GROUPS THAT ARE PROMOTING MARIJUANA USE FOR SENIORS
- November 23, 2018
Needless to say, when it comes to the most heavily-medicated groups in the world, seniors would probably be the first collective that comes to your mind. Falling into the category of 60+ years of age (although we could argue that some spunky 70-year olds are more fit than some teens), seniors often fall victim to severe pain and anxiety as they age and require additional medication to cope with these problems. While we have seen that the little green plant can be beneficial to cancer and AIDs patients, did you know that some groups are actually promoting marijuana for older people, in general? According to a recent report, several advocacy groups and organizations are showcasing how seniors can benefit from smoking, eating, or vaping dope. How on earth is this possible? Let’s take a closer look and see what they have to say.
Grannies for Grass
Despite the silly name, Grannies for Grass has actually garnered an international reputation, spawning 71 chapters across the countries including the United States, Canada, Denmark, and Australia. Overall, the cannabis community has praised the website (granniesforgrass.com) as an excellent educational resource about the benefits of medical marijuana and the endocannabinoid system, in general. While the network obviously markets to “grannies,” so to speak, other older people without grandchildren are also urged to join. Even if you are not interested in pot or are trying to educate your kids about the plant, this is a good resource to kickstart this conversation.
Perhaps the one true marijuana icon of America, the aptly named American Legion was initially chartered by the U.S. Congress in 1919 and has continued to evolve in one of the biggest powerhouses in our country. In 2016 and 2017, the executive committee of the Legion passed two resolutions (dealing with medical marijuana) which focused on licensure of privately-funded research (DEA sponsored) and pushing for the VA to help veterans obtain medical pot and provide recommendations for obtaining the drug. While we might question the relevance of marijuana in our culture, at least the American Legion is making a professional point about its medical benefits.
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