The cannabis community is rapidly expanding but I don’t think anyone could predict this latest addition; a social media website geared around cannabis smoking senior citizens.
A group of senior citizens have organized their own social network to discuss cannabis. The goals of the Seniors 420 Network include finding friends, identifying business opportunities and organizing to challenge laws against cannabis. The group is founded by entrepreneur and Detroit native Catherine Masters.
“We’re a very vibrant group of people who truly understand the value marijuana gives us. Most seniors are on way too many meds and marijuana gives us an alternative to them.”
Currently the group communicates through a newsletter, but a fully functioning website is the end of the year goal for 2016.
Senior citizens are often on multiple medications due to health issues that accompany old age, but often times the side affects are worse than what they treat. A social network might be just the tool to help seniors transition from their pharmaceutical drugs to all natural cannabis alternatives.
After all, there are new strains, edibles and extracts that treat a myriad of ailments and it can become quite overwhelming for any new patient to navigate the brand new world of medical cannabis.
If you consider it an effective alternative than you should treat your ailment with cannabis. This goes for everyone. The side affects of cannabis are nearly insignificant when compared to most prescriptions. Even if you are unable to mitigate all of your symptoms, reducing your intake of prescription pills will reduce strain on organs such as the stomach and liver.
Only losers look at medical cannabis patients like they are just taking advantage of some form of legal drug use. But isn’t that what alcohol is? Anyone who has taken the time to educate themselves, even to a small extent, will realize that the stigma surrounding cannabis is nothing more than a fog of misinformation and fear propaganda.
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