by David Downs
The hot topic of marijuana — and seniors' right to access it — percolates on popular news and community web site Reddit.com today, where weed fans known as "Ents" are helping raise $7,000 for What It's Like, a short film about a weed and mushroom dealer in a retirement community.
It's about aging, loss, and hallucination, according to Austin, Texas producer Matt Naylor. "The short is based on a true story told to me by a friend," writes Naylor on the film's kickstarter page. "[It's] about being afraid to get old and learning to age with grace."
As of this post's timestamp, the project needs another $1,300 in the next three days via Kickstarter, an online pledge system for creative projects. Here's a video of the first part of episode one.
Southern California retirement community Laguna Woods splits over a dispensary.
And pending California bill AB 1300 makes it legal for cities, towns and counties to ban dispensaries. That blocks safe access to the drug for the elderly, who need it most, writes Americans for Safe Access.