Pot Use on Rise Among Older Ontarians

Article by Maryam Shah, Toronto Sun

Don’t look now but grandpa might be sparking a doobie.

A Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) survey has shown that not only is marijuana use up among Ontario adults aged 18 and over, it has also increased in people aged 50 and over — rising from 3% in 1977 to 23% in 2015.

CAMH Dr. Robert Mann said the province’s pot users are definitely aging.

“The people who started using cannabis when they were teenagers, the baby boom generation, now that that group is getting older, they’re keeping their habits with them,” he said.

That sounds a lot like our American neighbours.

The Washington Post recently reported on a study showing that marijuana use has gone up “significantly” in the last decade among Americans over age 50.

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