How and why have attitudes about cannabis legalization changed so much?

@article{Felson2019HowAW,
  title={How and why have attitudes about cannabis legalization changed so much?},
  author={Jacob Felson and Amy Adamczyk and Christopher Thomas},
  journal={Social science research},
  year={2019},
  volume={78},
  pages={
          12-27
        }
}

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