Researchers Say Frequent Cannabis Use When Young Could Make a Person Dumb(er) Over Time

Article by Angela Stelmakowich, Growth Op

News Reviews Life Wellness Videos Cannabis Post Breadcrumb Trail Links World NewsNewsLegalization Researchers say frequent cannabis use when young could make a person dumb(er) over time Studies all over the map when it comes to whether or not cannabis use, instead of things like familial traits, influences IQ. Author of the article:Angela Stelmakowich “We found a significant effect for the association between frequent or dependent cannabis use in youth and IQ change.” / PHOTO BY JOLYGON / ISTOCK / GETTY IMAGES PLUS

Irish researchers say their findings that frequent or dependent cannabis use during adolescence could spur a two-point drop in IQ over time offers further insight into weed’s harmful neurological and cognitive effects on young people.

Carried out by researchers at RCSI (Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland) University of Medicine and Health Sciences and the Beaumont Hospital, a new paper detailing the systematic review and meta-analysis was published last week in Psychological Medicine.

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