San Francisco Chronicle
Book Review 3/7/18
by Emily Earlenbaugh

Elder focus

“Cannabis for Seniors”
($18.95; Ronin, 2017)


Education of older patients about the benefits of cannabis is the focus of this book by Beverly Potter, who has a doctorate in counseling psychology from Stanford University. “A lot of seniors are afraid,” explains Potter. “They’ve never used cannabis, so they’re fearful they’re going to lose control.” Throughout the book’s 205 pages, seniors and their caregivers learn cannabis basics such as what is a dose, the differences between eating and inhaling cannabis and how it can be used to improve sleep, reduce pain, boost mood and lower dependence on pharmaceuticals.