Cannabis use up 75% among older Americans -- but still not common
Customer looking at legalized marijuana (AFP)

Cannabis use is on the rise among older adults as more states move toward legalization for medical or recreational use, according to new analysis published online in the Journal of the American Medical Association.The number of adults over 65 who used cannabis in the last year increased 75% between 2015 and 2018, according to the study by researchers at New York University School of Medicine.The portion of seniors using cannabis is still small. The analysis estimated that about 4.2% of seniors used cannabis in 2018, compared to 2.4% in 2015. But that’s a dramatic increase from a decade ago — l...


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