New Lisa Cini Survey Seeks to Gather Boomer Info on Marijuana Use

Friday, July 27, 2018 General News
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NEW YORK, July 26, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Lisa Cini, the world's leading expert on designing environments for seniors –

to keep them at home or help them feel "at home" in assisted living – has launched a national survey to determine if and how today's seniors are using marijuana.

"We know that many boomers who smoked pot when they were younger have either returned

to using it or never stopped," Cini says. "Perhaps the 333% increase in monthly marijuana use between 2002 and 2016 among seniors age 65+ is the result of its legalization in more places, its growing acceptance, its availability in more forms, or just fewer responsibilities that require keen alertness." Pew Research's "Fact Tank" tells us that there are clear generational differences, with 70% of millennials, 66% of Gen Xers and 56% of baby boomers thinking marijuana should be legal. Eventually, however, Gen Xers and Millenials will become seniors whose marijuana use will grow the numbers even more. "The trend is clear," Cini says, "and needs to be accounted for by those of us whose job is making life better for seniors."

Many of the surveys and studies referenced by the CDC on their web site address marijuana use with words like "abuse," "dependence," and "addiction," terms that by definition place marijuana use in a negative light. The Cini Survey makes no such judgements, but simply seeks to discover the facts about how many baby boomers (those born approximately between 1946 and 1964) are currently using cannabis in any of its forms for medical and/or recreational purposes. The survey collects information on what forms of marijuana seniors are using, how often they use it, whether it's for medical or recreational use, and even whether they live in states where it is or is not legal.

"The information we gather will help me and my team understand if and how marijuana use among our growing boomer population should be accounted for in the environments we create for them, in the products that we recommend for them, and even in ways we might suggest that a multigenerational household like mine can accommodate a senior's marijuana use," adds Cini.

To take the survey and share it, please visit:

Lisa Cini is an award-winning senior living designer and the author of  BOOM: The Baby Boomers Guide to Leveraging Technology, so that you can Preserve Your Independent Lifestyle & Thrive (soon to be released), The Future is Here: Senior Living Re-imagined, and Hive, which describes her families multi-generational social experiment (4 generations living under the same roof in her own home).


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