‘Adolescent-onset cannabis users showed significant I.Q. declines, and more persistent use was associated with greater declines,’ said the lead author, Madeline H. Meier, a postdoctoral researcher at Duke University.
The study participants who used marijuana heavily from high school through age 38 scored 8 points lower on an I.Q. test than they had when originally tested, as 13-year-olds. I.Q. scores are usually very stable, and those who did not use marijuana or started as adults showed no real change, averaging about 100.
Bad news for everyone I know?