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Penn Researchers Confirm Lonely Stoners Seem to Free Their Minds at Night


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In a landmark study, Penn psychologists found that a lonely stoner seems to free his mind at night. 

Dr. Regina Jackson, the study’s lead author, followed a number of friendless, male marijuana smokers over several years, conducting interviews and observations. It was the first longitudinal study of its kind. 

Jackson’s team was able to identify a startling trend in the thought patterns of this group of people. “While the test subjects are smoking both day and night, it seems that their minds are especially free at night,” Jackson stated. 

Jackson identified a number of alarming trends in the mental health of socially isolated marijuana users. “Across race, age, and socioeconomic status, we found that lonely stoners were tossing and turning and keeping stress in their minds,” Jackson said.

Now, with the knowledge that the stoners seem to free their minds in the late hours, her team is redirecting their research to find possible treatments. “There’s a sense that, for lonely stoners, madness is a magnet that keeps attracting them,” Jackson said. “We want to see if there’s a peace they can attain.”