Monday, December 17, 2012

Drug War Facts: How Many Stoners Are There in America?

By David Downs
Mon, Dec 17, 2012 at 10:40 AM

Last week, Snoop Lion went on and claimed he smokes 81 blunts a day, 7 days a week, which seems a bit excessive. But it got us thinking, 'How many other Americans out there smoke weed every day?'

The answer: about 5 million.

According to the 2011 National Survey on Drug Use and Health, "nearly 5.0 million persons used marijuana on a daily or almost daily basis over a 12-month period."

In 2011, about 18.1 million people used pot at least once in the past month, which is enough to be considered a "user."

Statistically, about 7,200 people will try pot for the first time today. Their average age: 17.5

[via Drug War Facts, National Survey on Drug Use and Health]

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