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Thursday, November 01, 2018

File this under "No shit!"

When kids stop smoking pot, their cognitive functions improve.

Marijuana, it seems, is not a performance-enhancing drug. That is, at least, not among young people, and not when the activity is learning.
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 improve. The study contributes to growing evidence that marijuana use in adolescents is associated with reduced neurocognitive functioning.

How much money was spent on this study?  It's not like anyone who was forced to hang around the stoners in high school couldn't have told you this for much less.


Adrienne said...

At least 50 years ago I made the observation that people who smoked dope sat around and talked about all the stuff they were going to do and never actually did anything. Nothing has come along to change my mind.

Ragin' Dave said...

What people also don't take into consideration is that the recreational marijuana that people are using today is much, much stronger than what people used back in the 60's and 70's. So, what used to be getting stoned and giggling all night is now intoxication to the point of incoherence. Kids today aren't smoking the same pot their parents were smoking, it's much worse. It's the difference between drinking a pint beer and drinking a pint of Jack Daniels. And the long term effects are much worse.