MAccording to a new report from Leafreport, siting a federal study, more seniors are using cannabis more than ever in the U.S.
The study says that adults aged 65 and over are going for CBD and marijuana.
The annual National Survey of Drug Use and Health notes the number of adults 65 or older who reported cannabis use in the previous seven days rose from 5.1 percent in 2019 to 6 percent in 2020.
More seniors additionally reported using marijuana at any point their lifetime, from 32 percent in 2019 to 36 percent in 2020.
According to researchers, this increase represents a cultural shift in which older adults are becoming more willingness to open up about their past use.
“Marijuana use has increased across all ages, but most significantly in older adults,” the report said. “Causes for such an increase can likely be attributed to increasing legal availability at the state level.”
It should be noted that while many U.S. doctors still avoid prescribing or recommending the plant due to its status as a federally illegal substance, seniors should still consult with their primary practitioner before trying cannabis products.