PHOENIX, AZ – The latest Gallop poll released on August 16 showed that Americans preferred smoking marijuana over cigarettes.
The number of people that currently smoke marijuana is up to 16% versus 12% last year. In contrast only 11% of adults shared they smoke cigarettes. This number has been steadily declining from 45% in the 1950s.
Almost half (48%) of Americans have tried marijuana at some point, which is the highest number a Gallup poll has ever reported.
Plus, the poll also reported that marijuana use was highest among adults ages 18 to 34. In that age group 30% shared they smoke pot and 22% shared they consume marijuana edibles. Marijuana use among adults 35 to 54 years old was 16% and ages 55 and up was 7%.
The poll also shared that 68% of adults felt marijuana should be legal.
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