Ruth Brunn, 98, taking her medicinal marijuana with vitamin water at the Hebrew Home at Riverdale in New York City earlier this month. Yana Paskova for The New York TimesRuth Brunn finally said yes to marijuana. She is 98.
She pops a green pill filled with cannabis oil into her mouth with a sip of vitamin water. Then Ms. Brunn, who has neuropathy, settles back in her wheelchair and waits for the jabbing pain in her shoulders, arms and hands to ebb.
“I don’t feel high or stoned,” she said. “All I know is I feel better when I take this.”