Tucked between the affluent San Francisco suburbs of Lafayette and Walnut Creek is Rossmoor, an upscale senior-living community of some 10,000 residents 55 and older. Rossmoor members have a plethora of activities at their convenience, from bridge to bocce ball to social clubs (Boomers Forever!). But they are also among the few older adults in this country who can find expert information on how to use medical marijuana right in their own community.
Rossmoor’s Medical Marijuana Education and Support Club is one of the community’s most popular activities, with an email list of over 1000 names testifying to the locals’ voracious appetite for learning about cannabis. From Rossmoor and the surrounding towns, inquisitive seniors crowd the clubhouse twice a month to hear guest lecturers: cannabis researchers, professional practitioners, activists and industry representatives, who share their knowledge and practical insights.
On a recent Tuesday evening, I