Yep— you read that right. A record high of 50% of American people have tried weed at some point in their lives, which is a drastic increase from the 4% of people who tried weed back in 1969 at the height of prohibition.
Conducted between July 3rd and 27th of 2023, Gallup’s recent Consumption Habits survey found a surge in the percentage of Americans who have experimented with weed, along with those who currently use it.
These trends have ignited discussions about their potential implications for future cannabis legalization efforts, with experts suggesting that increasing acceptance of marijuana use could lead to heightened support for legalization. Here’s a breakdown of the findings:
- A record high of 50% of Americans acknowledged trying marijuana at some point in their lives, signaling a steady increase over a quarter-century period.
- This figure is notably higher than the 45% reported in both 2017 and 2019, representing a significant shift in attitudes over a relatively short period.
- Furthermore, Gallup’s survey revealed that approximately 17% of…