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Arizona Grandma Becomes Medical Marijuana Advocate

Arizona Marijuana Seniors

A Sun City grandma has recently become an outspoken advocate for medical marijuana.

Tamar Meyers, 67, has dealt with chronic shoulder pain for years, and as a last resort she decided to try an alternative pain treatment – marijuana. Meyers and her husband moved to Arizona specifically because medical marijuana is legal, 3TV reports.

“It’s been a game changer for me because my pain levels had been reduced so much,” mentioned Meyers, who is now able to garden, cruise around in her golf cart, and learn a new musical instrument.

Meyers is just one of nearly 92,000 Arizonans who currently has a medical marijuana card. More than 19 tons of marijuana was purchased at Arizona dispensaries in 2015. Meyers prefers the newer and healthier marijuana consumption methods — eating edibles and vaporizing — instead of smoking.

“I was desperate,” said Meyers. “I’d never smoked marijuana before and really had no idea it would help.”

Meyers is attempting to spread praise throughout Sun City that marijuana isn’t a dangerous drug as the government has for years vilified it to be. She mentioned that many seniors she knows feel there’s a stigma surrounding medical marijuana. Yet Meyers thinks they should be open-minded and try it for themselves.

(Photo: KPHO/KTVK)