COLORADO: John and Mary Rotherham, 74 and 73, aren’t exactly a couple of hippies.
Despite the fact that their son, John Rotherham Jr., owns a medical marijuana store in Garden City, the pair never even touched pot until they reached their 70s.
But when arthritis in John’s leg and back began keeping him awake at night, his son recommended edible marijuana in the form of a candy bar from his Nature’s Herbs and Wellness Center, 522 27th St. in Garden City. Doctors recommended a shot in his spine three to four times a year.
Pot brownies have had a home in college dorm rooms for decades, but with the legalization of weed in Colorado, a flurry of new marijuana-infused edibles, from candy bars to sodas to spice cakes, have hit recreational shelves and gained popularity as an alternative way to get high.