Skip to comments.Marijuana use by seniors goes up as boomers age
Posted on 02/22/2010 6:57:32 AM PST by JoeProBono
MIAMI - In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of red wine. A crisp copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night like clockwork, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana.
Long a fixture among young people, use of the country's most popular illicit drug is now growing among the AARP set, as the massive generation of baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and '70s grows older.....
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No wonder 0bama won! ;)
Just when your memory starts to slip, you jam on the accelerator...
Smoking weed is just as civilized, and no more dangerous, than alcohol. IMO.
LOL, you beat me to it!!!
Humboldt and Trinity are now officially awash in the stuff
even the sheriff of Trinity has a patch
Anyone need more evidence that pot-smoking causes stupidity???
Yes, its a good idea to be high when reading the the NY Times. Makes it all so much more easy to accept.
Why do you think they call it ‘dope’?
long term chronic use of pot makes for strange folks...not as destructive as alcohol but languishing for a lifetime
(daily pot smoker 1971-1983)
pot is best in discretion
i cannot stand to be around dense stoned goofy self absorbed folks anymore but once I was one...almost 30 years ago
never thought I’d quit but life got in the way...I cannot imagine being stoned much now or God forbid Owlsley...is he still alive?
Why is it considered (by society) wrong to smoke cigarettes, but pot is supposedly ok?
The wisdom of age seems somewhat overstated.
I hate marijuana!!! It has stolen 13 years from my son’s life. He too thinks it is harmless. He has college degree.. started smoking in college, does nothing else beside pot but it has taken away, his son, relationships, jobs... he now waits tables at 33. Very bad imho! He knows he can’t pass a drug test at other jobs.
“i cannot stand to be around dense stoned goofy self absorbed folks anymore but once I was one...almost 30 years ago”
Well I enjoy the occassional drink but it doesn’t mean I want to be around falling down drunks!
Alchohol has effected others in similiar ways, do you think alchohol should be made illegal?
Ah, that explains Sea Shepherd.
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