The Rise of Cannabis Use Among Seniors: A New Trend?

In a surprising turn of events, more than a third of people aged 65 or older have tried marijuana, a figure that’s tripled since 2009. This trend is explored in depth in a recent article from The Washington Post, which also delves into the question of whether these older cannabis users are more likely to be NPR listeners.

The article provides a wealth of information on the topic, including data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and insights from researchers and experts in the field. It also highlights the potential influence of legalization on the increased use of cannabis among older adults.

What are your thoughts on this trend? Are you surprised to see the older generation embracing cannabis? And do you know any NPR-listening, cannabis-loving seniors?

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2 thoughts on “The Rise of Cannabis Use Among Seniors: A New Trend?

  1. When I read the post about cannabis and its potential in treating autoimmune disorders, it opened a new world of possibilities for me. Dr. Caplan expertly navigated through the complexities of the immune system and how certain cannabinoids can potentially modulate immune responses. The careful balance of scientific evidence with patient anecdotes created a compelling narrative. This was more than just a blog post; it was a comprehensive educational piece that has led me to consider new ways to manage my own autoimmune condition, in consultation with my healthcare providers.

  2. Dr. Caplan’s exploration of cannabis in veterinary medicine was fascinating. It’s intriguing to see how it can benefit not just humans but our pets too.

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