Wednesday, October 31, 2018

Weed Makes You Stupid

You probably knew it already, but marijuana makes people stupid. Most especially it makes adolescents stupid. Given the massive amount of pro-weed propaganda out there, it is worthwhile to pay some attention to the latest research.

The story comes from NPR:

A study published Tuesday in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry finds that when adolescents stop using marijuana – even for just one week – their verbal learning and memory improves. The study contributes to growing evidence that marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning.

More than 14 percent of middle and high school students reported using marijuana within the last month, finds a National Institutes of Health survey conducted in 2017. And marijuana use has increased among high schoolers over the past 10 years, according to the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services.

At the same time, the percentage of teens who believe that regular marijuana use poses a great risk to their health has dropped sharply since the mid-2000s. And, legalization of marijuana may play a part in shaping how young people think about the drug. One study noted that after 2012, when marijuana was legalized in Washington state, the number of eighth graders there that believed marijuana posed risks to their health dropped by 14 percent.

Legalization and the attendant propaganda barrage have told teenagers that weed does not pose any risks to their health. It was a lie.

The good news is that adolescents who stop smoking marijuana see their cognitive functioning improve.

1 comment:

Sam L. said...

Unfortunately, too many people LIKE being stupid.