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(Civilized)   A new study finds that over 90 percent of elderly people claim their lives were improved by medical marijuana. Soon the wastelands will be threatened by roving gangs of geriatric punks   ( civilized.life) divider line
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2018-02-13 03:04:47 AM  
I'm reminded of Rudy Rucker's sci-fi tetrology (Software / Wetware / Freeware / Realware) wherein a geriatric character was named Sta-Hi. It's been a long time since I read it, but was greatly amused by "old hippie" character. Sta-Hi was very single minded, and not about fixing the cable.
 
2018-02-13 03:38:31 AM  
Wow, I didn't know that many old people were smoking weed.
 
2018-02-13 04:25:56 AM  
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2018-02-13 04:28:22 AM  
I just listened to s podcast that had to explain Wavy Gravy, and I believe we should have easy access to LSD, but perhaps under clinical conditions.

I'd kill myself on loose crap in my apartment.
 
2018-02-13 04:28:34 AM  
When your confined to a small room and none of your family visits, what do you expect?
 
2018-02-13 04:32:30 AM  
So that explains why my grandmother made such awesome brownies and Rice Krispie treats!
 
2018-02-13 04:36:32 AM  

frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x

That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.
 
2018-02-13 04:51:07 AM  
It's just like prison.  The jazz-fueled sex orgies you want, you ain't gettin, and the jazz-fueled sex orgies you gettin, you don't want.
 
2018-02-13 04:51:57 AM  
If they think weed is good, wait until they try heroin.
 
2018-02-13 05:16:25 AM  

ChimpNipples: When your confined to a small room and none of your family visits, what do you expect?


Maybe they could Fark like the rest of us?
 
2018-02-13 05:20:17 AM  
Hell's Grannies - Monty Python's Flying Circus
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2018-02-13 05:22:44 AM  

starsrift: ChimpNipples: When your confined to a small room and none of your family visits, what do you expect?

Maybe they could Fark like the rest of us?


You think they don't? I remember several links here on fark from 2016 and 2017 about the explosion of STD rates in the over 70s crowd.
 
2018-02-13 05:23:16 AM  
Oh great, now they'll move even more slowly when out in public.
 
2018-02-13 05:27:15 AM  
"Soon the wastelands will be threatened by roving gangs of geriatric punks"

Well we wouldn't have this problem if people would stop voting for them...
=Smidge=
 
2018-02-13 05:31:44 AM  
Good.  Growing old sucks.
 
2018-02-13 05:31:59 AM  
It's been my sad experience that the long time users I knew growing up aren't around any longer to enjoy the legal uses.  The once stuck up, holier than thou, my body is a temple and I will never hire anyone that uses types are the ones getting to experience everything they punished everyone else for.  My brother was a town councilman in a little podunk town that fought against everything, including restaurants with cruising room, and of course liquor stores.  But, he now uses MMJ for a wide variety of medical issues that always get so much worse when his supply is running down. I heard from another relative that he is trying to get out to Colorado, just for a vacation, of course.  I have too many friends that died way too early because they were part of the collateral damage in the War on Drugs, or did too much damage to themselves and died.
 
2018-02-13 05:32:41 AM  
Meth heads say the same thing. So what?
 
2018-02-13 05:39:04 AM  
This old guy has no idea what you are taking about:
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2018-02-13 05:42:13 AM  

waybackfark: Meth heads say the same thing. So what?


No they don't.
 
2018-02-13 05:46:53 AM  
It has been 51 years since the summer of love. Like sex each generation thinks they discovered it because they can't contoking upceive of grandma
 
2018-02-13 05:49:00 AM  

Cheron: It has been 51 years since the summer of love. Like sex each generation thinks they discovered it because they can't contoking upceive of grandma


Gesundheit
 
2018-02-13 05:49:13 AM  
Getting high makes it difficult to keep up with the Bingo caller.
 
2018-02-13 05:53:51 AM  

Cheron: It has been 51 years since the summer of love. Like sex each generation thinks they discovered it because they can't contoking upceive of grandma


Pricipal caught sayof?
 
2018-02-13 06:27:19 AM  

Cheron: It has been 51 years since the summer of love. Like sex each generation thinks they discovered it because they can't contoking upceive of grandma


Someone covfefe'ed.
 
2018-02-13 06:31:45 AM  

Smoking GNU: starsrift: ChimpNipples: When your confined to a small room and none of your family visits, what do you expect?

Maybe they could Fark like the rest of us?

You think they don't? I remember several links here on fark from 2016 and 2017 about the explosion of STD rates in the over 70s crowd.


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2018-02-13 07:07:25 AM  

daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.


Cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery. At the hospital at oh-dark-hundred in the morning (well, 6am), home by lunchtime, then a trip back to the doc the next day to get the bandage removed and a script for some medicated eyedrops for a week or two. Lather, rinse, repeat for the other eye. Go get it done.
 
2018-02-13 07:35:17 AM  

vinniethepoo: daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.

Cataract surgery is an outpatient surgery. At the hospital at oh-dark-hundred in the morning (well, 6am), home by lunchtime, then a trip back to the doc the next day to get the bandage removed and a script for some medicated eyedrops for a week or two. Lather, rinse, repeat for the other eye. Go get it done.


Just get the rx filled BEFORE your surgery. Those eye drops aren't always in stock and aren't always cheap.
 
2018-02-13 07:41:59 AM  
The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.
 
2018-02-13 07:47:38 AM  

casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.


Yep.

The reason that VD is to be 'feared' is because it will damage the population's capacity to have healthy babies. Once you get old or fixed, fark away
 
2018-02-13 07:48:21 AM  

wildcardjack: I just listened to s podcast that had to explain Wavy Gravy, and I believe we should have easy access to LSD, but perhaps under clinical conditions.

I'd kill myself on loose crap in my apartment.


I've heard promising things about microdosing ...
 
2018-02-13 08:16:19 AM  

rubi_con_man: wildcardjack: I just listened to s podcast that had to explain Wavy Gravy, and I believe we should have easy access to LSD, but perhaps under clinical conditions.

I'd kill myself on loose crap in my apartment.

I've heard promising things about microdosing ...


I've heard good things about Depends.
 
2018-02-13 08:19:13 AM  

rubi_con_man: casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.

Yep.

The reason that VD is to be 'feared' is because it will damage the population's capacity to have healthy babies. Once you get old or fixed, fark away


Yeah, that's why people don't want HIV, or Hep, or Syphilis, because it interferes with reproduction.
 
2018-02-13 08:21:30 AM  

rubi_con_man: casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.

Yep.

The reason that VD is to be 'feared' is because it will damage the population's capacity to have healthy babies. Once you get old or fixed, fark away


VD is still highest, and the rate is increasing more in people 15-25 than all other age groups.  The elderly have white glove health care compared to those under 65 so service providers are raising awareness to make fat stacks of cash.
 
2018-02-13 08:26:48 AM  

daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.


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2018-02-13 08:28:36 AM  

daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.


Seriously, though. I take a couple of CBD-heavy gelcaps when my back hurts too much for me to even sleep, and it helps A LOT.   You can get a lot of benefits without getting high. Just ask for a CBD-heavy strain instead of a THC-heavy strain.  

Unless you want to get high, too, then you can get a blended strain that offers both.
 
2018-02-13 08:44:58 AM  

Nurglitch: rubi_con_man: casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.

Yep.

The reason that VD is to be 'feared' is because it will damage the population's capacity to have healthy babies. Once you get old or fixed, fark away

Yeah, that's why people don't want HIV, or Hep, or Syphilis, because it interferes with reproduction.


Yep. 

Nobody gives a crap about sex organs except those of beautiful white girls.
 
2018-02-13 08:52:41 AM  

Nurglitch: rubi_con_man: casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.

Yep.

The reason that VD is to be 'feared' is because it will damage the population's capacity to have healthy babies. Once you get old or fixed, fark away

Yeah, that's why people don't want HIV, or Hep, or Syphilis, because it interferes with reproduction.


Just found out mybwifes friends daughter has Hep C. She's 19, heroin for the last 4 years, could get cured but the pill costs over $100K and insurance wont cover it.

I'm not saying she's an angel. I'm saying "deserve" is not a word that belongs here. Healthcare is based on generating money from peoples pain and suffering, regardless of how they got their pain and suffering. Seeing the roadblocks put in the way of her getting herself back together at that age breaks my farking heart. Because i know what its like to deal with a girl like her 10 years later and i pity everyone who has to.
 
2018-02-13 09:09:35 AM  

Streetwise Hercules: Getting high makes it difficult to keep up with the Bingo caller.


Yeah but it makes the stamps a lot more interesting.
 
2018-02-13 09:28:57 AM  
The loca legal dispensaries seem to have two demographics. The 21-35 crowd looking for the high THC strains and the 55+ crowd looking for the high CBD strains. And they seem to get a lot of business from the older demographic.

I love my CBD extracts. It fixed my back. The Republicans are going to have to pry my CBDs from my cold, dead hands.
 
2018-02-13 09:33:05 AM  
Don't cry
Don't raise your eye
It's only nana and papa's happy wasteland.
 
2018-02-13 10:00:09 AM  

chawco: Streetwise Hercules: Getting high makes it difficult to keep up with the Bingo caller.
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Yeah but it makes the stamps a lot more interesting.
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2018-02-13 10:09:40 AM  

nanim: chawco: Streetwise Hercules: Getting high makes it difficult to keep up with the Bingo caller.
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Yeah but it makes the stamps a lot more interesting.
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No no no, thats not what happens when you use stamps while high, thats what happens when you make stamps while high.
 
2018-02-13 10:13:17 AM  
I am not elderly so my marijuana is not yet "medical" - but I will say the "regular" marijuana has made my life better.
 
2018-02-13 10:13:22 AM  

daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.


Your doctor probably won't prescribe. Call a dispensary and ask them for a doctor referral. Take your pile of medical paperwork with you when you go to the appointment and you'll be in and out in 15 minutes. THC will help with the glaucoma and CBD for pain management. Get your wallet out though. In Michigan it was $125 for the appointment and paperwork to the state. Dispensaries operate on cash only because banks won't touch their money. It doesn't take long before your bill is over $200 because you're like a kid in a candy store and want to try everything. If you're a noob, start small, stay home, put on your favorite music, and have lots of munchies on hand because the stuff nowadays is no joke.
 
2018-02-13 10:23:33 AM  

fusillade762: Wow, I didn't know that many old people were smoking weed.


My wife and I live in a 360-unit Senior complex. We've been here six years, and my educated WAG is that roughly half of the people living here use some form of cannabis. Several months ago, when the grow ops were harvesting, there were so many damned edibles that people were leaving them (plainly marked as edibles) in the laundry rooms. (The laundry room tables are where you put food, cloths, etc. you don't want, for others to pick over.) This all drives the Fundy Christian down the hall into conniption fits, of course.

What's weird is that a significant number of these people are Trumpers.
 
2018-02-13 10:26:49 AM  

casual disregard: The elderly already have the highest STD infection rate and it's going up. I say let them enjoy the MJ. Neither are for me, at least not yet.


That's not true, the age group with the highest incidence is 15-24, over 50%
 
2018-02-13 10:28:44 AM  

fusillade762: Wow, I didn't know that many old people were smoking weed.


They just never stopped.
 
2018-02-13 10:29:52 AM  

daffy: frostus: [img.fark.net image 375x
That is great, but it's the roving gangs of keep left signs that scare me.
Seriously though, I need to ask my doctor if he can prescribe it for me. I am on Percoset 3x a day for discs in my neck and back. I also have Glaucoma  and Cataracts. I would love to stop taking, or just take less of that.


I have Glaucoma. Weed is effective against it, but only for about two hours after toking. I don't know this for sure, but (unless you simply max out on them) I think that edibles are not as effective. My VA doctor prescribes Latanoprost.

When I get pressure checks, the Latanoprost seems to keep my eye pressure around 15-16, which is acceptable, but not great. When I smoke an hour before the exam, the pressure goes to around 14-15, so a onde point improvement.

I think of weed as that "little bit extra" that helps the Latanoprost.
 
2018-02-13 10:34:19 AM  

lindalouwho: fusillade762: Wow, I didn't know that many old people were smoking weed.

They just never stopped.


Actually I think a lot of us baby boomers did stop mainly because the laws against it became much more prohibitive than they were in our youth and drug testing became the rage at the workplace. Medical marijuana laws are a wink at buying weed legally and retirement meant that workplace drug testing is someone else's problem.
 
2018-02-13 10:40:36 AM  

waybackfark: Meth heads say the same thing. So what?


This is why no one takes you seriously.
 
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