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It’s Not The Kids Turning On To Marijuana, It’s Grandma And Grandpa

Category: Medical Marijuana | Posted on Thu, May, 26th 2016 by THCFinder

grandma marijuana senior seniors cannabis grandpaBy Phillip Smith

The growing acceptance of and access to legal marijuana has some people worried that the youth are going to start using it more frequently, but that’s not the demographic where pot has really taken off. Instead, it’s senior citizens.

Whether it’s wide-open medical marijuana states like California or fully legal states like Colorado, the gray-haired set is increasingly turning to pot, and not just to ease their aches and pains With a half-dozen more states likely to have legalization on the ballot (and win) this year and medical marijuana coming to more, grandma and grandpa are set to become even more interested.

Last week, CBS This Morning reported on the phenomenon of senior marijuana use, and the numbers are striking. Citing data from the federal Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA), the program reported that the number of pot users over 55 jumped from 2.8 million in 2013 to 4.3 million in 2014, a 55% increase in a single year.

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Correspondent Barry Petersen took viewers inside Oakland’s Harborside Health Center, the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary, where the senior demographic was well-represented. His footage shows people in their 50s and60s describing how marijuana treats what ails them.


Ohio on the Verge of Legalizing Medical Marijuana

Category: Legalization | Posted on Thu, May, 26th 2016 by THCFinder

Ohio is on the verge of becoming the next state to legalize medical marijuana for patients suffering from serious conditions.

On Wednesday, after making a few minor tweaks to the language, the Senate put its seal of approval on a proposal designed to provide patients with access to marijuana for medicinal purposes. The changes to the Senate version were then given the green light by the House of Representatives, sending the bill to the office of Governor John Kasich for either a signature or veto.

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Category: Fun | Posted on Wed, May, 25th 2016 by THCFinder


As More States Legalize Marijuana, Adolescents’ Problems With Cannabis Decline

Category: News | Posted on Wed, May, 25th 2016 by THCFinder

Teen Age Dope SlavesA survey of more than 216,000 adolescents from all 50 states indicates the number of teens with marijuana-related problems is declining. Similarly, the rates of marijuana use by young people are falling despite the fact more U.S. states are legalizing or decriminalizing marijuana use and the number of adults using the drug has increased.

Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis examined data on drug use collected from young people, ages 12 to 17, over a 12-year span. They found that the number of adolescents who had problems related to marijuana — such as becoming dependent on the drug or having trouble in school and in relationships — declined by 24 percent from 2002 to 2013.

Over the same period, kids, when asked whether they had used pot in the previous 12 months, reported fewer instances of marijuana use in 2013 than their peers had reported in 2002. In all, the rate fell by 10 percent.

Those drops were accompanied by reductions in behavioral problems, including fighting, property crimes and selling drugs. The researchers found that the two trends are connected. As kids became less likely to engage in problem behaviors, they also became less likely to have problems with marijuana.

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