By Natalie Rahhal Deputy Health Editor For Dailymail.com
Published: 16:58 BST, 20 September 2019 | Updated: 16:58 BST, 20 September 2019
Marijuana is more legal than ever in the US - and one in 25 adults takes advantage of that by using the drug daily, a new study reveals.
University of Nebraska scientists found the drug has become overwhelmingly popular, whether people need it for medical conditions or not.
It is still more commonly used by younger people with medical issues, according to the survey results: 11.2 percent of people between 18 and 24 who have one or more medical condition are daily users.
Although nearly half of those who had medical conditions said they only used marijuana to treat these conditions, the vast majority also said they're smoking it, exposing themselves to many of the same toxic chemicals in cigarettes.
Nearly one in 25 Americans reports using marijuana every day - for whether the need it for a medical condition or not, according to a new University of Nebraska study
Medical marijuana is now legal 33 states in the US - and for recreational use in 11 - and the new study suggests patients are eagerly welcoming the access.
As of July, over three million Americans are medical marijuana patients, according to the the Marijuana Policy Project.
By the new survey's estimate, those with one or more medical problem are more likely to use marijuana than those