Why Women Oppose Marijuana Legalization More Than Men

Opposition to marijuana use may reflect disapproval of promiscuity.

Although women tend to be more politically liberal than men on many issues, they are more conservative on some, and are more likely to oppose legalizing marijuana. A recent study examined this and found that people who have ever used marijuana are more likely to support legalization, and these people are more likely to be men than women (Elder & Greene, 2018). Other research suggests that attitudes towards drugs are influenced by reproductive strategies, so that those who…