Amid shifting attitudes on medical marijuana, baby boomers are big buyers

Amid Shifting Attitudes on Medical Cannabis, Baby Boomers are Big Buyers

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Baby boomers have aches and pains. That’s no surprise. What is a surprise is the growing number of boomers who have turned to medical cannabis to relieve those aches and pains. It makes sense for many because it works and is safer than opioids.

“More than 25 percent of our patient base is 60 and older, which I think squashes a lot of what people’s conceptions are sometimes,” said Blythe Huestis, president of Beyond/Hello, a dispensary in Center City Philadelphia. “We are seeing a larger elderly base, which is fantastic. They’re getting a lot of relief.”[…]

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