Cannabis Use among the Older Generation is on the Rise

Cannabis Use among the Older Generation is on the Rise

May 23, 2017

Summary and Opinion by Wendy Anderson.

According to a new study done in Australia, The National Drug Strategy Household Survey 2013, they are finding that more of the senior citizen part of the population are benefiting from cannabis. They stated that usually people 50 and over have the lowest rates of “illicit drug use,” but in recent year the number has grown and was the only age group as a matter of fact to show such a significant increase! The numbers went from 8.8% to 11.1% for those aged 50-59 and from 5.2% to 6.4% for those 60 and older.

This could be due to the fact that Cannabis has been found to help with many conditions that come with aging. Researchers at the University of Edinburgh have found evidence that cannabis could possibly prevent osteoporosis. It’s not only helpful in the medicinal aspect helping with glaucoma or pain, but it gives people a chance to just relax and enjoy time with their significant other, friends, or family.

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