Why do men want to legalize pot more than women do?

Recent polling in presidential swing states suggests that the majority of Ohio and Florida voters support the legalization of marijuana for recreational use. Pennsylvania voters were mixed on the issue. And for some reason, men were far more likely than women to approve of legal cannabis.

In Quinnipiac polling of Florida voters from September 25 to October 5, 57 percent of men approved of legal marijuana compared to 46 percent of women. And if marijuana were legalized for recreational use in Florida, 70 percent of women say they would ‘definitely not use’ the drug, compared to only 59 percent of men.

Similarly, 59 percent of male Ohio voters support marijuana legalization, compared to 47 percent of female voters. And 71 percent of women, and only 57 percent of men, said they would ‘definitely not use’ the drug if it were legalized.

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