Cannabis Use Skyrocketing Among Older Adults, But Stigmas Still Persist
Cannabis use among older adults and seniors in the United States is rising faster than any other age group, a new study finds, but many feel accessing and learning about the drug has been somewhat difficult.
Researchers at the University of Colorado Anschutz Medical Campus say that there are 10 times as many cannabis users over 65 years old compared to earlier studies, according to figures from the 2016 National Survey of Drug Use and Health. The researchers wanted to understand how older adults perceived cannabis, how they consumed it and why, and any negative outcomes because of marijuana use.
‚ÄúOlder adults who use marijuana are ingesting it in a variety of ways for multiple purposes,‚ÄĚ says co-author Sara Honn Qualls, a professor of psychology and director of the Gerontology Center at the University of Colorado Colorado Springs, in a statement. ‚ÄúThis and other papers from the same project show...
"But who is regulating affairs on this earth today-God, or the Devil? Attempt to take a serious and comprehensive view of the world. What a scene of confusion and chaos confronts us on every side! Sin is rampant; lawlessness abounds; evil men and seducers are waxing "worse and worse" (2 Tim. 3:13). Today, everything appears to be out of joint. Thrones are creaking and tottering, ancient dynasties are being overturned, democracies are revolting, civilization is a demonstrated failure; half of Christendom was but recently locked-together in a death grapple; and now that the titantic conflict is over, instead of the world having been made "safe for democracy," we have discovered that democracy is very unsafe for the world. Unrest, discontent, and lawlessness are rife everywhere, and none can say how soon another great war will be set in motion. Statesmen are perplexed and staggered. Men's hearts are "failing them for fear, and for looking after those things which are coming on the earth" (Luke 21:26). Do these things look as though God had full control?"
Sounds familiar of today's world......
Actually Arthur Pink wrote these lines in 1928,
From his book 'The Sovereignty of God.'
How Christians view the world can be overwhelming and scary -- Walk by faith not by sight.
Gay, I'm glad you have changed your mind. I myself am against government regulation of cannabis except if they were to outlaw its use, possession, and sale.
The generation from the news story is the Baby Boomer generation. They are only returning to their roots, like a dog returning to its own vomit. They ruined our nation and the West through their Anti-Christ hippie movements, of which we are now reaping even more fruit in the continued sexual revolution and socialism. Sorry. It just makes me angry. But my sin condemns me as well. May the Lord thru Jesus Christ's person and work redeem them and me!
i used to think it should be legalized and people could use it as an OTC med, as big pharma won't produce this as they can't patent it, i think watching the Parkinson videos and seizure children videos really helped me believe this, now i don't, i have seen the CBD oil craze hit my city and watched as people stood in line for free samples, they were lined up down the block at each establishment, this changed my view and convinced me that it needs the oversight that only a doctor and pharmacist can provide, too many people lack the temperance to control their passions, this needs the oversight that only the law and the police can provide.
Considering the increasingly idiotic, bigoted, and foolish remarks and proposals Democrats have made of late, I wonder if they're high on something. Recall how Bill Clinton and Obama made light of trying pot while in college, showing how little shame they have about it. High-performing individuals, especially those who play on emotions like rock stars, can't resist chemical aids to stay "in the groove."
The abolition of shame has been unrelenting since the '60s. Maybe people think they can escape guilt this way.
should only be prescribed by a real Doctor and dispensed by a real Pharmacist, i am against the legalization and recreational use, i believe big pharma didn't want to make this a medicine because of lack of ability to patent it and control the profits, this was my biggest complaint
Recreational pot use is out of control, and I wonder how dumbed down society will be in a few years from now with everyone getting stoned, because the State's are making high potency MJ available for all, in the name of increased revenue. Also, MJ related crimes and accidents are on the rise since the legalization began, so it's a real bad idea, all-around. Since its so readily available now, I have to assume that many people, and kids, who didn't use before, use it now because it's so easy to get a hold of. Then, to top it all off, how many already have, or will end up graduating to other mind altering substances?