May 21, 2016

Seniors fastest growing marijuana users

SF Gate

The fastest-growing demographic of U.S. pot users ... senior citizens. Between 2013 and 2014, the number of American marijuana users at the age of 55 and over have increased from 2.8 million to 4.3 million, CBS News reports. Cannabis consumption is up 53 percent among the 55-and-over demographic, most likely as a safer alternative to prescription drugs. While seniors make up only 14 percent of the U.S. population, they use over 30 percent of the nation’s prescription drugs.

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