22 June 2018
… If I listed all of marijuana’s claims – valid, maybe valid, yet-to-be-determined, complete poppycock – you’d go mad …
Since then, even before then, we’ve been using:
The mature stoner: why are so many seniors smoking weed?
Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs.
Women Bought Twice As Much Cannabis in 2018 As They Did The Year Before
… For all marijuana-related purchases, Baby Boomers became the fastest growing segment in 2018, increasing by 25 percent …
And we’re still a bit confused. Before and after:
Cannabis-Infused Intimacy Oils For Seniors: Medical Or Recreational?
Adding Cannabis To The Mix: Risks And Benefits For Seniors
Those two Forbes articles were written by …
I am a freelance writer specializing in the emerging cannabis space, with a special interest in the ways that baby boomers and older adults are experiencing cannabis at the personal, institutional and policy levels. I also follow developments in the scientific investigation of medicinal cannabis.
Scroll Ms. Rosner’s bio and check out all her pieces.
Anecdotal: Along with my more-significant-than-I-am other, I finally made it into one of these new-fangled headshops. Quite a culture shock. No day-glo posters of Dylan, The Doors, or Hendrix. Some hookahs in the corner, although they looked more like test tubes. Most other items for sale were packaged in gaudy, multi-colored boxes and wrappers. Like fancy candy. Then I realized they were fancy candy.
We were hayseeds right off the bus.
Don’t ask me what we bought. A grab bag of goodies. We asked questions, I don’t think the sales person really understood what we were asking, we didn’t really understand the answers – so we ended up simply pointing at whatever caught our eyes.
At home, we tore one open. It was a gooey piece of candy (I was right), an amorphous gummy-bear. I split it with a knife, gave her half, we sucked on it – and in an hour we were stoned.
That’s about it.
OK. It was more fun than that.
But I still don’t know what it was. THC. CBD. Great. I’m an educated consumer.
When the cannabis market finally finds its bearings, I hope someone will offer some simple explanations. The advertising should be educating us.
It’s just good business.
Banished by Amazon.com
I’m someone who, up until recently, lived with extreme Amazon guilt.