You may see these headlines soon: Marijuana can help to prevent osteoporosis in the elderly. This is the problem sometimes with the media. They jump on soundbites even when they are really premature. This study was done with mice and much more research needs to be done. Of course it is intriguing and may lead to a whole new crop to be grown in Florida. And it won't be of the citrus variety. Is it even possible for the elderly to drive their cars even slower? If so, then I believe they would be going backwards if they started smoking pot.