Study: Smoking weed as teen will cost you IQ points later in life

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  1. Super Mario

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    The weed debate has gone on for years, but now a Duke University study of New Zealand teenagers shows that smoking marijuana regularly as a young teen will actually cost you IQ points.

    Researchers compared their IQ scores at age 13 and again at 38 and found that regular pot smokers had an ID drop averaging 8 points.

    That's more than a big deal.

    "An IQ is important for all aspects of life, it predicts how you do educationally, it predicts how you do in the job market. It also predicts how you end up health wise," said Dr. Richie Poulton.

    The study did not show the same IQ dip for those who started smoking weed after age 18.

    That tells researchers all they need to know about young people, that their brains are still developing.

    "The adolescent brain is particularly sensitive to the negative effects of substances like cannabis," Dr. Poulton added.

    Previous studies have suggested that smoking marijuana could damage memory and intelligence, but this is the first study that followed the same group for a long period of time. 30 years. And also controlled other factors that could alter intelligence.

    "We controlled for the amount of alcohol used over the same years. We also controlled for or adjusted hard drug use," Dr. Poulton said.

    The news is worse for people who admitted dependence on marijuana. They showed the greatest decrease in IQ scores.

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  2. Butcher

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    This will end in tears
     
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    i dont believe it
     
  4. Napoleon V2

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    hugs > bad drugs
     
  5. Thelonious Davis

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    oh well to late now
     
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    ^ case in point
     
  7. nightshift

    nightshift so so stupid VIP

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    what?





























    :lol:
     
  8. Cheri

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    Mario, I'm guessing you smoked a lot.
     
  9. Super Mario

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    yeah but your saying that cause your high :nocheer:
     
  10. Super Mario

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    I started in sixth grade and smoked constantly until I was about 22 Was hanging out at drug festivals every weekend doing worse shit too :facepalm:
     
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    :secret:

    i didnt even read the op

    i just guessed it was bad -

    so i dont believe it :)
     
  12. Mr. Potato Head

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    Mexicans smoke a LOT of weed. :grad:
     
  13. Billy Brown

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    I heard this today too.
    Good thing I was 18 when I started. :party:
     
  14. Thelonious Davis

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    "It also predicts how you end up health wise,"


    so they are saying if you're stupid you get sick more?
     
  15. Billy Brown

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    I quit years ago. I'm good.
     
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    Yep, this study seems to be correct.
     
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    :up:
     
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    i'd say smarter people are more apt to make healthy life choices, such as proper diet and exercise.
     
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    I have some old shitty weed. Anyone want it?

    I am a bit of a weed snob, so I won't even smoke that shitty weed anymore.

    I ran out of the good shit so I just quit one day.

    Quitting alcohol can kill you, quitting weed.... not so much.
     
  20. Thelonious Davis

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    sure ill take your weed