The casual use of marijuana is becoming increasingly accepted, or at least tolerated, in the United States.
According to The San Francisco Chronicle, 100 million Americans have used weed, with 15 million smoking in the last month and two million more people trying it each year.
According to The New York Times, citing Harvard economist Jeffrey Miron, Americans spend about $25 billion a year on weed.
Medical marijuana has created what amounts to the legalization of weed in 14 states so far, including California. Fortune magazine calls it “the greening of America.”