Researchers say frequent cannabis use when young could make a person dumb(er) over time

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Researchers concluded that “short-term cannabis use in adolescence does not appear to cause IQ decline or impair executive functions, even when cannabis use reaches the level of dependence. 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. Researchers acknowledge that although the quality of the studies reviewed was moderate to high, statistical heterogeneity among studies was low. Mind Medicine announces study evaluating effects of microdosing LSD Does using weed during pregnancy affect fetal brain development? Researchers did related searches of several databases from their respective inceptions until January 2020, identifying seven longitudinal studies, all of which had a baseline IQ score prior to starting cannabis use and another IQ score at follow-up.

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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...

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