Marijuana use amongst seniors within the U.S. rose tenfold over a decade as extra child boomers use it to deal with a variety of illnesses, together with ache, anxiousness and despair, in line with a College of Colorado examine.
Some 3.7% of U.S. adults age 65 or older used cannabis prior to now yr, a greater than tenfold enhance from 0.3% in 2007, information from the Nationwide Survey of Drug Use and Well being confirmed. In 2017, 9.4% of adults ages 60 to 64 reported utilizing marijuana prior to now yr, up from 1.9% 10 years earlier.
As extra states legalize medical and leisure cannabis, the variety of older People utilizing the drug is predicted to rise, stated Dr. Hillary Lum, assistant professor on the College of Colorado College of Medication and co-author of a examine revealed final month within the journal Medication and Getting old that examined pot use amongst People over age 60.
Leisure marijuana use is authorized in Colorado and 10 different states and the District of Columbia, whereas medical marijuana is authorized in 33 states. Even so, many older People are having bother discovering medical marijuana, Lum stated. [Read more at CNBC]