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U.S. Government Funding $1.86 Million Study In Attempt to Link Cannabis To Domestic Violence


domestic violence marijuana study federal us governmentCourtesy of The Joint Blog

The National Institute on Drug Abuse is funding a nearly $2 million study in an attempt to find a link between cannabis consumption, and domestic violence: We have little doubt that it’s going to backfire, and conclude that cannabis reduces violence among partners.

For the study, the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) is granting the University of Buffalo$1.86 million to conduct 4 years of research; the study will be titled Proximal Effects of Marijuana in Understanding Intimate Partner Violence.

According to a university press release; “[Maria Testa, Ph.D, lead researcher for the study] says that despite the commonly held belief that marijuana suppresses aggression, many studies have found a positive association between marijuana use and intimate-partner violence.”

This statement has no legitimate science to back it up; in fact, a recent study published in the journal Neuropharmacology has found that cannabis reduces aggression (as well as improves social interactions).

All-in-all, this study – at least to us – is an indication of how desperate prohibitionists are becoming, as they attempt to find any negative effect that cannabis might have, in order to use when debating against legalization.

We hate to say it NIDA (actually, that’s a lie, we enjoy saying it), but you’re never going to be able to legitimately use the argument that cannabis causes domestic violence.

Source: TheJointBlog.Com


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  • Stonedteacher



  • painkills2

    Cannabis can cure domestic violence, call Kevin Sabet!

  • painkills2

    Unless it’s free, don’t bug me.

  • jmdoorsman

    well I knew a WOMAN that became sinister when she smoked and one that got so paranoid she would act like a crazy person. Most men I know get really laid back and some really close friends of mine man and woman literally gotr into a fist fight on ALCOHOL, haven’t had a fight in like 5 yrs after they eliminated alcohol and started smoking the WEED

  • painkills2

    Re-task military drones and personnel. Problem solved.

  • painkills2

    If someone were to aerially disburse hemp seeds over a landfill, would the hemp find a way to grow? And then evolve into a plant that is supercharged by pollution, somehow gaining the ability to soak up all the toxic chemicals in the air and miraculously solve our global warming problem? Is this some good stuff I’m smoking, or what?

  • Tha Jonster

    Aerial would be too easily noticed and documented. Same concept but stealthier application?

  • wowFAD

    Generalizing from one sentence — that’s why you’re not a scientist, precious.

  • wowFAD

    Generalizing from one sentence — that’s why you’re not a scientist, precious.