Here are some facts about Americans and marijuana from Pew Research Center surveys and other sources.
Around nine-in-ten Americans favor some form of marijuana legalization, according to an April 2021 survey.
Public support for marijuana legalization differs widely by age and party. Older adults are far less likely than younger ones to support marijuana legalization for both recreational and medical uses, according to the April survey. And Democrats and Democratic-leaning independents are more likely than Republicans and GOP leaners to support the legalization of marijuana for both purposes (72% vs. 47%).
Fewer than half of U.S. adults, 46%, say they have ever used marijuana, according to the 2019 National Survey on Drug Use and Health.