The Mature Stoner: Why Are So Many Seniors Smoking Weed?

Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs. As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age. Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and…

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Author: Alex Halperin, The Guardian
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