Rise of the middle-aged pothead: Huge rise in over-40s becoming addicted to super-strength ‘skunk’
Camilla Turner, education editor 15 JUNE 2018
There has been a 114 per cent rise in those aged over 40 seeking help from drug clinics, citing cannabis as their primary health concern
It used to be thought of as the drug of choice among the younger generations. But now researchers have found a huge increase in cannabis use among those aged over 40 who have become addicted to super-strength skunk.
Using data from Public Health England, researchers from York University examined trends in the characteristics of people seeking help from specialist drug treatment services over the past decade.
They found that there has been a 114 per cent rise in those aged over 40 seeking help from drug clinics, citing cannabis as their primary health concern.