Drugs

Getting Stoned with Senior Citizens in Seattle

VICE visited a nursing home that takes its residents on field trips to a local dispensary to see how some seniors are learning to love marijuana.

by VICE Staff
Dec 13 2017, 5:49pm

Senior citizens are the fastest growing demographic of marijuana users in the country. With more and more states legalizing the drug, seniors are growing increasingly comfortable with pot—and finding more ways to use it than ever before.

For a look at the relationship some seniors have with weed, VICE visited a Seattle nursing home that takes its residents on field trips to a local dispensary. We sat in on their lesson about cannabis, checked out the products they bought, and sparked a joint with an elderly woman who gets high to ease her chronic illness.