Sixty-five-year-old Julie has never smoked a joint in her life but has started treating herself with medicinal cannabis for pain.
“I did have cancer and as a result I have neuropathy [nerve pain] in my feet, and arthritis in my fingers, and since I’ve been using medicinal cannabis that is starting to improve,” Julie said, who did not want to use her real name.
“The big one though is I have sports injuries — spinal and ligament wear and tear — and now my pain is 95 per cent healed.”
Julie has been taking two drops a night of a cannabinoid oil and a paste with a low tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) dose under her tongue in the morning.
She is one of a growing number of senior Australians who are buying homemade medicinal cannabis