Marijuana Increase Violent Behavior

The misconception and stigma about the use of medical or recreational marijuana is usually the reason why politicians are against its legalization. They usually believe that Cannabis usage can increase the violence level in society and, as such, would take measures to prohibit or ban it in some states.

However, recent research shows that the results show that experiences using marijuana and its Mold Resistant Strains are varied and subjective. Many people report a feeling of tranquility, contentment, drowsiness, and increased relaxation. These traits are not related to aggression and violent behavior.

For a long time, researchers debated the possibility of a link between violent crime and the usage of marijuana. Previous research suggests that marijuana use is linked to increased violent behavior. Some people claim that marijuana usage did increase aggression and violence such as the U.S. Atty. General Jeff Sessions. He told the officials of the Department of Justice that “he didn’t think America will be a better place if people of all ages, including young people, are smoking pot”. He believed it’s an unhealthy practice and the current levels of THC in marijuana are very high today compared from a few years ago, and they are seeing real violence about that.

A 2016 study published in the Journal of Drug Issues was conducted to find out if the legalization of medical marijuana causes the increased property and violent crime in 11 states across the western side of the United States. The study concludes that there is no evidence of the negative outcomes of medical marijuana on property or violent crimes. The author of the study also shows that they also found significant drop rates of violent crimes.

So, in other words, the usage and legalization of medical marijuana shows a decrease in violent crimes and had a neutral effect on property crimes which did not increase or decrease. Whether medical marijuana usage leads to aggression in user, research shows that it still does not have a firm conclusion.

There are cases, such as the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry study, that suggest an increase in violence among certain numbers of individuals which shows that marijuana usage worsens PTSD symptoms and increases violent behavior after treatment. This may have something to do with high doses of cannabinoids and THC which most likely causes agitation and paranoia than moderate or low doses. Also, the study was only conducted on participants with PTSD (Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder) and not individuals of the general population.

In the end, the majority of individuals who uses medical marijuana or cannabis seeds told that they did not feel anger or aggression, but instead, experience sensations of increased relaxation, easier ability to sleep, and improved mood. In addition, Cannabis can be used to treat and alleviate a different range of symptoms and diseases to people with severe medical conditions that usually do not respond to other types of medical treatment. Some of these symptoms are nausea, insomnia, pain, muscle and joint stiffness, sexual dysfunction, and muscle tremors in which personalized marijuana usage can improve and eliminate these with careful planning and correct dosage with the help of a physician.