Remember the not-so-distant bad old days, when using cannabis would reportedly lead you to become a lethargic imbecile, sex-crazed pervert, and/or full-blown heroin addict and destroy your life? Today we know that’s bullshit. With attitudes toward cannabis shifting, more research is being done and more users are openly discussing their relationship with the plant and how it’s affected their lives. As it turns out, weed is actually related to better living.

A recent survey of users and non-users in California and Colorado conducted by market research group BDS Analytics found that cannabis consumers enjoy significantly higher levels of achievement and satisfaction in both their personal and professional lives. Watch the video as MERRY JANE News correspondent Brooke Burgstahler breaks down the study and how weed defies stereotypes and may actually improve your life.