The rise of marijuana as a prevalent recreational substance of choice exploded when today’s senior citizens were becoming adults so many Boomers grew up accustomed to the herb.
But what is surprising is how many of today’s older Americans have embraced cannabis as a medicine.
According to a recent study the number of individuals living with two or more chronic conditions who used cannabis over the past year more than doubled.
According to Kaiser Health News cannabis is used to manage diseases that usually strike in older age – pointing to an increasing desire to take a medication that has less side effects than traditional prescription drugs.
In a survey conducted by Eaze – a California cannabis delivery company – Baby Boomers are the fastest-growing demographic while Millennials are using less.
According to the survey Boomers purchased 25 percent more cannabis in 2016 than the previous year.
Gen Xers purchases rose 8 percent – Millennials dipped 3 percent.
Boomers – according to the report – spend 36 percent more per month on weed than Millennials.