Seniors Are Switching From Prescribed Medication To Marijuana (Video)

2/19/14 11:58AM EST

“Talk to almost anybody over 65-years-old and there’s a list of medications that they’re taking. And very often, the side-effects from those medications are worse than the symptoms they’re supposedly treating.”

- Steve DeAngelo of the Harborside Health Center in Oakland, California.

Think pot is only helpful when you need to eat your way through fifteen bags of Cheese Puffs? Well you’re wrong! Weed is rapidly being recognised as a helpful, more beneficial medical substitute for prescription medication. Here, seniors explain how medical marijuana has helped them with their conditions far more than anything their doctors have prescribed for them previously.