STUDY: Do Couples Who Smoke Pot Together Stay Together?

New research indicates that frequent use of marijuana makes married couples less likely to commit violent acts against one another.

Researchers from Yale University, Rutgers, and University of Buffalo recruited a total of 634 couples from 1996 to 1999 in New York State. Each of the couples were in the process of applying for marriage licenses. They then followed their lives (via mail-in surveys) to find out how marijuana use affected their relationships.

Within the first year of marriage 37.1 percent of husbands committed acts of violence including slapping, choking, or beating. Additionally, the use of marijuana was measured by how often the couples used the drug. They were also asked how often they used alcohol.

Researchers hypothesized that the use of alcohol and marijuana would have the same effect on couples.This didn’t hold true: “More frequent marijuana use generally predicted less frequent (abuse) for both men and women over the first 9 years of marriage. Furthermore, they found that when both individuals in a relationship use marijuana (rather than one partner using and the other not using) they were least at risk for partner violence.

It was then determined that one of the side effects of marijuana may be reduced aggression and need for conflict.

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Celebrities You Won’t Believe Are Stoners

Morgan Freeman
Morgan Freeman

Freeman will “never give up the ganja.” To him, it’s “God’s own weed.”

Kirsten Dunst
Kirsten Dunst

The Spider-Man star has gone so far as to say that, “If everyone smoked weed, the world would be a better place.”

Stephen King
Stephen King

This popular horror novelist is open on his opinion that “there’s some pretty good homegrown dope.”

Martha Stewart
Martha Stewart

Martha Stewart is no stranger to cannabis. “Of course I know how to roll a joint,” she told interviewer Andy Cohen.

Ted Turner
Ted Turner

According to CNN anchor Gwen Scott, it was well known in the studio that Turner would regularly smoke marijuana in his office.

George Clooney
George Clooney

The proprietor of a Los Angeles marijuana dispensary has told reporters that Clooney is pretty much a regular there.

Rush Limbaugh
Rush Limbaugh

The notoriously conservative talk show host not only supports legalization, but he credits cannabis with helping him overcome an opiate addiction.

Susan Sarandon
Susan Sarandon

When asked on the talk show Watch What Happens Live to name an awards show she’d showed up high to, her response was simply “only one?”

Johnny Depp
Johnny Depp

While Depp has said that he believes marijuana is less dangerous than alcohol, he does insist he’s “not a great pothead or anything like that.”

Matt Damon
Matt Damon

Damon says his first time smoking pot was “at home with my mother and step-father.”

Harrison Ford
Harrison Ford

Although the actor himself hasn’t admitted to it, Bill Maher once urged the actor to come out of the “cannabis closet.”

Whoopi Goldberg
Whoopi Goldberg

Whoopi Goldberg admits that she was high when she accepted her Oscar for Best Supporting Actress.

Politicians
Politicians

There are way too many to name in one slideshow. President Obama, as well as his two predecessors, have all admitted to experimenting with Mary Jane, so has Secretary of State John Kerry, Sarah Palin, and Michael Bloomberg. Finally, something that transcends party lines, huh?

 

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