Marijuana Use Is on the Rise Among Baby Boomers According to a New Study

Marijuana use is on the rise, particularly with the “Baby Boomer” generation.

A study published in the Drug and Alcohol Dependence Journal Thursday compared 2015-2016 data of marijuana users and non-users within and across age groups to a similar study done in 2016-2017, and found that double the number of “baby boomers” since 2006 have used marijuana.

The findings found that 9% of adults aged 50 to 64 said they used marijuana over the past year, with 55% of those adults admitting they’ve tried it at least once in their lives. Of adults 65 and older, 3% said they had used marijuana over the last year and 22% said they’d tried it at least once.

The study, ran by New York University’s Dr. Benjamin Han and Dr. Joseph Palamar, examined data from 17,608 adults 50 years of age and over who took the National Survey on Drug Use and

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