Recently there have been news several stories regarding the increasing use of marijuana for medical purposes around the world and issues associated with it:

The Australian writes that American pensioners are indulging in more than the occasional Werther’s Original as they approach their twilight years and Andrew Sullivan talks about medical marijuana being a tax goldmine.

The Daily Telegraph reports that older Australians find that marijuana is good for their arthritis.

On News.com.au, Tracey Spicer argues for use of medical marijuana, raising the idea of a ‘zero tolerance for suffering policy’.