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Bongs for Boomers!

Nearly 13% of Americans 50 and Older Admit to Smoking Weed

And Most Have Tried At Least Once

A new study published just over a week ago in the online journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence suggests that the tide may be turning in the way older Americans view marijuana.

According to the study, which examined data on more than 17,600 adults aged 50 and over who’d taken the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, the number of baby boomers who’ve used marijuana over the last decade has doubled. Overall, nearly 10% of adults aged 50 to 64 have used marijuana within the past year, with 55% of adults in this age range having tried the drug at some point in their lives. Meanwhile, 2.9% of adults aged 65 and up have used pot within the past year, with 22% admitting to trying it at least once.

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Economic Benefits of Marijuana Legalization in California

    • According to California NORML (whose mission is to move public opinion sufficiently to legalize the responsible use of marijuana by adults):

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