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Would you get high with your grandparents? Cannabis edible company Azuca asked this question to 1,089 people across the United States and found that 60% of the cannabis consumers who participated would indeed toke up with Gram and Gramps. Times are changing, and while this would have been an obvious “no” from most folks not long ago, many are open to the idea of enjoying some cannabis with the g-rents.
The Americans and Cannabis Consumption Survey aimed to examine Americans’ habits and preferences surrounding their cannabis use. The survey was conducted online and had a total of 1,089 respondents ranging between 18 and 60+ years of age. By asking diverse questions about topics like consumption at work and pain management, Azuca was able to uncover some interesting findings about cannabis consumption behavior. However, more research is required given the small sample size.
In addition to finding that a majority of respondents would consume cannabis with their grandparents, the survey’s results showed that over half (52%) prefer gummy edibles to smoking or vaping. Other key findings from the survey include:
While some seniors already partake in cannabis consumption, many do not. So how do you go about discussing such a touchy topic with your grandparents? Granted that your grandparent is in a good enough state of health to withstand the effects of cannabis (which you should definitely investigate), the conversation doesn’t have to be a hard one. And if the act of smoking poses a problem, you can always offer them gummies, chocolate, or cannabis drinks for your fun night in.
GQ writer Liza Corsillo outlined in her article “How To Smoke Weed With Your Grandma” a few suggestions for approaching your grandma or grandpa with cannabis in hand.
Unless your grandparent has a medical condition, it’s unlikely cannabis consumption would be harmful to them. In fact, a study published in 2021 found that more seniors are experimenting with cannabis. That said, it’s important to check with a family physician or medical marijuana doctor to make sure your grandparent can safely consume cannabis if they have not done so recently (or ever).
Additionally, cannabis has the potential to give senior citizens a higher quality of life by reducing dependence on pharmaceutical drugs. If your grandparent has a condition that causes inflammation or pain, they might even want to check out cannabis as a health aid to alleviate their symptoms. All in all, getting stoned with the grands could lead to memories of a lifetime—just make sure everyone involved is safe and comfortable.
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October 29, 2021 at 10:59 am
Great article! Thanks for posting. As a recent retiree I can relate to cannabis being employed to deal with some health issues and reduce depression. Kief is quickly becoming my preferred smoke given how smooth it is and how little is needed to left the spirits.
Mathilda Jobson says:
October 29, 2021 at 11:06 am
I’d smoke it with the president!! It’s a medicine and people will understand that soon!!!
Steve W. says:
October 29, 2021 at 11:58 am
The question should be,”would I like to get high with the g-kids”. I have been a user since the ’60s and I’m particular as to whom I catch a buzz with. I mostly enjoy it with friends or people that are funny and interesting. If the kiddies fit the bill then it’s cool, if not why would I consider getting high with them.
Bad Bob says:
October 30, 2021 at 5:09 pm
Taking the medical tact is probably the most successful.
Showing them it is a simple as eating a piece of a candy bar goes a long way towards alleviating the stigma often associated (and promoted by the media for some time, unfortunately) with marijuana.