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Tuesday, March 20, 2012

Data: Many medical marijuana cardholders are older than 50

A lot of older folks who oppose legalizing even medical marijuana claim that it's just a scheme for young folks to get high. Well, the data proves that folks of all ages use medical marijuana, including old folks.
Medical marijuana is being used to relieve pain by people of all ages and backgrounds -- including the elderly, Baby Boomers and 20- to 30-somethings, according to new data from the Arizona Department of Health Services...People ages 31 to 50 make up the largest group of patients using the drug to counter illness, representing 40 percent of all medical-marijuana users. Those 51 to 81 account for more than 35 percent of patients, while 18- to 30-year-olds make up about 25 percent. People younger than 18 represent less than 1 percent.
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