis
National Geographic
It's all Going to Pot (Willie Nelson/ Merle Haggard)
Roll Me Up and Smoke Me When I Die (Willie Nelson)

News Articles (non-Covid-19 related)

"Cannabis Burned During Worship" by Ancient Israelites

Government Websites

Province or Territory Website Online Store
British Columbia
New Brunswick
Newfoundland and Labrador
Northwest Territories
Nova Scotia
Prince Edward Island

Government of Canada Cannabis Act




















This website is provided for information purposes only.

No cannabis products are sold through this website.

Questions and/or comments can be directed to the webmaster at cannabisforseniors@outlook.com

© 2021, Robert Foster