Three British grandmothers have thrown caution to the wind to try smoking marijuana for the first time on a trip to Amsterdam.
Friends Trish, 82, Margot, 73, and Daphne, 78, agreed to be filmed by Channel 4 as they sampled cannabis – but not until first being reassured they wouldn’t be sent to jail as it is legal to buy the drug in Dutch coffee shops.
Margot said: ‘I never tried cannabis before. When I was young I thought it was only criminals that used it.
‘Today I have read it is almost as popular as cigarettes. I want to find out what it has to offer.
‘I class it as a bit of fun and I am all for that you are never to old to try something new.’
The trio, who have a combined age of 233, admit they are a little apprehensive due to what they have heard ‘from the young’ about the class B drug.
Daphne said: ‘I have heard it can do something to your mind much worse than tobacco and it could lead to hard drugs.’