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Trends: Adults 65 Plus Increases over 75%!

Medical marijuana (aka cannabis) use amount adults over 65 in America has seen a large increase from 2015-2018. Based on recent published research “Trends in Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2015-2018” by

Benjamin H. Han, MD, MPH1,2,3; Joseph J. Palamar, PhD, MPH2,3, the trends are clear.


Cannabis Use Among Older Adults 65 Plus in America


More seniors are opting to try medical marijuana to treat chronic conditions, such as hypertension, diabetes, and cancer.


“The prevalence of past-year cannabis use among adults 65 years and older increased significantly...a 75% relative increase” Source: Trends in Cannabis Use Among Older Adults in the United States, 2015-2018.

How Many Adults 65 and Older Use Medical Marijuana in America?

This helpful graphic breaks down the key points of the latest research on the aging of cannabis consumers in the United States.

Trends of Cannabis 2021: Adults 65 and Older Try Medical Marijuana

Key trends of adults 65 years and older in America using medical marijuana percentage increase from 2015-2018.


  • Adult males 65 years plus increased by 58%

  • Adult females 65 years plus increased by 93.3%

  • Adults 65 years plus treatment for mental health increased by 157%

  • Adults 65 years plus treatment for diabetes increased by 180%

  • Adults 65 years plus treatment for hypertension increased by 71.4%


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