Marijuana And The Differences Between Millennials vs Baby Boomers

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There is an overall divide between millennials and baby boomers when it comes to opinions on marijuana. As many younger people look at the older generations and feel like they are out of touch, it can be easy to experience the same attitude with cannabis. Here are some of the main differences of opinion on marijuana between these main generations:

Medical Marijuana

Nearly half of millennials that are taking marijuana are interested in it for a medical purpose. Baby boomers are twice more likely to choose marijuana to treat a medical issue. The top health ailments also vary greatly for those that are included in the medical market for marijuana. Most people in the millennial generation taking cannabis for medical reasons are taking it for chronic pain or migraines. Baby boomers are choosing medical marijuana to combat arthritis first and then chronic pain.

Consumption Rates

Baby boomers are often taking a bit less marijuana than millennials. The younger generation has higher rates of consumption. 1/5 millennials that take marijuana are daily users. Only 12% of the baby boomer population is a daily user.

The most popular method amongst both generations was to inhale cannabis through a pipe or joint.

Millennials are a group that is twice as likely to consider consuming marijuana while at a gathering or party.

Both generations agree that there are medical benefits and they feel as though they would trust their doctor if medical marijuana was ever diagnosed for the treatment of one of their conditions.

Even though there seem to be some major differences between these generations, there are more commonalities than you would think on the subject of marijuana. Both generations can see the benefit and choose the active benefits in the same consumption method wherever possible.

This post was written by Flo Sugyatno, operations manager of LOCAL’d and cannabis expert. LOCAL’d is a helping hand to the companies that strengthen your community in the Washington, DC area. Helping them to grow through financial and promotional support.