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How Many Adults In The United States Have Tried Cannabis?

Washington, DC: More than half of Americans ages 18 and older acknowledge having consumed cannabis, according to nationwide survey data provided by

Fifty-two percent of respondents admitted having tried marijuana during their lifetimes, including 63 percent of those between the ages of 45 and 64.

By contrast, those respondents between the ages of 18 and 29 years old were among those least likely to report having had prior experience with cannabis (37 percent).

Consistent with prior surveys, smoking was the most common way adults consumed cannabis.

Two-thirds of those with a history of cannabis use said that their experiences were “very or somewhat positive.”

The data is consistent with 2021 survey data provided by Gallup reporting that an estimated 50 percent of US adults have consumed cannabis at some point in their lives.

Additional polling information is available from

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