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Thursday, July 21, 2005

Wife influences husband's marijuana use - study

WASHINGTON, July 20 (Reuters) - A newlywed wife can help determine whether her husband smokes marijuana, U.S. researchers said on Wednesday.

The researchers found that when people in their 20s first marry, husbands are more likely to start or resume smoking marijuana if their wives smoke it, and are more likely to stop smoking marijuana if their spouses do not smoke.

But husbands had little influence on whether their wives used marijuana, the team at the University at Buffalo's Research Institute on Addictions found.

"For both social drinking and smoking marijuana, wives influence husbands' use from the first to second anniversary," said Kenneth Leonard, who led the study.

"Although wives influence husbands' marijuana use from before marriage to the first anniversary, they did not influence husbands' heavy alcohol use during that period."


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