Study: More baby boomers are smoking marijuana

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NEW YORK CITY, NY (NBC News) -- A growing number of baby boomers are acting like teenagers again -- using marijuana.

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The difference now is that older Americans appear to be smoking joints to ease their aching joints (no pun intended) or other ailments.

A study from New York University shows 9 percent of people in their 50s and early 60s use cannabis. That's up from less than 5 percent more than a decade ago.

Those who smoked as teenagers were more likely to take it up again as older adults.

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