Couples Who Smoke Pot Have Less Domestic Violence

August 27, 2014 7:58 am 1 comment

It’s about marijuana, and it’s about yimageset another reason to legalize it, decriminalize it, and, OK, make it a bit more affordable. A University of Buffalo news release reports that researchers at the school studied the pot smoking habits and incidences of domestic violence of 634 couples over a period of the first nine years of their marriage. What did they find? For one thing, more frequent pot smoking–more than two or three times a month- predicted less frequent domestic violence perpetrated by husbands. Also, husbands’ marijuana use predicted less violence perpetrated by wives. Wait, there’s more: couples in which both spouses smoked the most pot were the least likely to engage in domestic violence. Lead investigator Kenneth Leonard suggests that couples who smoke together “share similar values and social circles” and those similarities may reduce the likelihood of violence. Maybe. Or maybe the couples share a similar mellowness.

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  • More frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (two-to-three times per month or more often) predicted less frequent intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by husbands.
  • Husbands’ marijuana use also predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by wives.
  • Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV perpetration.
  • The relationship between marijuana use and reduced partner violence was most evident among women who did not have histories of prior antisocial behavior.

– See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/08/031.html#sthash.ykZRCHSa.dpuf

  • More frequent marijuana use by husbands and wives (two-to-three times per month or more often) predicted less frequent intimate partner violence (IPV) perpetration by husbands.
  • Husbands’ marijuana use also predicted less frequent IPV perpetration by wives.
  • Couples in which both spouses used marijuana frequently reported the least frequent IPV perpetration.
  • The relationship between marijuana use and reduced partner violence was most evident among women who did not have histories of prior antisocial behavior.

– See more at: http://www.buffalo.edu/news/releases/2014/08/031.html#sthash.ykZRCHSa.dpuf

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