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It has long been suspected that there is a link between Marijuana usage and a lack of success in life. Although it has been assumed very few studies have been able to achieve what they set out to achieve when researching the topic.
Because there is no conclusive evidence that proves Marijuana usage impairs a persons present and future success many users of the plant see little to no harm in using.
However one research study done by Scientists in New Zealand says that People who start using marijuana before the age of 18 and keep using it for years can cause lasting harm to their intelligence, attention and memory, new research has found.
Here is a caption of what the study concluded: “Among a long-range study cohort of more than 1,000 New Zealanders, individuals who started using cannabis in adolescence and used it for years afterward showed an average decline in IQ of 8 points when their age 13 and age 38 IQ tests were compared. Quitting pot did not appear to reverse the loss either, said lead researcher Madeline Meier, a post-doctoral researcher at Duke University. The results appear online Aug. 27 in PNAS.”
With the recent push for the legalization of Marijuana in countries across the globe and in particular Western Countries this release may help continue to feed the oppositions stance that Marijuana is a problem to society.
Do you agree or disagree with the studies findings?