A landmark poll by Gallup Consulting shows that the number of people admitting to smoking marijuana in the U.S. is at an all-time high and has surpassed the number of smokers for the first time, The Hill reported Aug. 28. Gallup's data show that 16 percent of Americans smoke marijuana, up from 12 percent last year and more than twice the historic low of 7 percent. The number of Americans who have smoked in the last week, on the other hand, dropped to 11 percent, down from 16 percent last year and well below the peak of 45 percent in the 1950s. The Hill reports that six more U.S. states will vote on marijuana legalization bills in this November's midterm elections. If the relevant bills are passed, half of the U.S. will have legalized recreational marijuana.
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