Speakers talked about micro molecular components of cannabis during the Medical Cannabis Convention. One woman showed off her glycerite she uses for her multiple sclerosis pain in which she puts a few drops under her tongue for pain relief. The seniors were here to learn about medical marijuana and not to get high.
This was a first of it’s kind meeting with the focus being on seniors and Laguna Woods is just that, a senior community for the most part in southern Orange County and a very nice area at that. BD
Laguna Woods – Wearing a powder-blue cardigan and orthopedic shoes, 86-year-old Dorothy Davidson learned how to make a marijuana smoothie as well as the difference between consuming baked weed and the raw plant at a Saturday conference aiming to teach seniors about medical cannabis.
"You hear so many negative things about it," said Davidson. "Now I know how it works."
Laguna Woods allows dispensaries, but does not have one. However, some groups run nonprofit collectives in the retirement community located in town.
Letitia Pepper, a 56-year-old suffering from multiple sclerosis, a disease involving the central nervous system, said she concentrates marijuana extract with vegetable glycerin to make a liquid. When in pain, she squeezes a few drops under her tongue.
"People come up to me and say 'Oh, you look great,' " said Pepper of Riverside, wearing a T-shirt that said "Pills Kill." She said friends are surprised when she credits medical marijuana for the change.