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Smoking Marijuana Does Not Harm IQ, New Study Says

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Norwegian sociologist Ole Rogeberg of the Economic Research Center of Ragnar Frisch in Oslo questioned the conclusions of his American counterparts, who said that smoking “weed” in adolescence is fraught with mental decline by an average of 10.8 points during mature age.

According to Rogerberg, American scientists made a number of methodological errors. In particular, they did not take account of the socio-economic status and ethnicity of those participating in the experiment, which could significantly distort the final results.

Rogerberg proved that it is not only drugs that affect IQ, but also income, education, employment and marital status. If a person fails all four spheres, his or her intelligence deteriorates without drugs. The fans of marijuana from poor families become addicts more often than children from rich and middle class families.

Rogerberg adds that the IQ of people of limited means declines stronger than that of well-to-do individuals. Poor people can not afford or desire for further education, and their work activities very often involve no mental activity. For this reason, the researcher notes, marijuana should not be considered the sole or determining cause of declining IQ.

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    • Anonymous

      Of course the potheads who did the study were too stupid to do it accurately. Drugs are for losers.

      • Anonymoose

        A few “losers;”

        “The illegality of cannabis is outrageous, an impediment to full utilization of a drug which helps produce the serenity and insight, sensitivity and fellowship so desperately needed in this increasingly mad and dangerous world.” – Carl Sagan, renowned scientist, astronomer, astrochemist, and author

        “The prestige of government has undoubtedly been lowered considerably by the prohibition law. For nothing is more destructive of respect for the government and the law of the land than passing laws which cannot be enforced. It is an open secret that the dangerous increase of crime in this country is closely connected with this.” – Albert Einstein quote on Hemp

        “A smoker would theoretically have to consume nearly fifteen hundred pounds of marijuana within about 15 minutes to induce a lethal response… In strict medical terms, marijuana is far safer than many of the foods we commonly consume. For example, eating ten raw potatoes can result in a toxic response. By comparison, it is physically impossible to eat enough marijuana to induce death.”
        “Estimates suggest that from 20 to 50 million Americans routinely, albeit illegally, smoke marijuana without the benefit of direct medical supervision. Yet, despite this long history of use and the extraordinarily high numbers of social smokers, there are simply no credible reports to suggest that consuming marijuana has caused a single death. By contrast, aspirin, a commonly used, over-the-counter medicine, causes hundreds of deaths each year.” – DEA Administrative Law Judge Francis L. Young

        “Was the government to prescribe to us our medicine and diet, our bodies would be in such keeping as our souls are now.” – Thomas Jefferson

        “We shall, by and by, want a world of hemp more for our own consumption.” – John Adams

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