More than 50 percent of Americans changed their minds about intentions to smoke marijuana based on ramifications — or lack thereof — set forth by their state of residency, according to new research released today at the American Public Health Association’s 2016 Annual Meeting in Denver.

Researchers from the Yale School of Public Health  sampled more than 500 people living in five states where marijuana legalization is on voting ballots for 2016 Election Day (Arizona, California, Massachusetts, Florida) or likely will be in coming years (Michigan), asking if people would be influenced to legally buy marijuana based on four factors:

  • the price of a gram of marijuana;
  • whether or not a marijuana smoker could be be arrested for public use;
  • whether or not employers could fire employees for marijuana use away from work; and
  • whether or not a state can maintain records of each marijuana sale.

Read the release in its entirety.

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