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(CNN) — As laws across the country become less restrictive, more Americans are reporting using marijuana regularly than ever before, according to a new survey by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration.

The National Survey on Drug Use and Health — the largest of its kind — is done annually. Results from the past five years have shown a steady increase in weed use. Last year was no exception.

In 2012, about 7.3% of Americans ages 12 or older reported regularly using marijuana. That’s up from 7% of Americans in 2011. Although it’s only a slight increase, the real contrast exists between 2012 and 2007, when 5.8% of Americans said they regularly used weed.

These numbers could represent an increase in use among Americans, or simply an increase in the number of people who felt OK reporting use of the drug on a national survey.

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