More and more older adults are using marijuana

The percentage of adults over the age of 65 who said they’d used some form of cannabis in the past year was 75 percent higher in 2018 — when 4.2 percent said they’d used it — than it was in 2015, according to new data published in JAMA Internal Medicine. Cannabis use in this group has been increasing dramatically since around 2006 when less than 0.5 percent of older adults said they’d used the drug.

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Louisiana licenses issued allowing farmers to grow hemp

BATON ROUGE, La. (AP) — Louisiana started handing out its first licenses to farmers to grow industrial hemp this month, after lawmakers legalized the crop in a bid to start a new agricultural industry in the state.

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The Likelihood of Federal Cannabis Legalization in the United States – Written by Paul James

Since 1937, when the “Marihuana Tax Act” was enacted, cannabis has remained illegal on a federal level. After the counterculture of the 1960s, cannabis was brought into mainstream light again – though, unfortunately, with little success.

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