1.Support for Marijuana Exceeds Opposition

According to this survey, 53% of Americans think that marijuana should be legal, compared with 44% that think it should remain illegal. Over the last few years, Americans’ opinions have changed drastically about this subject.

2. Almost Half of America Has Tried Marijuana

This National Survey on drug use concludes that 49% of Americans have tried marijuana (as of 2012). This makes it the most commonly used illicit drug in the US.

3. Nearly 7 in 10 Americans’ Believe Alcohol is More Harmful to Health Than Marijuana

According to a February 2014 survey, 69% of Americans believe that alcohol is more harmful to a person’s health. Even if marijuana were to become as widely available as alcohol, this trend would continue.

4. A Majority of Americans Do Not Favor Public Smoking

Although support for cannabis has grown tremendously, people still do not like the idea of people smoking marijuana in public. Most don’t seem to mind if someone were to smoke in their own home, but believe it should remain a private use.