According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), marijuana use among baby boomers between the ages of 55-64 has jumped a whopping 455 percent! Thankfully, I am NOT in that statistic but it shows that smoking pot isn’t necessarily “a thing of the past” when it comes to the baby boomer generation. We were known for becoming the first generation to become openly infatuated with, and addicted to, illegal drugs.
And get this: Marijuana use among people 65 years old and older is up by more than 300 percent!
Certainly, the fact that marijuana is legal for recreational use in 9 states and legal for medical purposes in 30 states contributes to this dramatic increase.
With this in mind, award-winning senior living designer, Lisa Cini, has created a survey to determine if and how today’s baby boomers and seniors are using marijuana. She says the information she gathers anonymously will help her and her team understand if and how marijuana use among the baby boomer generation should be accounted for in the living environments they create for us.
I’ve already taken the survey so even if you aren’t currently a “weed head” you can still help her out with your responses. Here is the link:
Oh, and in case you didn’t know….here are the 9 states that have legalized marijuana for recreational use: Washington State, Oregon, California, Nevada, Colorado, Alaska, Vermont, Maine, Rhode Island and Washington, DC.
These are the states where marijuana use is NOT legal for any purpose: North Carolina, South Carolina, Texas, Alabama, Louisiana, Georgia, Virginia, Kentucky, Tennessee, Mississippi, Indiana, Kansas, Utah, Nebraska, Missouri, Wisconsin, Iowa, South Dakota, Wyoming, Idaho.