Skip to comments.The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?
Posted on 01/15/2019 8:57:26 AM PST by Mariner
Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs
As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 and marijuanas popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age.
Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: Why not? As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties.
Elegant vape pens and other attractive, discreet products have helped de stigmatize the drug among older Americans. Legalization seems to make non-users seem a little less scared of it, and perhaps less judgmental, says Jo, a 56-year-old cannabis user who preferred not to use her real name.
The seniors using cannabis today arent your parents grandparents. The generation that camped out at Woodstock is now in its seventies. Theyve been around grass long enough to realize its not going to kill them, and are more open to the possibility it will come with health benefits. (By contrast, in a survey of one, my 100-year-old grandmother recently said she had no interest in medical marijuana.)
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You do know that hemp has no THC? The stuff that gets you high?
Nobody smokes rope. Madness indeed.
Apparently, trying to type a comment without a typo is a problem too. :-)
10x mimium.Like the Beatle’s song “Yes It Is”
It use to be smuggled in Mad Dog 20/20 the nursing homes had to look out for.
Just think-— Palm Beach or N. Miami highways filled with elderly driven Mercedes and Lex(i),Caddies and Bentleys— all of them stoned out of their gourds. Oh, and the few who can afford a driver-— much safer.
A different kind of diversion from the usually very very .... drunk ... Senior Executives.... LOL.
Rawley Birkin, QC: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1Cwyq3XWeHE
Actually, the throat cancer takes the smoking option away. I render the MJ properties out in butter and use it to make ginger snaps. One once makes a pound of cannabutter which will make about 200 cookies. That last a long time and is a hell of a lot easier on the system than the pharmaceuticals that don’t work nearly as well.
Air Traffic Control..... atc? Figures. Was probably on one of the planes you handled of sheer terror in 30 years of flying? Santa Cruz... faar out maan.
Oh my! Bless your heart!
Yes indeed... The Villages in Lake county, FL. The CDC’s epidemiology section identifies them as the highest concentration of documented sexually transmitted diseases in the US. A fact.
Physician friend related a story— 80 year old female patient, from s. America, having come in for treatment of a perineal infection— asked him if you can get aids from anal sexual activity. A veteran, he did raise his eyebrows to such and oddball question, and in due diligence for Public Health- asked her why she asked, and the reply was this resident of Villages was having regular interludes with a 30 year old (presumably illegal) mexican landscaper employed by Villages to trim the yard and.... “shrubs”. Sorry. He saved the story for his chronicles of private practice.
No info as to the ‘shroom status or imbibment of the patient or the landscaper.
I grew my hair out right after retirement. Lots of hair, chicks dug it. After a few months, long hair was more trouble than it was worth.
Geez, more stereotypes.
I smoke and am very active in my 70's. I'm proud of the fact that I don't drink alcohol because drinking is the bane of most of the broken marriages and lives I see around the rural community I live in.
I work on my cattle farm everyday. Managing and moving the cows, baling hay, mending fences, fixing gates, repairing barns and sheds, doing chores, etc. You name it, I do it on the farm. It's an all day, everyday lifestyle.
Keeps the aches and pains in all my parts and joints at bay some. But I don't sit around stoned all day, like the stereotypical pothead you describe.
You need to get out more before judging others based something you heard or read.
I-81 has been upgraded to the “Meth Highway” to Hell— much more uh... agitated druggies, and quite dangerous.
All the way to Asheville for the millenial hippy dips, and column entries on the public assistance rolls as well as burglary, rape and violent crime stats. In Asheville (the town that the Vanders-bilt, Biltmore).
How about “mature Parse-ly?” Dried of course.
Association found opioid prescriptions for Medicare part D recipients dropped 14% after a state legalized medical marijuana a hopeful sign amid the opioids crisis.
There might be a drop because you can’t get prescription pain killer anymore, doctors are very reluctant to prescribe those
So in your mind, the person who enjoys a glass of wine with dinner once a week, and has for many years, is an alcoholic?
Here’s the logic. The guy wouldn’t go into withdrawal if he quit as a junkie would. There is no physical addiction. Psychological addiction perhaps. Like the 350 lb man stuffing another bag of chips in his pie hole. He wouldn’t be at risk of dying from withdrawals without it, but that bag of chips sure is tasty...
Don’t trust anyone under 60.
Hemp has been a mainstay in rope-making for many centuries.
Hemp was the first plant known to have been domestically cultivated. It was one of the first plants to be spun into usable fiber 10,000 years ago in ancient Mesopotamia, an area in present-day Turkey.
Industrial hemp can be refined into a variety of commercial items including rope, paper, textiles, clothing, canvas, ship sails, biodegradable plastics, paint, insulation, biofuel, food, animal feed and more.
The paintings of Rembrandt, Van Gogh, Gainsborough, etc., were primarily painted on hemp canvas, as were practically all canvas paintings at the time.
Some people on this thread claim to know so much but don't realize they are letting their ignorance slip show below their skirt's hem. :-)
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