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Midlife Pot smoking on the Rise

For many Zoomers, smoking pot is not a past-time they left behind in their youth. According to a report by Centre for Addiction and Mental Health, midlife marijuana use is on the rise.

In 1977, when many boomers were trying it for the first time, 82 per cent of pot smokers in Ontario were under 30., and just 15% were between 30- to 49, Now  40 per cent of the province’s marijuana users are in that older age group, and it’s close to becoming the predominant pot-smoking demographic.
But you won’t find these pot smokers zoned out in the basement in the middle of the day. The report said nearly one-third of them had completed at least some post-secondary education, and  earned more than $50,000 a year.

Bottom line,  the CAMH report  says there is no real health concern among those who smoke up less than once a month. The problem is with the 2 per cent of Ontarians who do it often.

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