Percentage of Americans Who Used Marijuana in 2012

in Substance Abuse

According to the  National Survey on Drug Use and Health, 7.3 percent of people in the United States over the age of 12 regularly used marijuana in 2012. The percentage of Americans using marijuana increased from 7 percent in 2011 and 5.8 percent in 2007.

9.2 percent of the US population over the age of 12 abused some sort of illegal substance in 2012, with marijuana being the most used.

(Prices of marijuana by country.)

Source:  Donna Leinwand Legar, “More Americans are using marijuana,” USA Today, September 4, 2013.

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