Marijuana use is now as common among baby boomers as it is among teens, federal data shows

Marijuana use by age. (Christopher Ingraham)
Christopher Ingraham

Talk to your grandparents about marijuana — before somebody else does.

The latest release of a massive federal drug use survey shows monthly marijuana use has skyrocketed among older Americans. The past decade, in fact, has seen a sea change in the demographics of marijuana use: As recently as the early 2000s, teens were more than four times more likely to use marijuana than 50- and 60-somethings. But as of 2017, Americans ages 55 to 64 are now slightly more likely to smoke pot on a monthly basis than teens ages 12 to 17. That difference

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