More Older Folks Using Weed These Days
New numbers show marijuana is now one of the hottest things going for the older set.
As legal cannabis has spread to dozens of states, more Americans in their 70s and 80s are adding marijuana to the list of senior activities. Smoking a little weed is now nearly as popular as golf and bingo among the retired set.
In fact, new studies show people 65 and over are the fastest-growing segment of the population turning to cannabis. Many of them used marijuana during their teen and college years, but they are now turning to it to ease some pains or ailments they might be experiencing as they get older. This would include arthritis and sleeplessness.
The Associated Press reports on a recent morning, about 50 seniors boarded a bus at a retirement community in Laguna Woods, California. Their destination was a local pot shop not far from Disneyland. They spent hours choosing from a variety of cannabis-infused products, including candies, drinks and weed.
Afterward, they took a break for a little bingo before heading home.