Older people are the fastest-growing group of cannabis users, as stigma fades and some seek an alternative to prescription drugs.
CANNABIS CULTURE – On many drug addiction programs, “abstinence” is the keyword. The reasoning? Perhaps something akin to “Using cannabis keeps you in a drug-using environment, and potentially makes you susceptible to using other drugs (gateway theory). Also, cannabis is a drug, and you cannot use drugs to get off other drugs.”
Popular culture enjoys mocking images of the meth-infested armpit of America
More than 1.5 billion people in the world and an estimated 116 million Americans regularly suffer from chronic pain, and they're typically prescribed opiate pain relievers to manage their symptoms.