Smoking Marijuana Reduces the Likelihood of Domestic Violence
It was a popular public opinion that Marijuana cause car accidents, aggression, crimes, and other similar unwanted actions. However, the latest study breaks down the old stereotypes and presents a new approach to this material. It is a natural product that helps to calm the irritated nervous system and get rid of negative thoughts.
The New Research
U.S. researchers have found that there are far fewer cases of domestic violence among couples who are smoking marijuana together. Experts add that this is not only due to the effects of cannabis on the brain, but also due to the fact that couples who use this product might share similar values, have the same attitude towards life, and belong to the same social level. These factors significantly reduce the likelihood of conflicts.
The study was conducted by specialists from the Buffalo School of Public Health and Care and specialists from the Harmful Habits Research Institute. 634 couples were observed during the experiment that was held in New York. The results revealed that the more these couples smoked marijuana, the less likely they were to engage in violent situations in family.
Couples who were in a marriage nine or more years confirmed that men who used marijuana with their wives at least three times a week were less likely to be violent against them in the future. By the way, the same was observed among women. By using marijuana with their husbands, they were much less likely to initiate conflict situations. This was observed strictly among people who had no records of antisocial behavior or chemical drug use. These results suggest that the level of anger felt by your partner might be significantly reduced by using natural products of marijuana.
Conclusions of the Research
The researchers explained that the models of marijuana usage and violence were examined statistically over the year, but the fact that the violence was specific on the day of smoking or after was not taken into account. The same attitude is chosen in many similar studies. It is likely that couples who use marijuana together may share similar social and moral values, and this similarity results in a reduced likelihood of conflicts and domestic violence.
The study revealed that marijuana does not increase or even reduce the likelihood of any harmful conflict situations in families that might cause physical injuries, emotional stress, or even death. However, before publishing all the conclusions of this study, the scientists would like to repeat these studies, looking at the behavior of families who use cannabis and alcohol on a day-to-day basis. Moreover, the possibility of violence between close partners immediately after smoking the joint of marijuana might be examined. The most important note of the researchers is that marijuana is not as harmful as any kind of chemical drug substances. However, this research is not a promotion to start smoking joints. The results of this study were published in the journal of Psychology of Addictive Behavior.