Getting Seniors Stoned

The fastest-growing group of stoners? Your grandparents.

It turns out that baby boomers do want to get high with a little help from their friends. A report released in January by the Pew Research Center inducates that boomers’ approval rating for cannabis use has jumped to 56 percent (up from a meager 34 percent way back in 2000). The fastest-growing group of people getting into cannabis—or back into it, in some cases—are seniors. According to a paper published in The British Journal of Addiction, cannabis use among people ages 52–70 has increased almost 12 percent between 1992 and 2013.

The interesting (or hypocritical, depending on your viewpoint) aspect of this is that many of these boomers smoked weed in their 20s and 30s during the hippie heydays of the 1960s and early 1970s. But by the time the 1980s rolled around, their views had shifted. Doing lots of

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