In a recent survey of Americans, nearly one-third of respondents said they had smoked marijuana in the past 30 days, and nearly one in three said they smoked it for medicinal purposes.
However, the percentage of Americans who say they have smoked marijuana for medicinal reasons has decreased by a whopping 25 percentage points since 2000.
In fact, the share of Americans with a marijuana-based medical use in the last 30 days has dropped to just 4 percent, according to the latest Gallup survey, which is also conducted every other year.
In 2000, nearly 8 in 10 Americans said they smoke marijuana for medical purposes.
Now, only 5 percent of Americans say they smoke for medicinal uses.
A growing number of states have legalized marijuana for recreational use, and a majority of Americans support it.
However – as we reported earlier this month – it is still illegal to grow, sell, or possess marijuana in most states.
The United States is home to some of the most violent states in the world, with at least 17 people per 100,000 murdered on American soil in 2015, according the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime.
This month, the Supreme Court will hear oral arguments in two cases related to marijuana, Proposition 64 and the National Voter Registration Act, both of which would require voters to show identification to vote in most state elections.