Marijuana helps self esteem says a study which focused on the negative psychological effects of social exclusion.
As previously reported by The Inquisitr, studies not only show marijuana helps self esteem, it makes you skinnier and helps your blood sugar regulation (I wonder if there’s many pot head diabetics?). Researchers found that participants who smoke pot have significantly smaller waist circumference than participants who have never smoked marijuana.
Tommy Chang argues legalizing marijuana could help the self esteem of the entire United States by creating a cash flow to the Federal government:
“Look at the situation we’re in now. Sequesters. Cuts. Everything cut across the board. Now, the government is tapped into the biggest cash crop in the world … There’s little manufacturing cost. You don’t have to do anything except watch it grow and get a couple of hippies to cut it and then put it in a bag.”
Timothy Deckman of the University of Kentucky says marijuana helps self esteem in his study:
“Prior work has shown that the analgesic acetaminophen [found in Tylenol], which acts indirectly through CB1 receptors [in the brain], reduces the pain of social exclusion. The current research provides the first evidence that marijuana also dampens the negative emotional consequences of social exclusion on negative emotional outcomes.”
Out of the 7,040 participants, marijuana users reported higher levels of self worth compared to non-marijuana users. The marijuana study worked in four phases to study different results based upon life circumstances. In general, marijuana users suffered from less instances of depression even when lonely.
Since marijuana helps self esteem, the researchers used this conclusion to explain the stereotypical pot head:
“Marijuana has been used to treat physical pain, and the current findings suggest that it may also reduce emotional pain. This may reflect a poor way of coping with social pain, but it may also explain some of the widespread appeal of marijuana.”
What do you think about this study claiming marijuana helps self esteem?