Bay Area Baby Boomer Weed Use: A Report

Baby Boomers are returning to marijuana now that their kids are older and out of the house, and the tide of prohibition is receding. On February 4 at Humboldt State University, Sheigla Murphy, Ph.D, presents the results of interviews with fifty such boomers in a talk titled: “The Times are Changing: Preliminary Findings from a San Francisco Study of Baby Boomers and Marijuana Use.”


Murphy is the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Studies at the Institute for Scientific Analysis, and a medical sociologist who has been researching various types of illicit drug use, violence, medical and drug treatment for more than thirty years. She has been the principal investigator of nine National Institute of Health grants.

This presentation describes emerging themes from fifty interviews conducted with marijuana users in San Francisco collected as part of a larger National Institutes of Health-funded investigation into the use patterns and perceptions of Baby Boomer marijuana users. The event is presented by The Humboldt Institute for Interdisciplinary Marijuana Research.

The HIIMR has also released a special edition on Current Perspectives on Marijuana and Society in the Humboldt Journal of Social Relations, co-edited by professors Ronnie Swartz and Beth Wilson.

Here is the Boomer Talk Flyer (as a .pdf which will open in a new window).


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