Marijuana use is rising sharply among seniors over 65, study says, and there are serious risks

By Sandee LaMotte | CNN

The sweet scent of baking cookies wafting from grandma’s house may be mixed with a more pungent aroma these days. The smell of marijuana.

The numbers of American seniors over age 65 who now smoke marijuana or use edibles increased two-fold between 2015 and 2018, according to research published Monday in JAMA.

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