Dope Grannies: Seniors Don't Want to Get High, They Want to Get Well
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How do you measure a dose for a 90-year-old?
By Charlotte Buchen
This is episode 3 of Dope Grannies, a video series on senior citizens and marijuana.
Angela Frank’s quick wit and good nature are in easy evidence. As for the intense pain the 90-year-old quietly faces almost every moment of the day, well, she doesn’t complain much, except to God. Angie — as those who know her call her — is just one of many seniors who are turning to medical marijuana to fight the serious pains of aging and illness. But in Angie’s case, things didn’t go exactly as planned.
Watch our video, the third episode in a series on seniors and cannabis, to find out what happened when Angie tried to self-medicate with a pot cookie.
- Charlotte Buchen, Charlotte Buchen is a filmmaker who recently returned from living in Qatar to join OZY's video department. Her work has appeared in The New York Times, Current TV, Newsweek.com and PBS FRONTLINE/World. She loves the ocean, a good story and live music. Follow Charlotte Buchen on TwitterContact Charlotte Buchen