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Cannabis in Palliative Care


With the legalization of recreational cannabis in a number of states, some people may experiment to determine whether it might help with their symptoms.

Cannabis has numerous effects on humans. Recently, studies support the use of medical cannabis to help people manage the following conditions: pain, nausea, anxiety, and insomnia.

In some unique cases, hospice care in Simi Valley, California may prescribe medical cannabis to patients that are in need of them. It is important that they are informed of the risks and consequences it might bring.

Before using, patients must first consider that:

  • The recommended ratio of THC:CBD in medical cannabis is 1:1 for pain management.
  • It can be disturbing for a cannabis-naive person to use a cannabis product with high levels of THC, so they need to be more careful.
  • Cannabis products can interfere with specific prescription medication, so it is best that you inform your physician or caregiver if you are using.

There are many avenues that a grieving person can explore. AMERICUS HOSPICE, INC. encourages clients to receive grief counseling from our professionals. Here, they will be provided with ways to cope with their unique conditions and experiencing.

For more information about our various services, including respite care in California, you can reach out to us here.

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