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Posted Mar 24 2013 10:33am

For some aging Baby Boomers , marijuana is still very much a part of their daily life.

For Cher Neufer, a 65-year-old retired teacher, socializing with friends (all in their 60s) means using marijuana.  Once a week they get together to play Texas Hold ’Em poker “and pass around a doobie,” Ms. Neufer said.

Old hippies Some pot smokers of decades ago simply never stopped indulging with their friends.  Indeed, Ms. Neufer, a self-proclaimed hippie (“I will be forever in my heart, and in my mind,” she said), started smoking at 21 and has been growing pot in her backyard and organizing drug-fueled sing-a-longs ever since.

When company stops by her home in Akron, Ohio, she offers a joint, and when it’s someone’s birthday, a bong is prepared. She even hosts summer campfires where the older folk listen to the Beach Boys, Led Zeppelin and the Beatles; eat grilled steaks and hot dogs; and get high (not necessarily in that order).

“It’s nice,” Ms. Neufer said. “It’s just a social thing. It’s like when people get together, and they crack open their beers.”

Statistics suggest that more members of the older generations, like Ms. Neufer, are using marijuana. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health reported in 2011 that 6.3 percent of adults between the ages of 50 and 59 used the drug. That number has risen from 2.7 percent in 2002.

And anecdotal evidence points to much of this use being sociable rather than medical.

Source: The New York Times, March 24, 2013

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