Does Cannabis Have a Place in Hospice?

Article by Kate-Madonna Hindes, The Fresh Toast via Growth Op

Share on Facebook Share on Twitter Open more share options Breadcrumb Trail Links World News Wellness Medical Life Legalization Health Does cannabis have a place in hospice? Changing attitudes are allowing researchers to gain more insight and information regarding the role that cannabis and CBD can play. Author of the article:Kate-Madonna Hindes • The Fresh Toast A study published in 2019 found “overwhelming support” for the use of medical cannabis in a hospice setting. / PHOTO BY CHINNAPONG / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

As Americans age, hospices are exploring new ways to bring peace and calm to the often slow and painful process of end-of-life care. In 2015, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that an estimated 1.4 million individuals on Medicare were patients in a hospice setting.

Quadrupling in size over the last 20 years, hospices are investing in creating a patient-centric approach that dismantles the perceptions of some that hospices are unfeeling institutions. From massage to aromatherapy, some hospices are adding to their existing programs to include music and integration of family into meaningful experiences. While many hospices are focused on offering a thoughtful quality of care, some end-of-life-care specialists also advocate for marijuana.

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