Motherhood and Marijuana

My new post at 538 looks at whether motherhood affects political attitudes, including attitudes toward marijuana.  It speaks to the trend toward acceptance of marijuana and what, if anything, might slow that trend.  It seems logical, as Megan McArdle has suggested, that becoming a parent might make you less supportive of legalized marijuana.  I draw on some recent research from political scientist Jill Greenlee to address that possibility.  The answer?  Don’t expect motherhood to matter much.

NY Times did not include the link to the research itself.  Here it is (gated).

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One Response to Motherhood and Marijuana

  1. Andrew Gelman October 24, 2011 at 10:22 pm #


    You write, “NY Times did not include the link to the research itself.” Does this mean that you put the link into the blog you sent them, and then they took the link out? That would be a bit tacky (although consistent with this correction-without-acknowledgment from Reuters).