For many senior advocates, medical cannabis is really just about old people getting stoned

He lives in San Francisco and just wants to get stoned…and he wants all the other old people to get stoned too!

Huen, 70, a Bay Area geriatrician, has made it his late-in-life mission to spread awareness of the benefits of medical marijuana.

Twenty-one years after Californians legalized medical marijuana for the seriously ill, experts say the elderly are still the least likely to seek out the botanical or be able to access it. Just 2.2 percent of Californians age 65 and over had ever used medical cannabis, according to the most recent state survey.

Huen and other medical professionals maintain seniors are exactly the population that could most benefit from cannabis treatment.

Read the whole story in the San Francisco Chronicle


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