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† The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found there were more than 17 million regular marijuana users in the United States in 2010, a 20 percent jump in just three years. The study also showed 2.4 million people 12 and older used marijuana for the first time in 2010 compared to 2.2 million people in 2002, a 9 percent rise. By far, marijuana was the most widely used drug, the survey found.

† A Gallup poll released Oct. 17 showed 50 percent of Americans sur­veyed said marijuana use should be legal, up from 46 percent in 2010.

† A poll conducted last year by the Washington Post and ABC News found more than 81 percent of Americans surveyed said they support legalization of the drug for medical purposes.

More Americans Lighting Up:

— The National Survey on Drug Use and Health found there were more than 17 million regular marijuana users in the United States in 2010, a 20 percent jump over just three years. The study also showed 2.4 million people ages 12 or older used marijuana for the first time in 2010 compared to 2.2 million people in 2002, a 9 percent rise. By far, marijuana was the most widely used drug, the survey found.

— A Gallup poll released Oct. 17 showed 50 percent of Americans surveyed said marijuana use should be legal, up from 46 percent.

— Another poll conducted last year by The Washington Post and ABC News found more than 81 percent of Americans surveyed said they support legalization of the drug for medical purposes.



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