Years ago friend and regular reader Phyllis connected me with a blog writer and author named Sara Davidson. I’ve followed Davidson ever since, and enjoy her writing. Her latest piece, on her blog and also also in the New Yorker, is about seniors smoking pot. Cannabis in various forms has proved to be effective in seniors for pain relief, allowing many users to get off heavy duty pain meds while experiencing fewer side effects.
Despite coming of age in the 1960’s during the height of a new spirit of freedom about using pot and other drugs, I’ve never used it myself. But I would, in a heartbeat, if I had conditions that would be helped by marijuana’s active ingredients. Seattle is a great place to live for those who want to experiment. I had visitors who’d smoked pot in the 1960’s, and wanted to try some of the newer, edible forms. I had no idea where one would go to buy such things, but a quick Google search showed me that I’ve been driving past a ton of pot shops on Aurora Avenue, without knowing. We found a promising looking one, and I was astonished at what one can buy that contains edible pot.
If you’re “of a certain age”, how do you feel about trying pot for pain or other health conditions? Would you? Would it be a new experience, as it would be for me, or a return to something you enjoyed at an earlier age?
Word to the wise: if you haven’t sampled since the ’60’s, the new stuff is far more concentrated and therefore far stronger. So say my more experienced visitors. 🙂