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[–] ChaoticNeutral 16 points -4 points (+12|-16) ago 

Maybe it's not about a decline and more that heavy users have a lower IQ to begin with.

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[–] rspix000 [S] 0 points 6 points (+6|-0) ago 

Same problem when red cars get more tickets. Racy drivers like red, or cops notice red cars more?

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[–] cyks 1 points 10 points (+11|-1) ago 

Makes sense, but reefer madness has zero basis in fact or reality. The person you replied to is a staunch example how bad ideas gain traction without facts.

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[–] RockyMountainHigh 1 points 5 points (+6|-1) ago 

...and you know this from your years of research in the cannabis field?

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[–] phenomenaldouche 0 points 1 points (+1|-0) ago  (edited ago)

From the article:

Here, marijuana use does not precede cognitive decline, and they point out prior evidence that suggests other factors such as behavioral disinhibition and conduct disorder that may predispose individuals to both lower IQ and substance use.

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[–] phenomenaldouche 0 points 2 points (+2|-0) ago 

That's actually suggested by the authors of the study as an explanation for the lower IQ of eventual users (simply, weed use doesn't make you stupid, being stupid makes you more likely to use weed).

On the bright side, smart folks can safely smoke up, I suppose.

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[–] ChaoticNeutral 1 points 0 points (+1|-1) ago 

It's amazing how many people downvoated without reading that part huh?