Posted September 10, 2013 by DJ Enuff in News

Marijuana Use Has Increased In Adults Between 50-60’s [Photo]


According to the Los Angeles Times, “The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.

Marijuana remains the most common drug, and it increased in popularity from 2007 to 2012, the National Survey on Drug Use and Health found. Rising marijuana use helped drive up drug use among young adults, more than a fifth of whom said they had used “illicit drugs” in the previous month. Almost 19% of adults ages 18 to 25 had recently used marijuana.

Drug use also rose among adults ages 50 to 64, the study found. The surge was especially strong among Americans in their late 50s, whose rates of illicit drug use grew from 1.9% up to 6.6% between 2002 and 2012. Researchers believe the increase is largely because baby boomers, who were more likely to use drugs than earlier generations, are aging into that group.”

[Los Angeles Times: Article by Emily Alpert] 

[Ben Swann] photo