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  • Aired:  12/05/12
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Al Madrigal investigates medical marijuana's effects on America's most vulnerable, Jazzy-riding citizens. (5:26)

( CHEERS AND APPLAUSE ).

>> Jon: WELCOME BACK.

THANK YOU FOR JOINING US.

MARIJUANA.

( LAUGHTER ).

MAKES AUDIENCES GO WOOO!

>> WOOO!

>> Jon: BUT HAVE WE CONSIDERED HOW LEGALIZING IT WILL AFFECT OUR NATION'S MOST

VULNERABLE CITIZENS?

AL MADRIGAL HAS MORE.

>> MARIJUANA ADVOCATE ROBERT IS ON A MISSION TO CONVINCE OUR LEGISLATORS TO LEGALIZE

MEDICINAL POT, AND HE'S STARTING WITH THE MOST IMPRESSIONABLE AMONG US-- OUR BUBBIES.

THAT'S RIGHT.

HE'S TAKING A PRO-GRASS ROAD SHOW TO RETIREMENT COMMUNITIES ALL ACROSS FLORIDA.

>> THE SILVER TOUR TEACHES SENIORS THE BENEFITS OF MEDICAL MARIJUANA.

>> AND OLD PEOPLE ARE BUYING ALL OF THIS?

>> ALMOST 100%.

IT TREATS ARTHRITIS.

ALZHEIMER'S.

GLAUCOMA.

MONTEL WILLIAMS HAS BEEN PREACHING FOR A LONG TIME THAT, THAT'S WHAT GETS HIM UP AND

ENABLES HIM--

>> LET'S NOT DRAG MONTEL WILLIAMS INTO THIS, OKAY.

ALL RIGHT PRO-POT ADVOCATES WE SEE YOUR BALD BLACK MAN AND RAISE YOU A BLACK BALD MAN.

>> MARIJUANA IS THE SLIPPERY SLOPE TO HELL.

IT'S A GATEWAY DRUG.

>> WHAT ABOUT THOSE WHO SAY IF YOU MAKE IT TO 90 WHO GIVES A CRAP WHAT YOU DO?

YOU CAN SHOOT HEROINE INTO YOUR NUT SACKS.

>> I WILL GIVE A CARE WHAT I DO IF I MAKE TOW 90.

I CERTAINLY DON'T WANT TO GET STONED AND SIT AROUND THE HOME DOING NOTHING.

>> YES, OUR ELDERLY ARE COMPLETELY UNPREPARED FOR HOW MARIJUANA WILL AFFECT THEIR

COUCH-BOUND, JUDGE JUDY WATCHING SCHEDULE.

>> TAKE ABE TOTE.

MAYBE EAT A MAGIC BROWNIE.

IT FITS SO WELL INTO THE SENIOR LIFESTYLE.

IT'S PROBABLY THE ONLY THING THEY CAN USE THAT'S ACTUALLY GOING TO GIVE THEM A BETTER

QUALITY OF LIFE, TAKE AWAY A LOT OF THEIR PAIN.

>> AND EVEN THOUGH MEDICAL MARIJUANA HAS BEEN SHOWN TO REDUCE PAIN FOR A.L.S.,

DIABETES, GLAUCOMA, FIBROMYALGIA, ARTHRITIS, MULTIPLE SCLEROSIS AND A FEW OTHER THINGS, WHAT ABOUT THE

SIDE EFFECTS?

>> MARIJUANA SLOWS DOWN YOUR MOTOR SKILLS.

YOU CAN'T-- YOU CAN'T DRIVE CORRECTLY.

IT SLURS YOUR SPEECH.

>> SO PRETTY MUCH THE SAME SIDE EFFECTS AS BEING OLD.

>> MARIJUANA, NOT PRESCRIBED BY THEIR DOCTOR, THEY SHOULDN'T BE USING MARIJUANA.

>> BUT DOCTOR-PRESCRIBED MEDICINES IS FINE.

>> PRESCRIBED DRUGS GO THROUGH A TOUGH EXAMINATION BY THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT BIKER THE F.D.A.

>> EXACTLY.

GOVERNMENT-APPROVED IMMEDIATE ONLY HAS THESE MINE SIDE EFFECTS.

>> STIFF MUSCLES AND CONFUSION.

DRY MOUTH AND INSOMNIA.

UNCONTROLLABLE MUSCLE MOVEMENTS.

BLEEDING AND ULCERS.

SEXUAL SIDE EFFECTS.

UNPLEASANT TASTE.

DIARRHEA.

SEIZURE.

LUNG CANCER.

RARE BY FATAL INFECTIONS.

HEART ATTACK OR STROKE.

>> AND MAY CAUSE DEATH.

>> WHILE WEED, ON THE OTHER HAND, CAN LEAD TO SUCH PROBLEMS AS EARLY-ONSET HUNGER SYNDROME

AND CHRONIC KEYBOARDING.

DESPITE THESE DANGERS, HE HAD A FINAL PITCH THAT WOULD SEAL THE DEAL.

>> THANK YOU VERY MUCH FOR LISTENING.

ENJOY THE BUFFET.

>> THAT'S RIGHT.

THE FIRST BUFFET IS FREE.

AND THE SENIORS, BUZZING FROM THEIR WHITE FISH HIGHS, WERE HOOKED.

>> I DON'T KNOW WHAT KIND OF REACTION IT WILL HAVE, BUT I'M WILLING TO TRY IT.

>> YOU'RE GOING TO TRY IT.

>> IF IT WILL HELP ME IN ANY WAY MAKE ME FEEL BETTER FOR THE REST OF MY LIFE, I'D TRY ANYTHING.

>> YOU'D TRY ANYTHING?

>> SURE.

>> WHY NOT MOVE TO BANGKOK AND HANG OUT WITH A GANG OF TRANSVESTITE HOOKERS AND SHOOT UP?

>> I LIKE TO TRAVEL.

>> BISHOP ALLEN KNEW HE NEEDED TO BE VIGILANT IN THIS BATTLE.

LET'S ROLE PLAY.

I'LL BE A SENIOR CITIZEN AND YOU TELL ME WHY I SHOULDN'T GET HIGH.

>> OKAY.

>> I UNDERSTAND THAT YOU'RE NOT FEELING WELL.

MARIJUANA IS NOT LEGAL, AND YOU SHOULD ONLY USE THE PILLS.

>> BUT THE PILLS MAKE ME SICK.

>> POT WILL MAKE YOU NOT BE ABLE TO FUNCTION.

>> WHO ARE YOU?

SOMEONE LET A BLACK MAN INTO THE COMMUNITY CENTER.

( LAUGHTER ).

BUT WHILE TOO MANY SENIORS HAVE FALLEN PREY TO LOOKING COOL AND PEER PRESSURE, THERE WAS ONE

BRAVE SOUL WHO VOWED TO REMAIN PURE.

ARE YOU GOING TO BE SMOKING MARIJUANA?

>> WELL, I'LL TELL YOU, I'M ON ENOUGH PILLS ALREADY.

I'VE GOT PILLS FOR MY PAIN.

I'VE GOT PILLS FOR MY HEART.

>> I GOT THESE FROM THELMA THAT I MET EARLIER IF YOU WANT TO TRADE.

>> SURE.

LET'S DO IT.

AND THESE TWO WILL FIX YOUR HEART UP.

>> OH, AWESOME.

LET'S DO IT.

>> ONE, TWO, THREE.

WHOOO!

♪ ONE PILL MAKES YOU LARGER...

AND ONE PILL MAKES YOU... ♪ ♪

>> YOU CAN TAKE YOUR JAZZ CIGARETTE AND MARY JANE BUT ME AND STEVE KNOW THE TRUTH PATH TO

ENLIGHTENMENT IS PRESCRIBED BY DOCTORS.

SIDE EFFECT MAY INCLUDE EXHILARATION, COLORED LENSES.

>> Jon: AL MADRIGAL, WE'LL

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