There is a sweeping change in attitudes and perceptions towards marijuana use in the United States.
The recent legalization of recreational marijuana (cannabis) use in California, Colorado, and Washington reflect this. Eight states have voted in favor of legal recreational marijuana and 26 states in total allow medicinal marijuana.
There is a common misperception that widespread marijuana use is limited to younger generations. However, the Baby Boomer generation has reported higher rates of substance use than any preceding generation.
To address this, Benjamin Han, MD, MPH, a geriatrician and health services researcher at the Center for Drug Use and HIV Research (CDUHR) and in the Division of Geriatric Medicine and Palliative Care at NYU Langone Medical Center (NYULMC) and his team led a study, "Demographic Trends among Older Cannabis Users in the United States, 2006-2013."
Published in Addiction, the study sought to determine the trends in the prevalence and patterns of...