“While plenty of older folks enjoy the recreational use of pot, the drug’s health benefits seem to be a more important motivation. ‘A main reason for the increase in older adults using cannabis is for treatment of chronic symptoms that can be common among older adults, such as pain, sleep problems, anxiety, or depression.'” Saturday Evening Post: Senior Stoners. (This may be the one life transition I’m truly prepared for.) “Older people can be more sensitive to the effects of drugs, so they may not be able to handle marijuana as they could decades earlier. ‘Even if you used it when you were younger, today’s medical stuff is stronger. You can’t just smoke a whole joint.'” (I’ll take that challenge.)