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The need for weed is strong among seniors

 

Last updated 1/30/2018 at Noon

Seniors passed around samples of the various marijuana-infused products on the market during a seminar on the medical benefits of cannabis last week at the Mill Creek Senior Center. According to the manager of the Theorem recreational marijuana store in Kenmore, seniors seeking relief from chronic conditions are the fastest growing segment of her customers. Cannabis products have been used to ease pain as well as help people get a good night’s sleep.

Some came with half-empty containers, others came searching for some relief to chronic conditions, while others just wanted to share their own experiences.

Curiosity was the one thing the two-dozen seniors had in common when they attended an educational presentation on the medicinal benefits of cannabis last week at the Mill Creek Senior Center.

Rita Buddy and Bill Erickson sat in the front row hoping for a recommendation for something that could help them sleep.

“I‘ve turned to alternative medication after none of the products off the shelf or prescription medication prescribed by m...



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