Well last night’s Daily Show was on point, as correspondent Al Madrigal tracked down a senior advocate of medical marijuana consumption, for a lively interview with Robert “Bobby Tuna” Platshorn…
Weed; long popular with the hipster set, (talking about you, 18 to 25) is beginning to make serious headway into a slightly different demographic. As America’s elderly witness the death rate amongst their pill popping pal’s skyrocket. Many are beginning to consider turning to medical marijuana as a means of putting down their life-threatening, over-the-counter prescription medications.
To me, nothing is scarier than America’s pharmaceutical industry. Little does more to make me confused; nauseous, shaking with night terrors, dizzy with vertigo and leaking from gas with oily discharge then the pills the AMA endorses. How much money does this country waste annually, on mind-bending prescription drugs, treating diseases – we didn’t know we had.
Sure there are a few “side effects” of these new AMA endorsed wonder drugs such as… Anemia, Dizziness, Excessive bleeding (sometimes fatal),Facial flushing, Fainting, Fast heartbeat , Heart attack, High blood pressure (hypertension), Abdominal pain, Colitis, Constipation, Diarrhea, Dry mouth, Dyspepsia, Intestinal bleeding, Nausea, Rectal bleeding, Stomach bleeding, Stomach pain, Upset Stomach and Vomiting…but isn’t your health and well-being worth it?
As America’s aging population continues to turn to marijuana – both as their recreational substance of choice, and as medicine. The number of people 50 and over who are now reporting the use of pot, has gone up one full percentage point (1.9% to 2.9) from 2002 to 2008. The most notable increase in marijuana consumption was amongst the 55 to 59-year-olds. Whose reported pot use increased, from 1.6% in 2002 to 5.1% in 2008. Very cool!
As our countries aging demographics continues to work in favor of marijuana’s outright legalization, many expect that number to go ballistic, as 78 million baby boomers, born between 1945 and 1964 are queued up, and ready to smoke marijuana legally. For this group, there was never any doubt, no propaganda could change their mind…weed was good and they knew it.
Well last night’s Daily Show was on point, as correspondent Al Madrigal tracked down a senior advocate of medical marijuana consumption, for a lively interview with Robert “Bobby Tuna” Platshorn. Join Al as he examines the growing recognition of medical marijuana’s value by seniors.