- Mark Roy
- Marietta, GA
- United States
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Should drugs be allowed for anyone with a terminal illness, permanently disabled and/or over the age of 65?
My mom works at Lorient Nursing Home in the corridor for people who are dying. A man who had both legs amputated was kicked out for sneaking marijuana into his room and getting high. The man lives in a small room with a TV, his thoughts and another sickly patient who moans constantly. No one comes to visit; his family dumped him there. A few other patients mentioned desires to have drugs available to make life easier and I know some older individuals who do not have illnesses but simply want to transcend their now dependent physical status.
Maybe I'm missing some risks or being to broad in who should be able to use drugs. Outline any relevant dangers this could pose and share your thoughts! I think this is an interesting topic, because as crazy as this seems, I truly believe if our elderly got high more often, they'd have useful ideas and create a new feel for what it's like to become "old". I think having centers where the elderly got high and had conversations, massages, learning, mental exercises, etc, would be epic. Let me know if this is a dumb idea!!!