Lets Legalize Marijuana For Our Senior Citzens
That kind old gentleman with the organic garden, the adorable tiny elderly lady in the grocery line, the mahjong master at the local community center – anybody could possibly be amongst a cultivating portion of our aging human population: the senior citizen stoner that enjoys their medical marijuana.
In the wealthy South Florida area, several golden-agers are showing off smiles as they inconspicuously smoke joints of hydroponic grown marijuana to alleviate the pains and aches of growing old. Saying the THC and cannabinoids are a gift from the heavens.
“It’s just like using a magic pill,” stated a 70-year-old Florida lady who smokes weed everyday to combat cancer chemotherapy discomfort. “I can have a crappy day and I take a one hitter of chronic marijuana and in under 3 minutes I’m leveled out and feel fantastic. The THC and cannabinoids help me out.”
30 % of Us citizens fifty and older have smoked cannabis. Recently, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health approximated that marijuana use amongst seniors has cultivated more than 3 % within the last 8 years. The amount is anticipated to triple by 2020.
The latest convert was a 70-year-old Florida lady named Mary. “I’m a good, Catholic churchgoing person,” she said. “I’ve never taken a drug in my life.” However when a pal with an out-of-state medical marijuana prescription for medical cannabis offered a joint to alleviate the “excruciating” pain of a shoulder injury, Mary took a chance. “I had a one hitter and I went, ‘Oh, dear God, this is awesome,’” she said. “It made me feel that much better. It absolutely should be legalized and marijuana laws need to change.”
For a long time, a 65-year-old Florida retiree used every types of drug from morphine to Dilaudid to fight pain from arthritis, damaged bones and fibromyalgia. “I have been on each of the hard drugs and zilch happens,” he explained. After that he smoked pot. “I’ll tell you, the 1st hit there was Zip-a-Dee-Doo-Dah day,” he stated. “The only thing that helps is happy grass.” Acquiring the illegal bud can be challenging for seniors, especially with unjust marijuana laws.
With countless seniors in need of medical marijuana, something needs to change. Marijuana prohibition is an antiquated notion much as the likes of compact disks, broadcast radio/television and live shopping. Lets give ‘em their meds….