Monday saw the release of the results of the “Weed and the American Family” poll. This is a new survey which was carried out by Marist Poll and Yahoo News. The study targeted various aspects, from the family view on marijuana to its social acceptability, and more. It also questioned its responders as to their past and current use.
Also, it revealed that most of the U.S. adults smoked pot at least once and that some continue doing so even today. According to the poll, about 52 percent of the people over 18 involved in the study have tried smoking marijuana at one point in their lives. Among them, 44 percent allegedly still smoke pot to this very day.
The Weed and the American Family Poll Came With Some Quite Interesting Results
Presently, marijuana is federally classified as a ‘Schedule I’ drug, on the same level with heroin, for example. However, the poll found that the American attitude and view on the drug has changed. This new, Yahoo-Marist survey determined that 65 percent of all the study respondents are parents.
The Weed and the American Family poll also showed that parents seem to be more worried about their kids smoking cigarettes when compared to marijuana. These results held when talking to the other side as well. Children involved in the survey stated that their parents would be ‘more upset’ if they found out that they have been smoking tobacco.
However, not all areas of the poll pulled in such even results. The responses to pot legalization, for one, were varied. According to the report, about 83 percent of the participants support the legalization of medical marijuana. However, they are quite evenly split when it comes to its recreational policy. While some 49 percent seem to support this, 47 percent are against it.
The results paper also stated that “Americans’ opinions about marijuana are shaped by their experience with it. Their relationships and lifestyles are reinforced by these experiences.”
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