There’s been a huge spike in the number of seniors smoking pot and taking cannabis edibles

Nicole Lyn Pesce
MarketWatchFebruary 25, 2020, 12:42 PM EST
There’s been a huge spike in the number of seniors smoking pot and taking cannabis edibles
There’s been a huge spike in the number of seniors smoking pot and taking cannabis edibles
In fact, the number of Americans ages 65 and up who smoke marijuana or take edibles spiked 75% in just three years, according to a new study published in JAMA this week. Researchers analyzed the data from just under 15,000 adults in the National Survey on Drug Use and Health, and found that the number of those 65-plus who had smoked or ingested “marijuana, hashish, pot, grass and hash oil” jumped from 2.4% in 2015 to 4.2% in 2018. The new analysis found that the rise in marijuana use was highest among women (up 93%) and racial and ethnic minorities (up 336%) in particular.

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Cannabis Dispensary and Cannabis Business Times Magazines Announce The Top 2020 Best Cannabis Companies To Work For
PR NewswireFebruary 25, 2020, 3:02 PM UTC
Top-ranking cultivation and dispensary business leaders will share best practices for company culture and more at the 2020 Cannabis Conference.

CLEVELAND, Feb. 25, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Cannabis Business Times magazine (Cannabis Business Times) and Cannabis Dispensary magazine (Cannabis Dispensary) announced today the 2020 Best Cannabis Companies To Work For – Dispensaries and Cultivation. Profiles of the Best Cannabis Companies to Work For are featured in Cannabis Business Times’ February issue, and at CannabisBusinessTimes.com, and in Cannabis Dispensary’s January/February issue, and at CannabisDispensaryMag.com.

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The awards program recognizes North American cannabis businesses that have created quality workplaces for employees.

The top-ranking cultivation companies are: OGEN By Bloom Cultivation, Calgary, Alberta; The Grove, Las Vegas, Nevada; ONE Cannabis, Denver, Colorado; and Jushi Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Florida.

The dispensary winners are: Greenhouse Wellness, Ellicott City, Maryland; Jushi Holdings Inc., Boca Raton, Florida; ONE Cannabis, Denver, Colorado; Hashtag Cannabis, Seattle, Washington; and The Grove, Las Vegas, Nevada.

During the 2020 Cannabis Conference, April 21-23 in Las Vegas, Darren Brisebois, president of top-ranking OGEN by Bloom Cultivation, and Dr. Leslie Apgar and Gina Dubbé, founders of top-ranking dispensary Greenhouse Wellness, will share insights into how they create an exceptional place to work.

Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary developed the awards in partnership with the Best Companies Group (BCG), a global research organization specializing in recognizing great places to work.

“As the cannabis industry continues to rapidly expand, we believe it is important to recognize those companies that are dedicated to the best business practices and operations for themselves, their customers, and their employees,” said Noelle Skodzinski, editorial director of Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary.

Cannabis Business Times and Cannabis Dispensary are the leading publications serving the cannabis industry’s cultivation and retail segments.

The Best Cannabis Companies To Work For awards are based on a comprehensive evaluation of each participating company’s workplace policies, practices and demographics— accounting for 25% of the evaluation. Company employees were also surveyed to assess the experiences and attitudes of individual employees with respect to the workplace—accounting for 75% of each company’s total score.

Full eligibility requirements can be found here https://bestcompaniescannabis.com/eligibility-criteria.

For more information on the Best Cannabis Companies To Work For program, visit www.bestcompaniescannabis.com.

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