It’s Friday, and there’s lots of marijuana news to catch up on, so we decided to round up the most interesting stories. Here are the three of the most important marijuana news stories from the end of this week.

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Most Americans support legalization

Another poll has shown once again that a majority of Americans support legalization, but it’s the highest Gallup has ever recorded. Currently, 64 percent of Americans support it. Not only that, but for the first time a majority of Republicans support it, with 51 percent in favor. The poll found 72 percent of Democrats support legalization, and 67 percent of independents support it. It’s clear that no matter what political affiliation you look at, legalization is very popular.

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Marijuana users get laid more

I feel like I instinctively knew this, but new research suggest people who use marijuana regularly get laid more often. The new study was published in the Journal of Sexual Medicine, and it makes some major claims.

“Women who didn’t use marijuana reported having sex six times on average during the past four weeks. Women who used marijuana daily had sex 7.1 times on average,” CNN reports. “The trend was similar for men. Men who abstained from marijuana said they had sex an average of 5.6 times in the four weeks before the survey, compared with the daily marijuana users who reported having sex 6.9 times, on average.”

The lead author of the study told CNN this proved to be accurate regardless of the person’s marital status, race or any other factors they looked at. He believes marijuana use may increase someone’s overall desire for sex, which could explain the numbers.

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Marijuana is five times stronger than it was in the 1980s

According to a new study, marijuana is about five times stronger than it was in the 1980s. While cannabis only had about 2-5 percent of THC back in the 80s, these days it’s closer to 25 percent THC. Anyone who has smoked with someone who used to smoke back then probably knows this, and this is part of the reason people need to be careful with their dosing if they don’t consume weed very often.

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