13 Percent Of Adults Say They Smoke Marijuana

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Thirteen percent of adults say they currently smoke marijuana, according to a new Gallup poll.

The percentage of adults who say they use marijuana today has nearly doubled from the number who reported using the drug in a 2013 poll.

The new poll also found that 43 percent of adults say they have tried marijuana.

Marijuana use is still prohibited by federal law, but the number of states that have legalized recreational marijuana has grown from two in 2013 to four today. Five states will also vote on whether to legalize marijuana in November.

Half of U.S. states also have some sort of medical marijuana law and four more will be voting in the fall on whether to legalize marijuana for medicinal use.

Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton and Republican nominee Donald Trump have both expressed support for medicinal marijuana.

According to the poll, people in the West – the location of the four states that have already legalized recreational marijuana use – are more likely to say they smoke marijuana than residents in other parts of the country.

The Gallup poll was conducted from July 13-17 among 1,023 adults. The margin of error is 5 percent.

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