|Abdul Mati Klarwein|
Long a societal taboo, but if you do the math and ask most people in the 65 to 85 year old age bracket what exactly they were doing fifty years ago, a majority of the honest ones would admit to at least an occasional toke.
Apparently, not all seniors are doing so well with smoking today. D sent me this article the other day.
"Cannabis can slow reaction time and impair attention," the news release states, "which may lead to injuries and falls; increase the risk for psychosis, delirium and paranoia; exacerbate cardiovascular and pulmonary diseases and interact with other prescription medications."
“In strict medical terms marijuana is far safer than many foods we commonly consume. For example, eating 10 raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death. Marijuana in its natural form is one of the safest therapeutically active substances known to man. By any measure of rational analysis marijuana can be safely used within the supervised routine of medical care.
DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis Young - 1988