20% Of Millennials Smoke Weed And 46 States Don’t Even Offer Recreational Cannabis
That is the only word to describe the new gallop polls that show that not only do 1 in 8 Americans smoke weed already, but that 20% of millennials smoke weed regularly right now in America. That is a good and hefty number if we are talking full legalization at the federal level across the US, but considering this number is already at 20% with only 4 states have recreational marijuana laws. That means, unless you have a medical card for a medical condition, you can’t get marijuana legally in 46 states.
How are 1 in 5 millennials getting high? Yes, 24 states have a medical marijuana program so that is a nice chunk of the answer right there.
We may hit a 50% millennials rate if we get a federal law in place or 10 to 15 more states vote for medical and/or recreational this November. That is a staggering number to big pharmaceutical companies that rely on young people to get hooked into their blood pressure pills and stress medications.
The full article appeared on Fox News, titled “1 In 8 Adult American’s Smoke Pot” which you can read by clicking here.
People's age and religiousness played key roles in whether they had ever tried marijuana, the Gallup researchers found. Nearly 1 in 5 U.S. adults under age 30 said they currently use marijuana, according to the poll. In each of the older age groups the researchers looked at, no more than 1 in 10 people said they currently use marijuana.
However, more adults ages 30 to 49 and 50 to 64 said they had ever tried marijuana than adults ages 18 to 29. Nearly half of the adults ages 30 to 64 had tried the drug at least once in their life, whereas only 38 percent of people ages 18 to 29 reported having tried marijuana, the researchers found. The older groups may have been more likely to have tried the drug simply because they've had more years to do so, or because attitudes toward marijuana have changed over time, the researchers wrote.