DISTRICT OF COLUMBIA: Where do your parents go when they need weed?
Vanity Fair‘s Bill Bradley recently investigated the rise of marijuana use in the baby-boomers. The generation that was once America’s most notorious pot smokers during the Summer of Love are now rekindling their love for marijuana, and legalization is probably why.
According to the most recent National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 6.6 percent of Americans age 55 to 59 used marijuana in 2013, a considerable amount compared to just 1.6 percent in 2002. Along that same time, pot use among adults ages 60 to 64 doubled from 2.4 percent in 2002 to 4.7 percent in 2013.
According to the article, the legalization of recreational pot compared to medical marijuana is simply more appealing to the older generations.