Poll: 4 in 10 Americans Have Tried Marijuana

Poll: 4 in 10 Americans Have Tried Marijuana

WASHINGTON, DC — More than four out of every ten Americans admit to having tried marijuana at least once, a new poll has found.

The Gallup poll conducted in July found that 44% of Americans say they have tried marijuana. This is the highest percentage Gallup has found since it began asking the question in 1969, when only 4% admitted to having tried it.

The poll also asked respondents if they currently smoke marijuana, with 11% saying they do, up from 7% in 2013.  In comparison, a separate question in the poll found that 19% of…

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