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Do couples who smoke weed together stay together?

Posted at 7:07 PM, Aug 27, 2014

In a hot-tempered marriage?

Well, apparently one thing you can do to cool the jets down is light one up.

According to a new study, couples who smoke marijuana together are less likely to be aggressive toward each other.

Considering factors like alcohol use, the researchers surveyed 634 couples. They didn't elaborate on exactly why pot usage might lower the risk of intimate partner violence but did note, "It is possible, for example, that — similar to a drinking partnership — couples who use marijuana together may share similar values and social circles, and it is this similarity that is responsible for reducing the likelihood of conflict." 

However, the findings are contradicted by past studies, one showing marijuana actually has adverse effects on mood — causing "hostility and relationship problems."

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