A new Gallup poll has revealed that nearly one in four young adults in the United States is a cannabis user. The results of the telephone poll were released by the research company on Wednesday.
The poll found that 24 percent of adults age 18-29 years old said that they “regularly” or “occasionally” use or smoke marijuana. For all adult age groups overall, 13 percent of Americans said that they smoke pot, with 5 percent saying they used it regularly and 8 percent claiming occasional use.
Thirteen percent of those 30-49 years old said that they were cannabis users. The poll showed that 11 percent of adults 50-64 years old were weed smokers and for those 65 and older the figure was 6 percent.
By geographic region, more adults in the West, at 20 percent, admitted to using cannabis than any other area of the country. All other regions reported significantly lower and similar rates of cannabis use. In the East, 12 percent of adults said that they smoked weed. In the South, the figure was 11 percent, while 10 percent of Midwesterners said that they were pot smokers.
All three coastal states in the West, California, Oregon, and Washington, plus Nevada and Colorado, have legalized the recreational use and sale of cannabis.
Use of Tobacco Products Also Gauged
The same study also asked respondents about their use and opinions of tobacco products including cigarettes, cigars, pipes, chewing tobacco, and vaping. The poll found that 20 percent of adults nationwide smoke cigarettes and that …