Legalizing Weed Doesn't Necessarily Mean More People Would Smoke It
State marijuana policies could have a big influence on how many people use the drug, according to a new study.By Ryan Biek | November 1, 2016
Will legalizing marijuana increase the number of users? That depends on the details.
New research from the Yale School of Public Health found state policies surrounding the use of marijuana could have a big effect on how many people use it.
One of the biggest influences? The right to fire an employee. The study found if state law prevented companies from firing employees for using marijuana on their personal time, the number of users would jump by 9 percent.