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Charisa Bossinakis

New research has suggested that cannabis makes people less greedy and more empathetic.

According to a study published in Scientific Reports, a team of researchers at the University of New Mexico observed 146 healthy university students between the ages of 18 to 25.

Each young adult underwent a series of psychological assessments and questionnaires as scientists analysed their ‘moral foundations’.

It was found that those consuming cannabis showed better scores in pro-social behaviours, including empathy and moral decision-making relating to fairness and harmlessness, compared to non-users.

Lead author of the scientific paper Jacob Vigil spoke of the findings to news outlet The Paper, saying: “It seemed as though cannabis tends to result in a psychological shift from externally pressured goals.” ... full article here


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