Marijuana Consumption Amongst Baby Boomers Has Doubled In The Past Decade, Study Reveals

It looks as if cannabis consumption amongst the elder generations is on a meteoric rise, according to a report from NBC affiliate KOAA News 5. The latest research into the patterns of marijuana use amongst the age cohort ranging from 50 to 64 has delivered some novel results, indicating that the prevalence of cannabis consumption in this demographic has doubled over the course of the past decade.

The study, published by researchers from New York University in the academic journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, according to Science Daily, shows that 9 percent of respondents aged 50 to 64 had partaken of the herb in the past year — as well as 2.9 percent of those aged 65 and older. These numbers represent a doubling of those found in a study during the previous decade, which yielded a positive response from those questioned of 4.5 percent in the former group

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