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Really High Noon In The Nevada Desert

Really High Noon In The Nevada Desert

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Cannabis-smoking couples are ‘less likely to engage in domestic violence’

Cannabis-smoking couples are ‘less likely to engage in domestic violence’

Heather Saul Husbands and wives who frequently smoke cannabis are less likely to engage in domestic violence than those who consume the drug less regularly, a new study has suggested. Researchers from Yale University, University of Buffalo and Rutgers followed 634 married couples for nine years. They found that when couples used cannabis three times or more each month reported the lowest number domestic violence incidents (intimate partner violence) over the first nine years of marriage. Intimate partner violence (IPV) was defined by the researchers as acts of physical aggressions, including hitting, beating and chocking. The couples completed regular questionnaires throughout the study on how often they used the drug and other substances, such as alcohol. They were also asked to report violence from their spouse within the last year, and any violent acts that had occurred during the year before marriage. The study concluded that the more often both spouses smoked cannabis, the less likely they were to engage in domestic violence. Lead researcher Kenneth Leonard, director of the UB Research Institute on Addictions, said the findings suggest cannabis use is predictive of lower levels of aggression towards a person’s partner, but only over the course of a year. “As in other survey studies of marijuana and partner violence, our study examines patterns of marijuana use and the occurrence of violence within a year period,” he said. “It does not examine whether using marijuana on a given day reduces the likelihood of violence at that time.” Mr Leonard noted other factors could be responsible for the link between husbands and wives who use cannabis and lower rates of domestic violence. “It is possible, for example, that — similar to a drinking partnership — couples who use marijuana together may share similar values and social circles,” said Mr Leonard, “and it is this similarity that is responsible for reducing the likelihood of conflict.” The authors suggested chronic cannabis users exhibit “blunted emotional reaction to threat stimuli” which could also reduce the likelihood of aggressive behaviour. Mr Leonard is now hoping for further research examining day-to-day cannabis and alcohol use and the likelihood of domestic violence occurring on the same day before drawing stronger conclusions. The study was published in the online edition of Psychology of Addictive Behaviors in August.
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8-Year-Old Girl Was Having 20,000 Seizures A Year And Was Given Only A Few Months To Live Until She Tried THIS Illegal Treatment

8-Year-Old Girl Was Having 20,000 Seizures A Year And Was Given Only A Few Months To Live Until She Tried THIS Illegal Treatment

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Status Report: This is what Colorado looks like 6 months after legalization

Status Report: This is what Colorado looks like 6 months after legalization

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10 Biggest Pot Myths, Debunked by Science

10 Biggest Pot Myths, Debunked by Science

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Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis, Ecstasy: How Big is the Global Drug Trade?

Cocaine, Heroin, Cannabis, Ecstasy: How Big is the Global Drug Trade?

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Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Cannabis

Debunking the 5 Biggest Myths About Cannabis

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250 Cities Worldwide Take Part In Cannabis March

250 Cities Worldwide Take Part In Cannabis March

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24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America

24 Mind-Blowing Facts About Marijuana Production in America

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18 Members Of Congress Ask Obama To Reschedule Cannabis

18 Members Of Congress Ask Obama To Reschedule Cannabis

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18 Members of Congress Formally Ask Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

18 Members of Congress Formally Ask Obama to Reschedule Marijuana

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UK’s First Marijuana ‘Overdose’?

UK’s First Marijuana ‘Overdose’?

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President Obama says marijuana is ‘less dangerous’ than alcohol – but the drug is still off limits for Sasha and Malia

President Obama says marijuana is ‘less dangerous’ than alcohol – but the drug is still off limits for Sasha and Malia

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Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America’s next corporate titan?

Big Cannabis: will legal weed grow to be America’s next corporate titan?

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Pushing 80 and given two weeks to live, dying patient cures by cannabis

Pushing 80 and given two weeks to live, dying patient cures by cannabis

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Who Orchestrated the Prohibition of Marijuana?

Who Orchestrated the Prohibition of Marijuana?

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Woman Uses Raw Cannabis Juice In Place of 40 Medications

Woman Uses Raw Cannabis Juice In Place of 40 Medications

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Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?

Hemp Could Free Us From Oil, Prevent Deforestation, Cure Cancer and It’s Environmentally Friendly – So Why Is It Illegal?

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There Is No Mistaking The Evidence, Cannabis Cures Cancer

There Is No Mistaking The Evidence, Cannabis Cures Cancer

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Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong? Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

Still Believe Nature Got It Wrong? Top 10 Health Benefits of Marijuana

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