Nearly half of Americans have used pot, Gallup poll finds

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The number of Americans who use marijuana is at an all-time high, a new Gallup poll finds.

The research group published a poll on Wednesday revealing that 45 percent of Americans admit to trying marijuana at least once, which is the highest percentage since Gallup began asking the question in 1969.

The percentage is a massive increase since Gallup’s first pot poll, of which only 4 percent of Americans said “yes” to the question: “Have you yourself, ever happened to try marijuana?”

However, that percentage falls significantly when Americans were asked if they currently smoke pot, as only 12 percent admit to doing so.

The poll surveyed 1,021 adults age 21 and over. 13 percent of men said they smoke weed, compared to 7 percent of women. 18 percent of the 18-to-29 age bracket said they were regular cannabis users, while 38 percent said they had tried it. Those in the 30-to-49 age range were most likely to have tried pot, at 51 percent.

Gallup predicts that the upswell of support and use of marijuana will only lead to more law reform.

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