Baby Boomers Are Using More Marijuana Than Ever, New Study Finds

With more and more states legalizing both medical and recreational cannabis, it should come as no surprise that an increasing number of adults are admitting to smoking weed. Marijuana use is often associated with teens and young adults, but a new study by the NYU School of Medicine and the Center for Drug Use and HIV/HCV Research (CDUHR) has found that pot is also becoming more popular among the Baby Boomer generation.

The study, published in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, examined data from the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, an annual survey asking participants to self-report their recent and lifetime drug use. Researchers examined the responses of 17,608 adults over the age of 50 from the 2015 to 2016 version of the study. Over half of all respondents aged 50-64 reported using pot at some point in their lives, as did around

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