Marijuana use on the rise among young adults, boomers

  • Article by: Emily Alpert , Los Angeles Times
  • Updated: September 13, 2013 - 8:57 PM

The growing popularity of marijuana has propelled a rise in drug use among Americans, including those in their 50s and 60s, a recently released national survey shows.

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roysandstromSep. 13, 13 9:28 PM

Most everyone except police KNOW cannabis is a great medicine for chronic pain, and nausea from illness or cancer treatment, seizures, glaucoma etc. What if it wasn't a great medicine with no lethal overdose, while still...by every measure it is still a better choice than alcohol or tobacco. Unfund prohibition, Prohibition does more harm than a cannabis.

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PoliticalpuckSep. 13, 13 9:52 PM

Pot will get you through times of no money better than money will get you through times of no pot.

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elind56Sep. 13, 13 9:57 PM

Indicative only of the seniors who are retired and therefore not subjected to the absurd, workplace drug testing that is now going on. I fear that, in the near future, and as government approaches bankruptcy (we're already there), we will all be required to pass tests of this nature to prove that we are 'worthy' of receiving benefits that we all paid through the nose for. This is how Rome went down. Be afraid....be very afraid.

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bredpathSep. 13, 1310:00 PM

From the article - "Marijuana remains the most common drug". Yeah, if you don't count alcohol as a drug. Also from article - "Though marijuana use was on the rise, many other drugs have dwindled in use or stayed about the same." But I thought marijuana only leads to harder drugs? Just legalize it and tax the crap out of it.

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badcopperSep. 14, 13 5:51 AM

More high paying, thinking jobs for the rest if us.

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fatredneckSep. 14, 13 8:14 PM

I totally agree with 'bredpath' on the alcohol thing. Alcohol nearly killed me while trying to quit q 23 year daily habit. Nothing else even came close to leaving any damages behind. Probably because it never whent beyond experimentation. But alcohol? I still wonder why it is legal and pot is not. I would not smoke pot even if it was legal, but there are so very many people who would benefit greatly by being relieved from a lot of pain and suffering just from simply smoking a joint.

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