Nearly half of U.S. adults—49%—have tried cannabis, according to a Gallup poll, which also found 12% of U.S. adults use it regularly. It’s the highest level the polling company has ever reported for Americans that have tried cannabis since it started asking the question in 1970 when the level was 4%.
In 2019, the pollster found 45% of American adults had tried cannabis.
Nineteen percent of Americans born before 1945—called “traditionalists” have tried cannabis compared to 51% of millennials, 49% of Generation Xers, and half of baby boomers. Combined 2015-2021 data by Gallup shows 20% of millennials consume cannabis, along with 11% of Gen Xers, 9% of baby boomers, and 1% of traditionalists.