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(NPR)   Geriatricians are calling for more research into how marijuana affects the Olds. Your grandpa just wants to Netflix and chill   ( npr.org) divider line
    More: Creepy, Old age, Middle age, marijuana, Baby boomers, drug, medical marijuana, 5.7 percent of middle-aged, Dr. Benjamin Han  
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2018-09-12 08:24:07 AM  
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2018-09-12 08:32:48 AM  
Good.
 
2018-09-12 09:20:40 AM  
I know I do
 
2018-09-12 09:22:23 AM  
My retirement plan is to start growing shrooms and weed

It will make the cat food taste better.
 
2018-09-12 09:22:28 AM  

Flappyhead: [img.fark.net image 391x500]


My biggest thought right now is to hope and pray someone puts me into a good senior nursing home that allows me to smoke legal weed.
 
2018-09-12 09:24:52 AM  
Gramps will be fine, put his headphones on him and crank up the Hurdy Gurdy Man.
 
2018-09-12 09:26:26 AM  

steklo: Flappyhead: [img.fark.net image 391x500]

My biggest thought right now is to hope and pray someone puts me into a good senior nursing home that allows me to smoke legal weed.


I want to be in one of those homes they feature in the niche pornos with the hot nurses who love banging old dudes. I don't care if she does steal my pills. As long as it's not my viagra.
 
2018-09-12 09:27:30 AM  
The Olds? Meh, get me a Buick and bong and your grandma in that bucket seat and I'll show you what for.

Goddamned kids
 
2018-09-12 09:28:50 AM  
What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.
 
2018-09-12 09:32:16 AM  
Will it be like Cocoon or that really boring story in the Twilight Zone movie?  Will there be more rapping grandmothers?
 
2018-09-12 09:34:24 AM  
Beats the hell out of alcohol and pain meds..   and doesn't screw with internal organs like opoids will..
 
2018-09-12 09:37:12 AM  
Amazing what can happen with pain relied and a hatred of opioids.

/SWED
/who wants to spark an owl with grandpa?
 
2018-09-12 09:37:46 AM  
Excellent. One step closer to determining what nutrients they have that might be extracted for our personal use.
 
2018-09-12 09:38:34 AM  

Non Human: What's with the creepy tag?


Yeah, this.
 
2018-09-12 09:40:52 AM  
Good for them.  Maybe they'll chill out and stop voting for assholes.
 
2018-09-12 09:42:27 AM  
Gee, if only there was a collection of subjects who do not operate dangerous machinery or lack supervision that we could study under controlled conditions to actually determine the effects of a substance safer than water instead of pontifying and speculation of said effects. Even better would be study subjects with 50-60 years of experience with said substance.

Are You Experienced?
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2018-09-12 09:43:22 AM  

Non Human: What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.


Seconded
 
2018-09-12 09:43:43 AM  
After 'returning' to it we demolished a pizza, porked like teenagers, slept like babies & shat like horses the next day.
Let's just say Mrs. Henry & I will be bong shopping soonishly. 34 more days until it's legal in Canuckistan, hepcats!
 
2018-09-12 09:44:03 AM  

MythDragon: I want to be in one of those homes the hot nurses who love banging old dudes. I don't care if she does steal my pills. As long as it's not my viagra.


I've found in my experience, the nurses don't want the pills. They prefer cash, left on the nightstand next to the bedpan.

Seriously what nurse is going to want to screw a stoned out 80 year old who yells obscenities at Vanna White during Wheel of Fortune in the day room?  Yeah, these nurses are going to want BIG cash to even consider having sex with their patients.
 
2018-09-12 09:45:13 AM  
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2018-09-12 09:46:20 AM  

steklo: Flappyhead: [img.fark.net image 391x500]

My biggest thought right now is to hope and pray someone puts me into a good senior nursing home that allows me to smoke legal weed.


Might be cheaper to move to a shed in an isolated place like the wilds of West Virginia or Montana and self medicate until you die.  Combine this with an agreement stating that family members can only get their inheritance in person and make it so they get a % per visit, or if you have no next of kin pay a local hillbilly to check on you every so often.

The more nefarious of us would start a marijuana grow operation, recruit destitute locals to distribute for a cut of profits, and if the law catches you play the senility card.
 
2018-09-12 09:47:21 AM  
Great.  Now I have to watch Little Miss Sunshine again.

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2018-09-12 09:47:29 AM  

gilatrout: The Olds? Meh, get me a Buick and bong and your grandma in that bucket seat and I'll show you what for.

Goddamned kids


Is the bucket seat upholstered in fine Corinthian leather?

/this is important
 
2018-09-12 09:47:31 AM  

SirEattonHogg: Good for them. Maybe they'll chill out and stop voting for assholes.


Well it certainly isn't the younger voters. They just didn't vote.

Not sure which is the lessor of two evils.
 
2018-09-12 09:48:45 AM  

steklo: MythDragon: I want to be in one of those homes the hot nurses who love banging old dudes. I don't care if she does steal my pills. As long as it's not my viagra.

I've found in my experience, the nurses don't want the pills. They prefer cash, left on the nightstand next to the bedpan.

Seriously what nurse is going to want to screw a stoned out 80 year old who yells obscenities at Vanna White during Wheel of Fortune in the day room?  Yeah, these nurses are going to want BIG cash to even consider having sex with their patients.


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2018-09-12 09:49:02 AM  
FTA: "About 9 percent of U.S. adults between ages 50 and 64 used marijuana in the the previous year, according to survey results."

I'm only 49, but I fail to believe only 9% of people my age haven't smoked in the past year.
 
2018-09-12 09:49:15 AM  

Burr: Might be cheaper to move to a shed in an isolated place


What do you mean "might be?"  it IS cheaper to live in a shed!
 
2018-09-12 09:50:14 AM  

Non Human: What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.


I'm 30 so I'm not as up to speed on lingo like I used to be but I think the "chill" part of "Netflix and chill" means something else.

Something you don't want to imagine old people doing.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.
 
2018-09-12 09:54:27 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Non Human: What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.

I'm 30 so I'm not as up to speed on lingo like I used to be but I think the "chill" part of "Netflix and chill" means something else.

Something you don't want to imagine old people doing.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.


You are the reason why I read the comments before commenting.  So much "this" in your statement.  Not enough mind bleach.
 
2018-09-12 09:57:58 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Something you don't want to imagine old people doing.


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Stop thread.

Rule 34 in effect.

Some people might really enjoy thinking about old people having sex.

Ok continue thread, 5 post penalty.
 
2018-09-12 09:58:04 AM  
Having worked a few nursing homes, I can reasonably assure you that if it "chills out" or gets a resident to sleep through the night, you'll hardly find a nurse or CNA who opposes it.

/better than pushing Vicodin at bedtime
 
2018-09-12 09:58:14 AM  
Pass the blunt to the Nana on your left.
 
2018-09-12 09:59:38 AM  

Richard Saunders: better than pushing Vicodin at bedtime


er HELLO? Vicodin and pot for the ultimate win. One of my FAVORITE drugs combos!

My other one is coke and hookers, but I digress.
 
2018-09-12 10:06:31 AM  
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/get off my lawn, i'm smoking it
 
2018-09-12 10:07:24 AM  

steklo: [snip]

Stop thread.

Rule 34 in effect.

Some people might really enjoy thinking about old people having sex.

Ok continue thread, 5 post penalty.


...old people?

Also how old is old here? I been blazing a big fatty or four every single day since 1983ish. Nina Hartley count as old?
 
2018-09-12 10:10:50 AM  
My sister researches brain plasticity (how the brain connects and restructures neurons) and for a while was working with cannabinoids... So, kick, replies etc.

Her take on it was that  pot use is a *bad* idea for youngsters who's brains are still very plastic, especially teenagers who's brains are going through a frenzy of growth and restructuring and are basically mush.

Old folks, on the other hand, could benefit from extra plasticity. Their brains are "stiffened" and that makes it harder to retain information and learn new things.

So grab that bong out of Junior's hands and toke up, G'ma! It's science!
 
2018-09-12 10:11:10 AM  

Non Human: What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.


Old people are somebody to hate and blame for your problems instead of the 1% who own the media - so only expect more of the same.
 
2018-09-12 10:12:12 AM  

Mrtraveler01: Non Human: What's with the creepy tag? Go something against us older people easing pain or having fun? My wife has a bad back, this eases her pain better than any prescription drug Big Pharma put out and is less damaging to her system. And as soon as I no longer work in a drug-tested position, I'll be blazing up a big fatty every day. Get used to it.

I'm 30 so I'm not as up to speed on lingo like I used to be but I think the "chill" part of "Netflix and chill" means something else.

Something you don't want to imagine old people doing.

Feel free to correct me if I am wrong.


Sorry to spoil you day, but many of us "old people" know the more recent meanings of chill.
/and what do you mean old people??
 
2018-09-12 10:12:46 AM  

steklo: Richard Saunders: better than pushing Vicodin at bedtime

er HELLO? Vicodin and pot for the ultimate win. One of my FAVORITE drugs combos!

My other one is coke and hookers, but I digress.


[Chuckling aloud at the thought]

I've seen all four of those in one facility.

/may all your dreams come true
//I'll submit the article to FARK
 
2018-09-12 10:13:55 AM  

steklo: Burr: Might be cheaper to move to a shed in an isolated place

What do you mean "might be?"  it IS cheaper to live in a shed!


depends on where the shed is
 
2018-09-12 10:15:45 AM  
"A smaller amount is going to hit you a lot harder when you're older," he says.

No kidding. I had stopped completely for almost 20 years after years of smoking every day during my teens and 20s. Either my tolerance had gone way down or this legal stuff is a lot stronger, or both. I'm not complaining!
 
2018-09-12 10:19:02 AM  

Richard Saunders: I've seen all four of those in one facility.


I would assume that someone old enough, yet still wealthy from being in a home might've called an "escort" or two for some "company". I see nothing wrong with this nor lighting a HUGE bong afterwards with a Vicodin chaser.

I mean, the name is right on the sign out front, inn't?  "Rest Home"
 
JFC
2018-09-12 10:19:04 AM  
Hey, youts who don't wanna think about the olds having sex:
Whether or not you envision anyone at all having sex, no matter who they are, it doesn't change how those horn-doggos choose to enjoy themselves. By saying ewwww to your grandparents' saggy shags pegs you as selectively anti-sex prudes (not unlike how you grandmum pegs your granddad, natch). Let 'em go at it. Find your own chill.
 
2018-09-12 10:26:37 AM  
Help us gubbment!  The olds aren't spending as much of their money on us!

Make us some studies that show how bad it is for those olds to use the weed, so they'll come back to giving us their money!

/Assuming
//If the shoe fits...
 
2018-09-12 10:30:49 AM  
There's only one party that keeps it federally illegal, which is the impediment to robust research.  Vote accordingly
 
2018-09-12 10:31:48 AM  
The only way I'd see marijuana having any affect on the Olds is if you get too high and crash the car or drop a joint and burn a hole in the seat or carpet.
 
2018-09-12 10:33:16 AM  

Munden: There's only one party that keeps it federally illegal, which is the impediment to robust research. Vote accordingly



always know what candidates support weed.
 
2018-09-12 10:33:38 AM  
Dear Older People Who Would Like More Research into Marijuana,

First and foremost, good! Regardless of whether you use marijuana or not, it is a positive thing to understand what the effects are at people in various age groups. This can help us to develop an informed and positive policy concerning marijuana.

However, please be aware that marijuana research is extremely limited due to ridiculous policies on the federal level. This is directly affected by politicians (both in the Capitol and in the Whitehouse). Since your demographic is traditionally the most active in voting, you have the biggest influence on changing current policy. Please vote for politicians who support your view! If your current representatives do not share your view, actively inform them that they need to change if they want to be re-elected. This is the only way you will actually get what you have indicated you want.

Sincerely,
A guy that hates stupid policies that are based on ignorance
 
2018-09-12 10:33:50 AM  

Munden: There's only one party that keeps it federally illegal, which is the impediment to robust research.  Vote accordingly


From my perspective, both parties have kept it illegal.

Plus, I have no lobbying power so my vote doesn't matter.
 
2018-09-12 10:34:44 AM  

OlderGuy: Beats the hell out of alcohol and pain meds..   and doesn't screw with internal organs like opoids will..


Nobody said you have to drink on pain meds, but I do. i don't get much pain relif from weed
 
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