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Link between pot smoking and IQ drop challenged

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NEW YORK (AP) -- A study last year suggested that regular marijuana smoking during the teen years can lead to a long-term drop in IQ. Now a new analysis is challenging that conclusion.

The original study focused on more than 1,000 people in New Zealand. Researchers found a drop in IQ between ages 13 and 38 in participants who had become dependent on pot by age 18. The study concluded that pot may harm the adolescent brain.

Now a Norwegian researcher questions that conclusion. He says the IQ decline may have been due to socioeconomic factors like income, education and occupation. But the authors of the original study reply that they have ruled out that explanation.

The new work was published online Monday by the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.

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I think this is all a false

I think this is all a false info, every pot head i ever meet was Einstein smart

You know what else lowers

You know what else lowers your IQ??? Fluoride! Yes, there are studies that show that consumption of fluoride, which our city so lovingly puts in our drinking water, is linked to lower IQs. The EPA even came out with a study stating there is a strong correlation between fluoride consumption and reduction in IQs. And we are worried about pot???

I believe the boring and

I believe the boring and stressful environment public schools offer is to blame for low IQ. weed was one way to escape the doom of the endless cycle of going back to a place (PUBLIC SCHOOLS) that KILLS self esteem.

I wasted countless MONTHS of my life learning subjects that dont help in the real world.

What is worse, smoking weed or wasting brain energy on stupid subjects?

We wouldn't want you wasting any of that "Brain Energy"...

...studying useless subjects! When we have brilliant souls like you to develop innovative energy means, solve global economic crises and that possesses all of the answers to world hunger and oppression, we certainly wouldn't want you wasting ANY of your valuable and precious time or energy!!!

Here's a deep thought for you to consider oh great wizard of cranial abundance: You can remove your brain from your skull, roll it down the edge of a razor blade and it would appear as a BB rolling down a 4-lane highway!

Keep on burnin' up that weed Bra', you have at least three more brain cells left to kill.

I believe the boring and

I believe the boring and stressful environment public schools offer is to blame for low IQ. weed was one way to escape the doom of the endless cycle of going back to a place (PUBLIC SCHOOLS) that KILLS self esteem.

I wasted countless MONTHS of my life learning subjects that dont help in the real world.

What is worse, smoking weed or wasting brain energy on stupid subjects?

Didn't remember you already posted?

No damaged goods here.. LMAO!! Smoke another one pal.....