10 Jan Marijuana helps seniors in South Florida see pain go up in smoke
That kindly gent with the rose garden, the cute little old lady in the deli line, the mahjong master at the community center — any one could be among a growing portion of our aging population: the senior stoner.
In retiree-rich South Florida, some golden-agers are — gasp! — sporting illegal smiles as they discreetly puff on joints to ease the aches and pains of advancing years.
“It’s like taking a magic pill,” said a 70-year-old Boca Raton woman who smokes pot almost daily to counteract cancer chemotherapy pain. “I can have a crappy, crappy day and I take one toke and in less than three minutes I’m leveled out and feel wonderful.”