One of the unforeseen benefits of medical marijuana reforms is coming to light this fall. As the elderly access their new arthritis treatments they are getting a crash course in awareness of symptoms and clues about their grandkids' habits and vices.
A study group at one Oklahoma senior day center is discussing experiences and effectiveness of cannabis meds in replacing their opiate drugs.
"It's absolutely fabulous!" said Edmond Willis of Claremore. "Edna and I are actually sleeping peacefully for six hours or more!"
Johnny Anderson, from nearby Verdigris added; "My chemotherapy has been hell, but at least I'm eating again. I think I'll get through this. But my God! I can't stop eating!"
Johnny says he also alerted his daughter and son-in-law about some cannabis plants growing in a field behind their back fence. He wouldn't have known what the weeds were if he hadn't been growing medicinal houseplants back at his condominium.
And Johnny warned his daughter about the boys his grandson hangs out with. "They're Stoners! I know they are, because I am one, too! I can spot them a mile away."
Johnny told us privately that his biggest concern is not his grandson's peer pressure. He's actually more concerned that his daughter is an alcoholic and setting a worse example for the grandkids and their friends.