Hashing It Out: A Survey of Programmers' Cannabis Usage, Perception, and Motivation

  title={Hashing It Out: A Survey of Programmers' Cannabis Usage, Perception, and Motivation},
  author={Madeline Endres and Kevin F. Boehnke and Westley Weimer},
  journal={2022 IEEE/ACM 44th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE)},
Cannabis is one of the most common mind-altering substances. It is used both medicinally and recreationally and is enmeshed in a complex and changing legal landscape. Anecdotal evidence suggests that some software developers may use cannabis to aid some programming tasks. At the same time, anti-drug policies and tests remain common in many software engineering environments, sometimes leading to hiring shortages for certain jobs. Despite these connections, little is actually known about the… 

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