Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 10 of 15

Thread: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

  1. #1
    Dangerous Dilettante
    Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    79,274
    Blog Entries
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 747
    Given: 1,778
    Great Britain

    BBC Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    A new report by boffins in New Zealand suggests that smoking dope, particularly when a teenager, turns you into a dope.

    Young people who smoke cannabis for years run the risk of a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ, research suggests.

    The findings come from a study of around 1,000 people in New Zealand.

    An international team found those who started using cannabis below the age of 18 - while their brains were still developing - suffered a drop in IQ.

    A UK expert said the research might explain why people who use the drug often seem to under-achieve.

    For more than 20 years researchers have followed the lives of a group of people from Dunedin in New Zealand.

    They assessed them as children - before any of them had started using cannabis - and then re-interviewed them repeatedly, up to the age of 38.

    Having taken into account other factors such as alcohol or tobacco dependency or other drug use, as well the number of years spent in education, they found that those who persistently used cannabis - smoking it at least four times a week year after year through their teens, 20s and, in some cases, their 30s - suffered a decline in their IQ.

    The more that people smoked, the greater the loss in IQ.
    BBC News - Young cannabis smokers run risk of lower IQ, report claims

    0 Not allowed!

  2. #2
    Registered Member Major Starbold's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2008
    Posts
    16,874
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0
    UK

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    I know, I met them on FH.

    0 Not allowed!
    ZPymsLQ - Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

  3. #3
    الحمد لله‎ Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Where I live
    Posts
    20,602
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 215
    Given: 14
    Bhutan

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    They always forget 'maybe idiots are attracted to (whatever thing they're testing)'

    0 Not allowed!


  4. #4
    Dangerous Dilettante
    Earl's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2006
    Posts
    79,274
    Blog Entries
    21
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 747
    Given: 1,778
    Great Britain

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    That's the thing with these results, they say that they tested the IQs before and after they started smoking and there was a drop in IQ with the ones who smoked weed.

    I know what you mean, a lot of cannabis smokers were never going to amount to anything anyway, in my experience it was mostly knobs who got into smoking cannabis and the more academic kids that went on to be more successful didn't touch it.

    But this report claims to prove that it is definitely cannabis which is cuauing the dumbing down. They say they've even ruled out booze and other drugs.

    0 Not allowed!

  5. #5
    الحمد لله‎ Ben's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2006
    Location
    Where I live
    Posts
    20,602
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 215
    Given: 14
    Bhutan

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    I wasn't really being specific to cannabis users, I have little experience of cannabis users. It was more of an annoyance with science that basically ignores predisposition and other factors too.

    We need supercomputers doing this shit, taking mass samples from a shit load of people and analysing it for hundreds of things. And we need them doing this for decades, then we might get some proper correlation. Doctors and scientists just aren't up to it on their own.

    0 Not allowed!


  6. #6
    Registered Member Delboy's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2009
    Location
    East Sussex
    Posts
    7,376
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 0
    Given: 0
    Scotland

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    I wasn't really being specific to cannabis users, I have little experience of cannabis users. It was more of an annoyance with science that basically ignores predisposition and other factors too.

    We need supercomputers doing this shit, taking mass samples from a shit load of people and analysing it for hundreds of things. And we need them doing this for decades, then we might get some proper correlation. Doctors and scientists just aren't up to it on their own.
    Probably the most sensible analysis of so called medical facts I have seen in a long time!

    0 Not allowed!

  7. #7
    Registered Member Jobless Oddball's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2006
    Posts
    2,876
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 34
    Given: 0

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    Well we all know that drug users are not winners!

    0 Not allowed!

  8. #8
    daddy
    Guest

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by Major Starbold View Post
    I know, I met them on FH.
    You met me on there as well MS and I love the odd spliff.
    Being two of the most prolific posters of interesting threads on numerous forums kind of
    disproves that theory in my opinion lol.

    0 Not allowed!

  9. #9
    Blackie7
    Guest

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    Quote Originally Posted by Ben View Post
    I wasn't really being specific to cannabis users, I have little experience of cannabis users. It was more of an annoyance with science that basically ignores predisposition and other factors too.

    We need supercomputers doing this shit, taking mass samples from a shit load of people and analysing it for hundreds of things. And we need them doing this for decades, then we might get some proper correlation. Doctors and scientists just aren't up to it on their own.
    I dont believe we need supercomputers or legislation or legalisation to accept that cannabis is just a stimulant and pain killer that gives pain relief to millions without any serious side effects.
    Never mind supercomputers and make it legal to sell it in Supermarkets and the government will make billions off the tax on it and not the dealers and pushers!
    And by the way MS who not let The Major and I rejoin?
    We aren't devils you know!

    0 Not allowed!

  10. #10
    Don't Blink!
    timey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2006
    Location
    1969 (I blinked)
    Posts
    43,858
    Blog Entries
    2
    Thumbs Up
    Received: 2,258
    Given: 2,300
    Scotland

    Default Re: Smoking cannabis makes you stupid

    What is MS (Multiple Sclerosis?) and what does it have to do with this forum?

    0 Not allowed!

Today's Posts New Posts

Similar Threads

  1. Smoking-Jail-Cannabis.
    By Major Starbold in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 2
    Last Post: 07-08-2011, 13:04
  2. Cannabis.
    By Major Starbold in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 8
    Last Post: 18-10-2009, 11:38
  3. Megan Fox Wants Cannabis Legalised
    By Earl in forum Pop Culture News
    Replies: 14
    Last Post: 10-06-2009, 22:22
  4. Growing Cannabis Next Door.
    By Major Starbold in forum General Discussion
    Replies: 6
    Last Post: 07-05-2009, 21:41
  5. Cannabis Granny wants hospital use
    By Alpha in forum The Underworld
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-04-2008, 17:57

Tags for this Thread

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •