Waking up early takes his grandson to school, runs errands, and relaxes with his dog. Larry Simpson’s daily rituals are pretty routine for a 73-year-old retiree in Sunset Hills, Missouri. “Midafternoon I want to go in my chair in there and read my book,” he said. “I just can’t complain about my life. It’s been good.” His daily routine also includes eating at least one marijuana-edible gummy. “I never wanted to be the old guy who when he opens up his medicine cabinet, so many pills are falling out,” he said. That’s one reason why when a family friend suggested he try medical cannabis to cope with a stomach cancer diagnosis, and the subsequent chemotherapy and surgeries, he decided to give it a try. “It’s really added to the quality of my life,” he said. He was first in line at the first Missouri medical marijuana dispensary to open on Oct. 16, 2020. Today, he’s one of about 150,000 cannabis card carriers. Voters approved medical marijuana in 2018.
420 Intel – Marijuana Industry News, 11/04/2021 20:00:00