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Pot use among seniors goes up - Associated Press.

Posted: Mon Feb 14, 2011 7:08 am
by Louis P. Burns aka Lugh
Pot use among seniors goes up - Associated Press

Associated Press on msnbc wrote:MIAMI, Florida — In her 88 years, Florence Siegel has learned how to relax: A glass of wine. A copy of The New York Times, if she can wrest it from her husband. Some classical music, preferably Bach. And every night, she lifts a pipe to her lips and smokes marijuana.

The use of the U.S.'s most popular illicit drug is growing among retirees as the massive generation of baby boomers who came of age in the 1960s and '70s grows older.

The number of people aged 50 and older reporting marijuana use in the prior year went up from 1.9 percent to 2.9 percent from 2002 to 2008, according to surveys from the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

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