A Pew Research survey showed that Americans prefer legal cannabis over legal tobacco, a societal shift that should come as no surprise to anyone who has not been living under a rock for the past several years. 

The survey indicated that 59% of American adults believe marijuana should be legal for both medical and recreational use, while 30% approve of cannabis exclusively for medical use. By contrast, the CDC, which views tobacco as the leading cause of preventable death, reported last month that only 57% of American adults would support “a policy prohibiting the sale of all tobacco products.” No surprise there either.

The recent Pew study upholds an August 2022 Gallup poll that found more Americans (16%) said they smoke marijuana than had <a …

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