Cannabis Baby Boomers

Photo credit: COHN/COHNNABISRecreational marijuana is almost normal. In the five years since Colorado and Washington became the first states to legalize recreational use, Oregon, Alaska, California, Nevada, Maine, Massachusetts, and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Snoop Dogg and Martha Stewart have a successful cooking show, and a majority of adults in the U.S. […]

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American adults are smoking more pot, but increased cannabis use does not appear to be due to wider availability of legal marijuana, a new study shows. Pot consumption among women almost doubled between 1984 and 2015, from 5.5 percent of adults to 10.6 percent; meanwhile, 14.7 percent more men are toking up since 2000, according to the report from the […]

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American adults are smoking more pot, but increased cannabis use does not appear to be due to wider availability of legal marijuana, a new study shows. Pot consumption among women almost doubled between 1984 and 2015, from 5.5 percent of adults to 10.6 percent; meanwhile, 14.7 percent more men are toking up since 2000, according to the report from the […]

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Colin Hogg, pot smoker: “I just feel I’m exposing myself.” Veteran journalist, dad and granddad Colin Hogg has always been upfront about his marijuana use, and never more so than with his latest book. The High Road outlines the roadtrip Hogg took through the United States, stopping where pot was legal to indulge the habit […]

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This week, I finally convinced my father to try a cannabis salve for his arthritis. You would think after four years of reporting on the marijuana world, I would have made headway on this long ago. After all, like over 85 percent of Americans, my dad supports the medical use of marijuana in a general […]

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Developed by a team of social and statistical scientists from Vox Pop Labs, Vote Compass is a civic engagement application offered in New Zealand exclusively by TVNZ. The findings shown here are based on 101,101 respondents who participated in Vote Compass from August 20, 2017 to August 27, 2017. Unlike online opinion polls, respondents to […]

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A new article published in the British Medical Journal says that baby boomers in the UK and Australia had greater increases than younger age groups for both past year and lifetime illicit drug use over the last 15 years. The article, written by Ann Roche of the National Centre for Training and Addiction at Flinders […]

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