New Study Finds Cannabis Use is Surging Among Older Americans

A newly released study published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal finds cannabis consumption increased by 75% among older Americans in the past four years. Specifically, researchers from New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine find cannabis use among those aged 65+ grew from 2.4% to 4.2% between 2015-2018.  https://theemeraldmagazine.com/new-study-finds-cannabis-use-is-surging-among-older-americans/?utm_source=brevo&utm_campaign=New%20editor%20February%2023%202023&utm_medium=email

New Study Finds Cannabis Use is Surging Among Older Americans

A newly released study, published in the JAMA Internal Medicine journal, finds cannabis consumption increased by 75% among older Americans in the past four years. Specifically, researchers from New York University’s Grossman School of Medicine find cannabis use among those aged 65+ grew from 2.4% to 4.2% between 2015-2018.  https://theemeraldmagazine.com/new-study-finds-cannabis-use-is-surging-among-older-americans/?utm_source=brevo&utm_campaign=August%2018%202023&utm_medium=email

Cannabis use among seniors is growing and there is no stopping it

Cannabis use among seniors is growing and there is no stopping it. Specifically, with the rise of medical (and recreational) cannabis legalisation comes soaring demand for cannabis-based products among people who fall into the senior age group.n fact, a survey published by Science Daily on October 7, 2020 concluded that of 568 senior respondents, 15% had consumed …

What Happens If You Smoke Weed Every Day for 20 or 30 Years? – The Age When You Started Changes Everything

In several places, the recreational use of marijuana by individuals 21 and older has been legalized as public opinions about the drug have softened. But it’s important to remember the health effects of frequent use. There are some long-term negative and positive effects that medical professionals and therapy experts have noted. According to Aaron Weiner, a cognitive behavioral …

Seniors are using marijuana more than ever before

“It’s accepted now,” said one senior. “You used to have to sneak in the back alley to purchase it, but now you can just walk right into the store and buy it, just like you would go to Publix or Winn-Dixie.” https://www.tampabay.com/life-culture/2021/11/01/seniors-are-using-marijuana-more-than-ever-before/

Singer-songwriter David Crosby ranks among the last musicians standing from the Woodstock generation. A Grammy winner twice inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame—as co-founder of both the Byrds and Crosby, Stills & Nash, he often serves as a cautionary tale about the dangers of hedonistic excess among the rock star set. https://www.leafly.com/news/lifestyle/david-crosby-recalls-greatest-marijuana-moments

Study: Seniors Report Using Cannabis Products to Mitigate Symptoms Associated with Older Age

Fifteen percent of seniors say they have used cannabis products within the past three years, primarily for therapeutic purposes, according to data from a recent study published in the Journal of the American Geriatric Society. All the study’s participants were at least 65 years of age, and 73 percent were older than 75. https://norml.org/blog/2020/10/26/study-seniors-report-using-cannabis-products-to-mitigate-symptoms-associated-with-older-age/

New York Senate Passes Bill Protecting Medical Marijuana Patients From Eviction

The New York State Senate has approved a bill to grant housing protections for registered medical marijuana patients. Among other things, the measure would prohibit the eviction of tenants for using medical marijuana for a certified medical use. Federal law has not caught up with medical marijuana usage, but the states seem to be moving …

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