The Latest Cannabis Gear for Older Adults and Those with Accessibility Issues

Francis Cassidy February 25, 2020 0 comments

This cannabis gear removes obstacles to preparing medical cannabis.

From rolling joints to grinding flower, as we age, people often lose the ability to perform the tasks for which we once excelled. But with some cleverly designed cannabis gear, patients can continue to medicate effectively with cannabis, regardless of their physical abilities.

Indispensable Cannabis Gear For Older Adults

Arthritis affects over 50 million Americans. Thankfully, the Arthritis Foundation recently recommended cannabidiol as a conjunctive treatment for the condition. But, arthritis is but one of the many ailments encountered by older adults.

While cannabis helps effectively treat the symptoms of many, what use is that quality flower if patients can’t grind it?

As with every sector of the legalized cannabis industry, creativity proliferates. For example, there is now cannabis gear specially designed for those who don’t have the dexterity or ability to do what many of us take for granted. Whether that’s grinding flower, rolling a joint, or even dabbing, a new wave of cannabis gear is available⁠ that allows for inclusion no matter the affliction.

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1) The Mamba Grinder

Whether for bowls, joints, or a dry herb vaporizer, a quality grinder makes for a much more pleasurable experience. For those living with muscular dystrophy, arthritis, or other mobility issues, it’s not always so easy to grind up some herb manually.

Thankfully however, many electric grinders exist on the market today. They make the task as simple as loading a chamber and pressing a button.

Mamba’s battery-powered electric grinder is one of the leading solutions available on the market today. Designed for one-handed operation, it includes a funnel attachment that allows patients to grind directly into a vaporizer chamber, or bowl, for maximum ease of use.

With its highly efficient design, the aircraft-grade aluminum teeth are sharp and durable. They grind in both directions to help ensure that the flower is ground consistently without clogging. Patients can grind up to half a gram at a time, and the Mamba grinder comes in a small and portable design that fits in a pocket or kitchen drawer.

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2) Automatic Joint Rollers: Medical Cannabis Without Rolling a Joint

Rolling joints isn’t for everyone. It requires patience and dexterity, and some never master the art. For those with arthritic issues, rolling joints can be a real pain in more ways than one. Automated joint rollers are a dependable tool that speed up the rolling process and make life a little easier.

Many solutions exist on the market, and RAW’s classic manual joint roller is one of the leading options. Made from eco-friendly German Hemp Plastic, they come available in three different sizes of 70mm, 79mm, and 110mm. The roller also comes with a plastic replacement that extends the life of your device.

The device is easy to use. Simply open the roller, lift the rolling pin, and spread the cannabis evenly before gently pressing the rolling pins together. Next, close the rollers together and rotate the front pin once toward the thumbs before inserting the rolling paper with the gummed side up and roll the front pin once more. Moisten the gummed edge and continue to roll the paper by rotating both ends at the same time. Once complete, rotate the rear rolling pin to release and enjoy a perfectly rolled joint!

Raw also has devices which fill pre-made cones for smoking out of, especially useful if the above process is too laborious, or for arthritic hands.

Or, there’s the next option, which takes care of rolling and grinding together.

3) OTTO Electric Grinder and Cone Filler

Many worry that robots will one day take all the jobs. And that trend may have already begun with the Otto Herb Grinder.

It not only grinds cannabis, but it also produces a perfectly rolled joint. The electronics embedded within calculate the ideal milling pressure by sensing the density and consistency of the flower. The blades within change direction to ensure the optimal grind each and every time.

By then connecting the chamber to the cylindrical apparatus that holds the unbleached organic paper cones, a perfectly coned joint is assured with minimal fuss.

It’s the perfect companion for anyone who struggles with hand tremors, injuries, or other motor function challenges. And what’s more, the sleek design makes it the ideal and portable companion for just about anywhere.

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4) Puffco Peak Smart Rig

Medicating with concentrates can be difficult for some. The ultra-high concentrations of THC in many commercially available products mean that anyone who isn’t exact with their dose may end up in over their head. For those consumers, The Puffco Peak Smart Rig unlocks the power of concentrates with an easy to use solution that provides a repeatable experience each and every time.

One of the main issues with dabbing is that of ensuring optimal temperature. The Peak Smart Rig consists of four unique heat settings. These settings enable patients to tailor the experience in a hassle-free way with no learning curve.

Where many dabbing rigs require up to three minutes of heating and cooling, the smart rig requires only twenty seconds to heat up. That means less waiting and no second-guessing while the consumer holds a butane torch with a 5-inch flame, the procedure with some dabbing rigs.

Embedded within the electronics is firmware that dynamically compensates for the bowl temperature. So, if the bowl is still hot, the heating time will be adjusted accordingly, thus ensuring a repeatable and consistent dabbing experience.

The device also includes a discrete light band that provides battery and heat cycle information. With a quick glance, patients can time the heating cycle to ensure the perfect hit. The battery lasts for approximately thirty dabs and charges fully in as little as two hours.

With a rugged silicone base, the Puffco Peak Smart Rig also comes with a carrying case for easy transportation.

Cannabis Gear Ingenuity Knows No End

Despite the conditions we battle, the ingenuity of those involved in the cannabis market knows no end. With such a variety of devices available, no one need go without their medicine.

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Francis Cassidy
Francis Cassidy is a freelance writer who writes on a variety of topics. With a particular focus on the cannabis industry, he aims to help ensure the smooth reintegration of cannabis back into global culture. When not writing, he's to be found exploring his new base in British Columbia, Canada. You can follow his other works including his photography on his blog

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