Why Couples Should Smoke Weed Together

Why Couples Should Smoke Weed Together

We may have found the key to marital peace!
It’s green, it’s pungent, and it’s the
cause for nearly 1 million arrests every year.
Hey everyone, Laci Green here for DNews. The
notion that people who smoke weed are non-violent
peace lovers may be more than just a stereotype.
A new study in the journal Psychology of Addictive
Behaviors has found that couples that smoke
weed together have staggeringly lower levels
of domestic violence. Couples where both spouses
smoked at least a few times a month — which
was the highest end of the researchers’
scale — had the lowest levels of violence
in the study. The study looked at 638 newly-wedded
couples over the course of 9 years. The couples
each did an initial interview and then subsequent
interviews after one year, 2, 4, 7, and then
9 years. Part of the data collection included
reporting their marijuana usage and instances
of aggression within the relationship.
The researchers say that this means marijuana
use can help predict violence levels over
the next year – but they don’t know if smoking
weed has the power to influence violence levels
on any given day. The sample is also limited
to straight couples in their first marriage.
Veeeery interesting. Of course, the temptation
is to jump to the conclusion that weed makes
people more peaceful – but there may be other
reasons why this connection exists. They’ll
need to do more research to know for sure.
One reason that couples that smoke together
are more peaceful may because they’re more
likely to share core values and social circles,
making them less likely to fight. The researchers
also describe the possibility of a “positive
effect” – which is basically science-speak
for “people feel happy when they’re high
so they’re less likely to fight.” Another
mechanism on the table builds on previous
research – we know that marijuana users have
dulled reactions to threats and aggression,
making them less likely to initiate aggressive
What’s even more interesting is that this
study was funded in part by the National Institute
for Drug Abuse – an institution that is well-known
for it’s strong position against recreational
marijuana use. The study adds to the growing
body of research about the effects of marijuana
on individuals, their relationships, their
lives and work. Here in the US, we really
are amidst a giant green flurry. Some of you
may recall last month the New York Times did
a huge marijuana issue which called for legalization
on the front of the Sunday paper in big, bold
letters. About half the country now allows
medical marijuana with a prescription, in
2 states it’s fully legal. Researchers are
watching Colorado like a hawk – AND the federal
government has upped its marijuana research
quota. Now they’ll be growing 650 kilograms
of weed. Last year they grew 21.
I expect the research will continue to avalanche
in the coming months and years and perhaps
more policies will be changing in response.
Thanks for joining me for Dnews, we’ll see
you next time.

99 thoughts on “Why Couples Should Smoke Weed Together

  • now just legalize it <3
    Its a plant and it truly does help calm the nerves for those who may suffer from anxiety.  I use to be completely against marijuana but once I understood what it was and how it works, my point of view completely changed.  It's not some drug that will kill you or ruin your life.  Its something that grows on this earth and is meant to help.

  • I love how she puts this much research into pot but still touts those false gender wage gap and 1/4 rape stats. Confirmation bias is a bitch, an irritating feminist bitch.

  • Crazy, The legalization of marijuana is coming is no matter if u like it or not. People drink like its no big deal but hundreds of thousands of people die from it eatch year like its no big deal but the government is ok with that. Is it population control ? Maby marijuana is the best medicine EVER Its better that having Dr's shoving pill down your throat.

  • Wow, the amount of people that are brainwashed into thinking Cannabis is the worst possible thing on Earth is astounding. I was once brainwashed like you. But since trying Cannabis, I see how wonderful it truly is. Open your eyes people.

  • Because we all know that marijuana users are more likely to be open to ideas and compromise. Unlike Alcohol which leads to confrontation and violence.

  • Once i was smoking weed with my mate after a party. I was really really highhhhh but as i was smoking i see my other friend getting jumped by some guys and I suddenly sparked into action, ran in swinging. I later realized i wasn't high anymore when just 5- 10 min ago i was barely able to stand. I guess your body can easily override the high in time of sudden need and high adrenaline.

  • You can't honestly say weed needs to be illegal when both alcohol and tobacco are legal and socially accepted by people even though those two drugs are both way worse then weed is. The lack of logic prevents your opinion from being taken serious. You can't say "oh well people can use it to much and it can negatively affect their life" Because the same thing happens with alcohol and tobacco all the time.. But the undeniable difference is that both alcohol and tobacco contain stuff that kills and makes people sick, and weed doesn't do either. As long as someone is of age and smokes or uses weed in whatever way they choose to responsibly then there isn't anything wrong with it.. Just like alcohol can be used responsibly and not abused, so can marijuana. If you're against weed being legal then logically you have to be against alcohol and tobacco from being legal and never drink alcohol or smoke tobacco again, and if you're someone who judges people who smoke weed, you would also need to bitch at every adult you see having a drink and look at them in disgust just like you do with people who smoke or use marijuana.

  • Couldn't it just be that couples who are not violent by nature are simply more likely to smoke weed, rather than the other way around?

  • I've been with my girlfriend for 10 months when we meant we both smoked weed 3 months Into the relationship we both quit we have been fine we both have jobs now & life Is going smooth we vape with out nicotine btw & I don't see myself smoking weed people I know around me are falling victim to something so harmless & are caught up In the hype & aren't focused on life & live to smoke weed they are becoming bums moral of the story It's not such a good Idea at all for couples to smoke together I learned that the hard way It was a big Issue for me & my girlfriend for the first 3 months of are relationship ✌

  • alcohol makes people to fight.
    so there should be more coffeeshops then bar's / cafe's  !

    just ban Alc. and make weed legal

  • my wife and I have been smoke for over 24 yrs. together. she runs a million dollar company and I own my own company and life is great. stay of the booze and you will be fine.

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    Any other weed smokers read the comments just to laugh at the ignorance?

  • If Marijuana is legalized, strict laws need to be placed that forbid tampering with it, because the greedy corporations that sell the weed would probably make it harmful by adding something to it in an attempt to make it more addicting, just like what they've done to tobacco.

  • Oh God, really? Laci Green? One of the most cancerous, idiotic, fake individuals on the internet – and you give her camera time?

    Instant dislike.

  • Why do so many people think smoking weed cant improve your life? You can love weed and not be a total burn out. Just like how people can love alcohol and not be a alcoholic. WOW WHAT A CONCEPT!

  • Oh my Laci Green! More of her please! She's so delightfully genuine and compassionate! What a charismatic woman! such a great role-model.

  • umm there is no need to add anything to tobacco nicotine is very additive all on its own now did the companys who sell and so
    d tobacco know thos and lie amd or cover up how addictive it is absolutely for decades

  • You guys know it's better to put weed in a brownie (specifically a chocolate one 😉 ) or a muffin (also chocolate) Than to smoke it just saying you have choices is all If you reply to me in a negative way I will ignore you as "The only winning move is not to play" (will reply to more intelligent people)

  • idk about stoner couples, every stoner couple i know bicker none stop and get irritated about everything and they cant smoke without the other one there. Also when we smoke i have to smoke two people up while they selfishly load a tiny bowl saying, "we have to smoke more weed because their is two of us"

  • Why not ban alcohol? I love drinking..but I'll choose a bowl over a bottle any day. Drinking HAS killed people. Even alcohol poisoning. Smokin tree don't do shit but make you wanna Jam a Wiz khalifa beat and freestyle

  • Yap its true that with out cannabis im so aggresive… i just can explode at anyone at any time… no matter if i know the person or no i just break ppl.. but when i smoke dem im so peaceful i dont even scream on my cat when she poo on tho floor.. i just take a deep breath then smile and clean the poo out and happy… ye this thing is wierd but i do like it lot as do my girl friend)))). By the way guys i have a question for you do you ever had something like this ? and next question is about cats.. when i smoke at my room my cat gets crazy asf but it looks like cat just happy but could it by that cannabis catches her to just from the smoke that i breath out after in the air at my room ??

  • "take out the trash"
    Sober: Fuck you I'm watching the game!
    High: Of course! (doesn't take out trash, but comes back with food like 9 hours later)

  • Also about marijuana
    Cannabis smoke contains many of the same cancer causing substances (carcinogens) as tobacco – at least 50 of them.

    One of these carcinogens is benzyprene. Benzyprene is in the tar of both tobacco and cannabis cigarettes. We know that benzyprene causes cancer. It alters a gene called p53, which is a tumour suppressor gene. We know that 3 out of 4 lung cancers (75%) occur in people who have faulty p53 genes. The p53 gene is also linked to many other cancers.

    Cannabis also contains a substance called THC (tetrahydrocannabinol). It is the THC in the cannabis that changes your mood and behaviour. The amount of THC in a cannabis cigarette varies considerably. Researchers have shown that THC causes benzpyrene to promote the p53 gene to change.

  • Let me tell you what weed does to you
    So if you have a brain you have dopamine and that dopamine is going to your brain to make you feel happy. What weed does is it copies your dopamine and your brain has more dopamine then you should need so your brain shuts the "real" dopamine down and that's why you will feel shitty the next day and weed has twice as much tar in it then a cigarette does

  • how many riots have ever occurred by pot smokers??? and how many from alcohol?? if anything the pot smokers are on the sidelines watching the drunks saying "man this is crazy…hey puff puff pass dude"

  • Looking at this video, one must seriously question if any of the producer or host have any aptitude in science. Correlationship =/= Causation.

  • hi everyone ,if anyone else needs to find out about best effective way to stop smoking try Alkarno Smoke Stopper Alchemist (do a search on google ) ? Ive heard some extraordinary things about it and my friend got great results with it.

  • Every weed smoker I know has a hair-trigger temper and a very unhappy bearing. They are violent and NOT peaceful. Fortunately they are so useless they lose every fight they start. They also drink and smoke tobacco too. Having said that, I believe in legalisation.

  • Less violence? A 2016 study in Psychological Medicine found a seven-fold increased risk for violent behavior due to marijuana use.

  • I only smoke when I am with my boyfriend. His tolerance is way higher than mine, but when we get stoned, we have a great time, and the sex is amazing!

  • If a few times a month is the top tier of the study, it looks like it was intentionally skewed to slant in favor of pot smoking.

  • to me if you got to smoke to be happy during the marriage your not gonna know if you are truly happy with them

  • My bf smoke pot everyday, he seem to get moody or pissed off with things easily. I was worried as recently he seems to get sooo tired all the time.. But i love the smell of this plant, i got no problem with him smoking it tho.

  • If this video promotes weed yet channels that promote weed gets band on YouTube. Then YouTube sucks…

  • I think smoking marijuana is bad for your health. cough, a sign that the body rejects smoking marijuana. Marijuana is a plant, it should be eaten, not smoked.

  • weed smokers are perfectly fine when they have the weed, issue with weed is when a big smoker runs out… and poor families who are addicted and parents spend all the money on smoking, they are two sides to if good or bad argument depends on persons circumstances, same with most things like drink, drugs , shoppaholics gamblers etc its not the person who really gets effected but people around them

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