Not so fast. Cannabis science to the rescue!

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Solid Science continues to shut down the 420 haters while showcasing marijuana’s good nature. A new study published in the Journal of Psychopharmacology has shown that things like tobacco and alcohol may be more of a determining factor in loss of IQ than cannabis.

 

The year-long study took place in the U.K. and required a sample of 2,235 kids between 15 and 16 years old to take part in the tracking of their respective IQ and work ethic throughout the year. Of the sample, a quarter of students were reported to have smoked marijuana only once, while around 3% were reported to have smoked over 50 times.

 

The studies authors found that “After adjustment to account for these group differences, cannabis use by the age of 15 did not predict either lower teenage IQ scores or poorer educational performance,”  claiming “previously reported associations between adolescent cannabis use and poorer intellectual and educational outcomes may be confounded to a significant degree by related factors”  related factors such as personal and home life, and tobacco use.

World lights a joint to share...

World lights a joint to share…

With around 24% of the total high school aged population admitting to having at least tried marijuana, these results can ease the minds of those  parents worried that their child may never reach their full mental capabilities as a result of Cannabis, and allow the teens themselves to blow a sigh of relief.

 

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grease smoking weed

The studies authors found that “After adjustment to account for these group differences, cannabis use by the age of 15 did not predict either lower teenage IQ scores or poorer educational performance,”  claiming “previously reported associations between adolescent cannabis use and poorer intellectual and educational outcomes may be confounded to a significant degree by related factors”  related factors such as personal and home life, and tobacco use.

Cannabis science is highlarious

Cannabis science is highlarious

 

With around 24% of the total high school aged population admitting to having at least tried marijuana, these results can ease the minds of those  parents worried that their child may never reach their full mental capabilities as a result of Cannabis, and allow the teens themselves to blow a sigh of relief.

 

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