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Photo: Nikolay Doychinov/Getty Images

A new survey indicates that more than 80% of Americans are reportedly in favor of legalizing marijuana for medical or recreational purposes, but more than half of those surveyed dislike marijuana's odor in public settings.

By the numbers: Per the study results from PSB Research, Civilized, Burson Cohn & Wolfe and Buzzfeed News, nearly one-quarter of Americans claim to "hate" the stench, with public consumption on the rise in the 10 states that have legalized the drug.

  • 23% of Americans surveyed described the trace of marijuana in public as a "major problem," while 28% said it was a minor problem.
  • 23% of Americans said: "I hate when I smell cannabis in public."
  • 41% said they neither notice, nor care.
  • 21% said it was not a problem.
  • Among current cannabis consumers in the U.S., one-third said having to smell the substance in public is an issue, and 10% called it a major problem.

Go deeper: 4/20 sells high: Corporate America embraces marijuana's big day

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NY declares state of emergency amid concerns over Omicron COVID variant

Governor Kathy Hochul makes an announcement about a new plan transforming Penn Station on Nov. 3, 2021. Photo: Lev Radin/Pacific Press/LightRocket via Getty Images

New York Gov. Kathy Hochul on Friday declared a state of emergency amid rising COVID-19 cases and the newly-identified Omicron variant of the virus.

Driving the news: The declaration enables the state to acquire supplies to fight a potential surge in cases, increase hospital capacity and combat potential staff shortages, NBC's local affiliate reports.

2 hours ago - Health

First cases of COVID-19 Omicron variant discovered in U.K.

People wearing masks walk in London on Nov. 25. Photo: Li Ying/Xinhua via Getty Images

Two cases of the new COVID-19 Omicron variant were detected in the United Kingdom overnight, the U.K. Health Security Agency announced Saturday.

Why it matters: The discovery comes as the world scrambles to respond to concerns over the new variant, discovered in South Africa earlier this week.

Updated 3 hours ago - Economy & Business

Americans are super-sizing their holiday travel

Illustration: Sarah Grillo/Axios

Americans are rushing back into holiday travel, and many are taking even longer trips now than they did before the pandemic began.

The big picture: After skipping Thanksgiving and Christmas gatherings last year, many people are eager to maximize this year's celebrations with friends and family. And flexible remote working arrangements make that easier than ever.