Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Wall Street Journal--"Joint Effort: Reefer Roadshow Asks Seniors to Support Medical Pot" (with video)

 Arian Campo-Flores, Wall Street Journal with video (03:48):
Silver Tour Targets the Over-65 Set; A Rabbi's Interpretation of 'High Holy Day'---LAKE WORTH, Fla.—Selma Yeshion, an 83-year-old retiree here, says she long considered marijuana a menace. "I thought it was something that was addictive" and "would lead to harder drugs," she says. Then she attended a presentation at the local L'Dor Va-Dor synagogue in April put on by a group called the Silver Tour. The group aims to persuade seniors to support legislation to legalize marijuana for medicinal purposes in Florida. A series of speakers, including a doctor, a patient and several advocates, argued that pot was just what the silver-haired set needed to combat conditions like chronic pain and insomnia. MORE...

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