According to a new Gallup survey, 50% of Americans report having tried marijuana at least once.
1 in 6 Americans report that they smoke marijuana, which is the highest percentage since Gallup started asking about the subject in 2013.
In the United States, half of all adults have tried marijuana.
Roughly 17% of Americans have tried marijuana at least once.
The majority of current marijuana users are between 18 and 34, and the poll finds that more males than women have tried or consumed marijuana.
Only 19% of males regularly use marijuana, although 53% have at least experimented with it.
Just fourteen percent of women regularly use marijuana, although forty-four percent have tried it. Among those aged 18 to 34, 29% now consume marijuana, and 49% have tried it.
In the age group 35–54, 17% of current marijuana smokers and 51% of non-users had tried the drug.
Of those 65 and above, 47% had tried marijuana, while 9% are regular users.
In contrast to frequent young adult and adolescent users, regular adult consumers of marijuana are far less inclined to show worry about the consequences of marijuana use.
Only 19% of adults are very apprehensive, 26% are somewhat worried, and 23% aren’t worried at all.
Among young adults, 40% are very apprehensive, 35% are somewhat worried, 15% are not particularly worried, and 10% are not worried.
Gallup interviewed 1,015 individuals from coast to coast between July 3 and 27, 2023, and found that the margin of error was +/- 4%.
Former Fox News host Tucker Carlson claimed in January that the Biden Administration encouraged marijuana use and attacked the cigarette industry during a portion of his program.
Carlson claims they are encouraging youth marijuana use while prohibiting the use of cigarettes and other non-cancer-causing nicotine delivery methods.
He said the government hates nicotine because nicotine sets you free mentally, but weed makes you submissive and unmotivated.