The 75-year-old, who (full-disclosure) is one of my friend's Nanas, says she uses weed as a way to ease some of her "achy joints," and frankly, because she "just enjoys it."
"I enjoyed it when I was younger. Now I'm old, and I'm retired. I want to enjoy it some more. I've earned this," she told me. I have to say I agree.
The chemist is in his mid-30s, and has a wife and a two-year-old son. Still, he and his wife both use marijuana... responsibly.
"Look, I never smoke with my son in the house. We get a sitter, and go to a friends place -- or even our own place, if he is somewhere else, and smoke then. I don't see it as any worse -- and probably better -- than a couple hiring a sitter, and going out (to) a night club, or whatever. This is how it is now. This is our new normal."