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My mother is 97 and weighs less than 90 pounds. Are topicals ok for her?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


Questions & Answers

My mother is 97 and weighs less than 90 pounds. Are topicals ok for her?

by HelloMD

3 years ago


She just started using the Green Salve from Hummingbird Lane at bedtime for back pain/arthritis in place of an evening dose of Tramadol. She told me she was feeling very tired and groggy this morning after having slept pretty well. 73.85 mg THC, 13/59 mg CBD and 1.37 CBN. Is this too strong to start?


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Answer - Dr Andrew Vanderveer twitter = @andyvanderveer facebook = andyvanderveer

I would try a CBD:THC tincture with ratio of anywhere from 60:1 to 5:1. Start with a small dose, observe for a few hours and increase the dose slowly, giving three to six times per 24 hour period. Cannabis is non-toxic and well tolerated. She may also benefit from inhaled cannabis.


Answer - Co-founder at Swerve Confections & practitioner at Eden Ayurveda

That would seem to be a pretty high dose of THC for someone whose tolerance is likely to be pretty low. But if you drop the total dosage she will get less CBD and CBN-- CBN seems to be the important one for sleep. However I do not know if CBN might contribute to grogginess the next day. So maybe try Alta California Botanicals Insomnia Relief Tincture.


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