Would You Use Pot if it Were Legal? Here’s What Americans Say

Exactly how many people might start smoking marijuana in states where it becomes legal could vary widely depending on the specifics of each state’s laws, such as whether employers can fire someone for smoking it, according to a new study.

In fact, more than 50 percent of Americans surveyed for the study changed their minds about whether they would smoke pot, depending on whether the laws specified certain penalties, the study found.

“Legalization isn’t a ‘yes or no’ question,” said lead researcher Mike McLaughlin, a doctoral candidate at the Yale School of Public Health, who presented the findings here today (Oct. 31) at the meeting of the American Public Health Association. “There are a lot of details that policymakers need to work out if legalization is going to be implemented.”

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