The Mature Stoner: Why Are So Many Seniors Smoking Weed?

Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs.

As attitudes towards cannabis shift, the fastest-growing group of users is over 50 – and marijuana’s popularity among seniors is beginning to change the American experience of old age.

Why are more seniors getting high? It might make more sense to ask: “Why not?” As adults reach retirement, they age out of drug tests and have far more time on their hands. Some feel liberated to abandon long-held proprieties.

– Read the entire article at The Guardian.