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Thread: Gallup on Americans and marijuana, 8 - 12 July 2015

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    Gallup on Americans and marijuana, 8 - 12 July 2015

    These data are based on a July 8-12 Gallup poll, which came on the heels of the latest victory for pro-marijuana legalization advocates when, on July 1, Oregon joined Colorado, Alaska, Washington and the District of Columbia in making recreational use legal.
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    Though Americans younger than age 30 are most likely to say they currently smoke pot (18%), adults between the ages of 30 and 64 are most likely to say they have ever tried it. The latter group includes many baby boomers, who accounted for the sharp increase in admitted use Gallup found between 1969 and 1973. Few adults in the 65 and older age group, which includes the oldest boomers, say they currently smoke marijuana (3%), and they are the least likely to say they have ever tried it (22%).

    The more often one attends religious services, the less likely he or she is to admit to using or trying marijuana. Similarly, those who have no religious affiliation are much more likely to say they smoke marijuana (18%) than adults who identify themselves as Catholic (6%) or Protestant (5%).

    Men (13%) are more than twice as likely as women (6%) to say they use marijuana. Nearly half of men have at least tried it, compared with 35% of women.

    [Detailed chart follows] Marijuana Usage and Experimentation in the U.S., by Subgroup

    http://www.gallup.com/poll/184298/fo...campaign=tiles

    Remember those SOCIAL SURVEY robo-calls you keep dodging?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Nightmare View Post
    SNIP Remember those SOCIAL SURVEY robo-calls you keep dodging?
    <chuckle> The survey companies could end the failed drug war. Just ask a new question: "Would you vote for a candidate who supported making a criminal out of a marijuana user?"

    Given the sometimes narrow margins in elections, if the politicians see the number of "no's" is greater than their margin of victory, wanta take bets on how fast marijuana is decriminalized nationwide?
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