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Kyle Johnson, who is 68, swears by cannabis for treating back pain and insomnia.Californians are part of a surging new wave of senior Americans turning to cannabis to ease aches and pains as the craze for the drug spreads across the country and more states legalize it.Another study found a 71-percent increase in marijuana use among adults aged 50 and older between 2006 and 2016 .In California, one of 29 U.S. states to have legalized marijuana for medical use, the industry is projected to raise $6.5 billion in sales statewide by 2020 . Potter said she has been swamped with requests for advice at speaking events and cautions her audience against believing marijuana is the go-to drug for all ailments, especially in light of little medical research on the effects of the drug which remains illegal at the federal level.Molinaro, 67, said she points to herself when questioned by someone who equates cannabis with getting stoned.
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