- By: Robert Nolin, Sun Sentinel
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.”
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