In 2006, only 0.4% of seniors over 65 reported using marijuana products in the past year, they said. The newly published study found that by 2015, the number had doubled to 2.4%.
The 2018 General Social Survey, an annual sampling of Americans’ views, found a record 61 percent back legalization, and those 65 and older are increasingly supportive.
The debate over legalizing medical marijuana in Florida constantly generates talk of young people potentially flooding the polls. But seniors are the most reliable voters and could be key to the outcome of the measure.
New Jersey Gov. Phil Murphy has announced an expansion of the state’s medical marijuana program. The announcement comes as Murphy pushes for legalized recreational marijuana in New Jersey.
Nearly $750,000 in funding will go to graduating Pueblo seniors attending a local college or university through a cannabis-tax funded scholarship.
Many California shoppers have been surprised by the tax rates that have taken effect since Jan. 1, when recreational cannabis sales became legal
Kansas Republican Rep. Stephen Alford did not give up his seat in the Legislature, however.
The national opioid epidemic escalated in 2016, driven by an unprecedented surge in deaths from fentanyl and other synthetic opiates, according to new data released Thursday by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Teen use of marijuana remains high and vaping appears to be one reason, a new U.S. survey shows.
From young tokers to elderly first-timers to avid gardeners, the grow-your-own scene has bloomed in Washington, D.C. For the customers crowding a grow store, home growing is on par with home brewing. The regulars swap tips, buy supplies, brag about their results.
Excess marijuana tax proceeds would provide $10 million for transportation projects, park and recreation center fixes, and a new “community budgeting” program next year under a $2 billion budget proposal unveiled Tuesday by Denver Mayor Michael Hancock.
After years of managing pain through the use of alcohol, nonprescription anti-inflammatory drugs and highly addictive opioids, some former football players are turning to cannabis for relief.
Op-ed: Legalization is spreading because it is a rational response to the failed policy of prohibition.
“They really put a lot of time into this place, it’s not just a bigger building. It has heart. It has become something that our community members are really proud of.”
A fascinating study in Health Affairs last year by a father-daughter pair of public policy researchers found that Medicare prescriptions for things like painkillers, antidepressants and anti-anxiety medications dropped sharply in states that introduced a medical marijuana program. The implication? Offered the choice between taking medication prescribed by a doctor…
57 percent of Americans said in the 2016 General Social Survey that they “think the use of marijuana should be legal,” up from 52 percent in 2014.
U.S. Attorney General Jeff Sessions expressed doubt that marijuana could help mitigate the opioid abuse epidemic. Here is a run-down on the current research.
Pueblo County is expanding its marijuana scholarships program through its excise tax on cannabis cultivation in the southern Colorado region.
Gov. Hickenlooper is calling for a 50 percent increase in sales taxes on recreational marijuana starting July 1, which would generate an extra $42 million.
Gov. John Hickenlooper asked Colorado lawmakers for a 50 percent increase in pot sales taxes starting July 1 to send an additional $42M to public schools.
While anti-drug PSAs still encourage parents to talk to their teens about drugs before someone else does, two recent studies suggest there’s another high-risk population we should be worried about: our kids’ grandparents.
Adult marijuana use: A study published recently in the journal Addiction shows which age group of Americans accept weed as treatment for medical conditions.
‘There’s big opportunity to be the next Google of the cannabis industry’: With recent polls suggesting Californians are poised to expand marijuana consumption beyond medical use, experts expect cash to pour into the industry.
A full-throated endorsement of legal marijuana may be just the thing that Hillary Clinton needs to shore up support among wavering millennials, according to polling data from CBS news.
Marijuana use trends: CDC report shows regular cannabis use among Americans age 35-44 has surpassed that of those age 12-17, and other big increases among older demographics.