Many baby boomers put down their bongs decades ago — but as the medical properties of Cannabis are revealed, a new study from New York University says older Americans are once again open to the idea of “Feelin’ Groovy”.

  • Cannabis usage has doubling in adults ages 50-64 — and increased nearly seven-fold among those who are 65 and older 
  • More than half of adults have used cannabis at least once in their lives
  • More than one-fifth of adults age 65 and older say they have use the drug at least once in their lives

Those results came from a study that surveyed nearly 18,000 adults aged 50 and older.  Dr. Benjamin Han, the lead author of the study, says “we’re now in a new era of changing attitudes around cannabis and marijuana, and as the stigma declines and access improves, it appears that Baby Boomers–many of whom have prior experience smoking marijuana–are increasingly using it.”. ‘

You can read more about the study by the NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research at NY Rory Meyers College of Nursing here and here.

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