Tuesday, October 12, 2010

Get granny a pot cookie

Posted By on Tue, Oct 12, 2010 at 1:42 PM

Sunday, The New York Times published an article about marijuana. But, this one was different from the rest because it talked about how several generations within the same family use pot for various reasons: Anxiety, pain, nausea, you name it.

Here's a snippet:

Bryan, who like others interviewed for this article declined to use his full name for legal reasons, began making them brownies and ginger snaps laced with the drug. Illinois does not allow medical use of marijuana, though 14 states and the District of Columbia do. At their age, his mother said, they were not concerned about it leading to harder drugs, which had been one of their worries with Bryan.

“We have concerns about the law, but I would not go back to not taking the cookie and going through what I went through,” she said, adding that her dizzy spells and nausea had receded. “Of course, if they catch me, I’ll have to quit taking it.”

This family’s story is still a rare one. Less than 1 percent of people 65 and over said they had smoked marijuana in the last year, according to a 2009 survey by the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration. But as the generation that embraced marijuana as teenagers passes into middle age, doctors expect to see more marijuana use by their elderly patients.

Read the entire article, by John Leland, here.

And, learn how to bake with pot here:

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