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More US Seniors Are Smoking Marijuana, Study Says

More US Seniors Are Smoking Marijuana, Study Says According to the report in 'JAMA Internal Medicine,' Cannabis use by people 65 and older jumped 75 percent from 2015 to 2018. Study author and geriatrician Benjamin Han says senior citizens inquiring about cannabis has become a common trend. NYU's Benjamin Han, via The Verge Findings were based on the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, which had 14,000 respondents. Data goes on to show that marijuana use increased for those with cancer. It was especially noticeable for people diagnosed with diabetes. According to a study last year from PubMed, senior citizens mostly use pot to deal with pain. Han adds that doctors still aren't widely okay with discussing the use of marijuana for patients. This could be due to clinical studies not typically using older adults.