What is your guess as to the percentage of Villagers that use Cannibis in some form?

What is your guess as to the percentage of Villagers that use Cannibis in some form?

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Old 09-29-2019, 06:39 PM
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Those who were young in the 1960's are now in their early 70's and already here.
Let's see. Young in the 60s would be a teen to twenty-something. So, they would have been born from around 1939 through 1957. Some of them would be here. But most would still not be of retirement age unless they were retired around 55-60.

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Old 09-29-2019, 08:07 PM
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CBD, which is derived from cannabis, is readily available and recommended by most geriatric physicians to help treat pain.
You normally seem to be cautious about real data vs made up facts. And it seems you may have made up a fact to fit your own best guess. Most geriatric physicians practice evidence based medicine and adhere to the recommendations of national organizations such as the American Geriatric Society, the AMA, the American College of Physicians … Not a single one of these or any main stream medical organization has recommended the use of CBD products for pain treatment. The manufacturers, who are unregulated by the FDA or any other government organization, have very successfully marketed these products. There are some tantalizing small studies showing variable amounts of benefit from no benefit to significant benefit. Physicians will not prohibit you from using these products as obviously that is neither the role of a doctor nor useful for ongoing dialog. You may be advised of potential drug interactions and enormous variability in the actual ingredients in these products vs the label. And I suspect but do not have data to present, that if you ask your doctor, can I try CBD the answer will be yes. That is NOT the same as the doctor recommending the product.
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Old 09-29-2019, 08:29 PM
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I wonder if anyone will answer this.
Gracie, if I had to really pin it down, I'd say 40-50%. As time moves on (and it does!) you're getting more into the generation of frequent users, and now CBD is being touted as a cure for almost everything. Although technically CBD doesn't contain the active ingredient in marijuana (THC), it's "around the corner", and with the money that Denver and other places have made, legalization is a matter of time in Florida. Although I don't remember prohibition, my father reminded me "It didn't work well". LOL. So it goes!
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Let's see. Young in the 60s would be a teen to twenty-something. So, they would have been born from around 1939 through 1957. Some of them would be here. But most would still not be of retirement age unless they were retired around 55-60.
So your age range would be 62 to 80. I’m willing to wager most Folks in that age range are already here. Not a lot of brand new villagers in their 70s.
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I wouldn't be too concerned about the amount of cannabis users. I am much more concerned about the percentage of people being prescribed opioids around here.
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Old 09-29-2019, 10:41 PM
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My guess would be at least 50%, but probably more. Many people would not admit it because of the associated stigma, but anyone who grew up in the 60's was at a minimum exposed to it and most likely at least gave it a try at sometime in their youth. Personally, it was unavoidable to not be exposed to it during the years in which I grew up, regardless of weather or not one chose to partake. CBD works for my aching joints in my older age, but not THC.
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My guess would be at least 50%, but probably more. Many people would not admit it because of the associated stigma, but anyone who grew up in the 60's was at a minimum exposed to it and most likely at least....
I think my neighbors are doing it because I always hear a lot of giggling over there on their lanai.

Actually when I’m out sunbathing in my back yard must be when they decide to burn one, because thats usually when I hear the giggling.

Its odd because wherever I have lived there always seems to be “stoners” next door..

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based on some of the responses on this site....at least 50% must be smoking something.
Now that's funny!
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There was a very thorough article in AARP a few weeks ago . I highly recommend reading it. It even referenced people in TV who have prescriptions and are happy with the results. Personally if I had an ailment or pain and thought a cannabis product would help I'd be open to trying it. I wouldn't smoke it but now there are so many ways to use it through creams, tinctures, candies etcetera I think for some the stigma from cannabis being illegal for so long prevents them from trying it. To the question of how many, you could never get an accurate number until it is more widely accepted because of the stigma.
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Old 09-30-2019, 08:27 PM
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The only reason I don't is because I don't have any connections. If someone would like to help, please PM me.
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