Susan Newman is the future the cannabis industry.
Newman, 65, is part of a population of Americans ages 55 and older that comprises the largest growth segment for marijuana businesses.
There’s no shortage of anecdotal evidence and hard data to back that.
“I see more people at the cannabis shops my age than ever,” said Newman, a retiree who spends part of the year residing in Washington, where the state allows adult recreational cannabis use.
May is being celebrated by the Administration on Aging, part of the Administration for Community Living, as Older Americans Month. The 2018 theme, Engage at Every Age, emphasizes that people are never too old to take part in activities to enrich their physical, mental and emotional well-being.
Newman, like many in her generation, uses marijuana for all of the above.
She has another residence in Maui, where she and her 71-year-old husband, Carl, spend their days golfing, playing mah-jongg, entertaining and