About 45 percent of Americans have tried marijuana, new Gallup poll finds
The number of people who say they have tried marijuana has increased from 4 percent in 1969 to 45 percent in July, according to Gallup. That's the highest result the polling company has received since it started asking the question.
The company released the results Wednesday of its latest results, where it asked: “Keeping in mind that all of your answers in this survey are confidential, have you, yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?”
About 12 percent of Americans say they currently smoke marijuana. Men were more likely to say yes to both questions than women.
People between 30 and 64 were more likely to say they have tried marijuana while people between 18 and 29 were more likely to say the currently smoke it, according to poll results.
A related poll from 2016 found 60 percent of Americans support legalizing marijuana.
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