Marijuana Users Found To Be Less Intelligent and Successful Than Non Users
The National Institute on Drug Abuse
According a 2008 Study publicized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA), “someone who smokes marijuana daily may be functioning at a reduced intellectual level most or all of the time” (Schweinsburg et al. 2008).
What does this mean? In short, it means that people who smoke the drug are literally becoming less intelligent every day. This tends to refute the claims made by marijuana drug addicts that “there are lots of smart people who use the drug and they are not affected.”
A companion study reports that “Not surprisingly, evidence suggests that, compared with their non-smoking peers, students who smoke marijuana tend to get lower grades and are more likely to drop out of high school (Fergusson and Boden 2008).” Wow, that suggests that marijuana makes you more likely to be a “high school dropout!”
The same study also points out that “marijuana’s negative effects on attention, memory, and learning can last for days or weeks after the acute effects of the drug wear off.”
What does this suggest? Marijuana users are living their lives in the fog of a perpetual hangover. They can’t learn, they can’t focus and their lives are controlled by their drug addiction to marijuana.
In order to earn a living, a person must not only become educated but also must be able to “hold down” a good job. However, according to the NIDA “several studies have linked workers’ marijuana smoking with increased absences, tardiness, accidents, workers’ compensation claims, and job turnover.” Consequently marijuana users are more likely to lose their jobs and become unemployed than ordinary people.
Are you considering marrying a marijuana user? Better think again. If you get married, you will most likely be in for a life hovering on the poverty line. According to NIDA research marijuana users seldom “complete college, and had yearly household incomes of less than $30,000.”
The reports are in! If you want to be less intelligent and live your life in poverty, by all means smoke marijuana every day. It is guaranteed to make you less intelligent, unsuccessful and poor. However, if you want to make something of yourself, be intelligent and make a decent living, consider not using marijuana and actually having a “good life.”