How Many People Smoke Weed?
Marijuana is becoming more and more ubiquitous. From seeing celebrities smoking weed on stage at concerts, to it becoming legal in several states in America, it starting to see more and more normal. Below are some dank facts about marijuana, and who's smoking it.
1) Support for legalizing marijuana is beginning to outpace opposition, with a slim majority favoring legalization at 53%. When Gallup ran a poll in 1969 only 12% favored marijuana legalization, so leaps and bounds of progress have been made, with the majority of progress being made in the past few years- support rose 11 points from 2010 to 2013.
2) Support for legalization of marijuana is highest is non-Hispanic whites and blacks. Less than 40% of Hispanics believe weed should be legalized, and less than 30% of those between 70-87 think Mary Jane should lose its stigma.
3) Almost half of Americans admit to having tried marijuana. The government claims it’s the most commonly used illegal “drug” in the US.
4) Almost 70% of the US population believes alcohol is more harmful than marijuana
5) In Colorado, Washington, Oregon, Alaska, and the District of Columbia have pretty much legalized marijuana. Another 14 states have added decriminalization legislature to their laws, and overall, nearly half of the US, 23 states, allow the use of medical marijuana
6) Baked Alaska isn’t just a dessert; it’s also a pretty accurate description of the state of Alaska. Alaska takes home the trophy for the highest number of citizens who admit to smoking weed, at 16.29%.
After reading this, you may be wondering, if so many people smoke weed, why is it still illegal? That’s a great question. We don’t know! While we aren’t expecting any groundbreaking legislation this year that will legalize marijuana throughout all 50 states, us at All Things Dank think it is just a matter of time. If the US government is truly supposed to represent the views of the people, if will happen. Just remember, any time there is any marijuana bills up for vote, make sure you get out there and exercise your voting rights, after all, even Barack Obama likes to smoke weed, check out our stoner quotes!