Marijuana is more popular than cigarettes in America, according to a recent Gallup poll. 16% of Americans said they smoked marijuana in the past week, while just 11% said they smoked a tobacco cigarette. This is the first time that smoking pot has been more popular than smoking cigarettes, and it’s also the highest percentage of reported past-week marijuana use since Gallup began tracking the data in 2013.
The increase in marijuana use is likely due to a variety of factors, including the increasing legalization of the drug across the country. In fact, Gallup found that Americans’ views on marijuana have become much more favorable in recent years. In 2019, 66% of Americans said they believe marijuana should be legalized, up from just 31% in 2000.
With more and more Americans using marijuana, it’s no surprise that its popularity has increased. And as more states continue to legalize the drug, it’s likely that its popularity will only continue to grow.
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