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Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'
The Telegraph ^ | 8:00PM BST 27 Jul 2012 | By Stephen Adams, Medical Correspondent

Posted on 08/27/2012 6:20:21 PM PDT by DannyTN

Teenagers who regularly smoke cannabis are putting themselves at risk of permanently damaging their intelligence, according to a landmark study.

(Excerpt) Read more at telegraph.co.uk ...


TOPICS: Culture/Society
KEYWORDS: cannabis; drugs; drugwar; duh; iq; marijuana; pot; potheads; warondrugs; whytheycallitdope; wod; wodlist; wosd
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1 posted on 08/27/2012 6:20:33 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

If this were true, I would not be able to type this comment...


2 posted on 08/27/2012 6:22:37 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: DannyTN

oh no!! What about Barrack Obama? He was a heavy inhaler. What’s to become of him? We need him out of the White Hut so he can get some R&R.


3 posted on 08/27/2012 6:23:17 PM PDT by BipolarBob (Biden: "HOPE and CHAINS for all 57 states".)
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To: DannyTN

That explains a lot.

4 posted on 08/27/2012 6:24:11 PM PDT by Pollster1 (Freedom is never more than one generation away from extinction. - Ronald Reagan)
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To: DannyTN

As proven by DU seven days a week.


5 posted on 08/27/2012 6:24:29 PM PDT by rdl6989 (January 20, 2013 The end of an error.)
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To: FoxPro
"If this were true, I would not be able to type this comment..."

I noticed you didn't finish it.

6 posted on 08/27/2012 6:25:26 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN

LOL


7 posted on 08/27/2012 6:26:23 PM PDT by KSCITYBOY
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To: DannyTN

He’s still inhaling! ROTFLOL!


8 posted on 08/27/2012 6:26:54 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (It's the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine!)
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To: DannyTN

Barack “Choom Gang” Obama

Permanently lowered his IQ, attention span and memory problems.

Explains a lot.

“I would have solved the economic problems but I forgot what they were....

What bills are up again?

You can’t fix stupid. But you can vote it out!!!!

NOBAMA 2012


9 posted on 08/27/2012 6:27:16 PM PDT by preamble
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To: FoxPro
"If this were true, I would not be able to type this comment..."

The last to go is muscle memory. '-)

10 posted on 08/27/2012 6:27:42 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: DannyTN

11 posted on 08/27/2012 6:29:08 PM PDT by RightGeek (FUBO and the donkey you rode in on)
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To: DannyTN

DUH...They don’t call ‘em PaulTards for nothing.


12 posted on 08/27/2012 6:30:15 PM PDT by Drango (A liberal's compassion is limited only by the size of someone else's wallet.)
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To: DannyTN

He hit the peanut butter and frito sandwiches (my favorite munchie food).


13 posted on 08/27/2012 6:30:25 PM PDT by Loud Mime (I'll claim I speak for God only after I do a few lines of coke and half a bottle of bourbon.)
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To: DannyTN
I noticed you didn't finish it.

Well, I, ah, ur, you know, got to get to confession.

14 posted on 08/27/2012 6:30:41 PM PDT by FoxPro
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To: DannyTN

Observing a few members of my family, it also sometimes destroys ambition.


15 posted on 08/27/2012 6:30:58 PM PDT by originalbuckeye
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To: FoxPro

Im still waiting for the comment. :)


16 posted on 08/27/2012 6:31:25 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DannyTN
I'm not sure that I agree with this premis.

It does arrest social development until you have stopped for several years but permanently lowering IQ?
I'm just not so sure that it is permanent.

17 posted on 08/27/2012 6:33:30 PM PDT by Just another Joe (Warning: FReeping can be addictive and helpful to your mental health)
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To: DannyTN

OK, let’s hear from our THC Libertarian FReepers. Just let me say that personally I favor random drug tests administered roadside by LEOs to motorists stopped for cause, just like breathalyzer. No p**, no go.

I’m retired now, but it was good to know for all those years that the more doped out job applicants, the less competition for my job. Take the good with the bad, I say.

;^)


18 posted on 08/27/2012 6:36:38 PM PDT by elcid1970 (Nuke Mecca now. Death to Islam means freedom for all mankind. Deus vult!)
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To: DannyTN

whoa...wait...whut???


19 posted on 08/27/2012 6:39:19 PM PDT by americas.best.days...
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To: DannyTN

It would be impossible to prove that someone “would have been smarter” had they not been a stoner.

My alternate viewpoint: to engage in stonerhood, the IQ would have to be low to begin with.


20 posted on 08/27/2012 6:39:38 PM PDT by VoiceOfBruck (Mandrake gestures hypnotically)
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To: DannyTN

No way. I mean, no... um wait. Um like that can’t... uh, i mean, i’m still ok.


21 posted on 08/27/2012 6:40:17 PM PDT by irishtenor (Everything in moderation, however, too much whiskey is just enough... Mark Twain)
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To: DannyTN
Adults can do as they choose, but any drug use during developmental (childhood) years is inadvisable, whether it be alcohol, tobacco, cannabis, or what have you. Legal or illegal, it's just a bad idea all around.

As a libertarian who opposes the fascist War on Drugs, I nonetheless firmly believe that criminal penalties for contributing to the delinquency of minors in this manner should be substantial, regardless of whether such substances are legal or illegal.

22 posted on 08/27/2012 6:41:45 PM PDT by sargon
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To: DannyTN
Case in point:


23 posted on 08/27/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by mnehring
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To: Just another Joe

The body is fairly durable, capable of eventually recovering from nearly everything eventually.

However, the body ability to recover is not unlimited. If you do something long enough, it can leave a permanent mark.


24 posted on 08/27/2012 6:42:38 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: DannyTN

Obama tried to counter the effects with crack.


25 posted on 08/27/2012 6:43:30 PM PDT by pallis
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To: DannyTN

Thank God I stopped before I became a Democrat.


26 posted on 08/27/2012 6:43:41 PM PDT by WorkingClassFilth (I'm for Churchill in 1940!)
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To: DannyTN

27 posted on 08/27/2012 6:46:16 PM PDT by Baynative (A man's admiration for absolute government is proportionate to the contempt he feels for others)
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To: DannyTN

Our President could be the poster boy. You’d have to be smoking something to think he seems intelligent.


28 posted on 08/27/2012 6:46:33 PM PDT by freedomfiter2 (Brutal acts of commission and yawning acts of omission both strengthen the hand of the devil.)
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To: DannyTN

Wha....uh, I mean....who....I mean...just damn!


29 posted on 08/27/2012 6:47:41 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: DannyTN

30 posted on 08/27/2012 6:47:49 PM PDT by fso301
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To: DannyTN
"Cannabis smoking 'permanently lowers IQ'"

Dude...?!?!? Naaaaah...!!!!

31 posted on 08/27/2012 6:48:19 PM PDT by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: DannyTN

Call me skeptical. I grew up the 70’s where teenagers lived in a marijuana induced haze that Dazed and Confused doesn’t even do justice to. Everyone turned out ok. Kids I knew then are doctors, lawyers, accountants etc.


32 posted on 08/27/2012 6:48:28 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: DannyTN

Call me skeptical. I grew up the 70’s where teenagers lived in a marijuana induced haze that Dazed and Confused doesn’t even do justice to. Everyone turned out ok. Kids I knew then are doctors, lawyers, accountants etc.


33 posted on 08/27/2012 6:48:31 PM PDT by Melas (u)
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To: Jonty30
If you do something long enough, it can leave a permanent mark.

You mean like the tattoo I got in Japan after Boot Camp?

34 posted on 08/27/2012 6:50:15 PM PDT by billhilly
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To: DannyTN


35 posted on 08/27/2012 6:51:51 PM PDT by Chode (American Hedonist - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: DannyTN

Oh no, according to the FReeperLibertarians I occasionally lock horns with on drug threads, it’s actually good for you! Like a glass of wine with dinner!

Except we all know differently, and our stereotype of pot smokers as dull idiots has a basis in fact.

Yes, you can smoke once, or once in a blue moon, or really occasionally, and still be fine.

But few people do “just” that. And long term use not only makes you stupider, it makes you paranoid. I have seen this firsthand.


36 posted on 08/27/2012 6:55:28 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: sargon

agreed. i would legalize weed, package it up and tax it like cigarettes.

less harmful than alcohol, remove thousands imprisoned, off the public dole, and reduce crime.

somebody, somewhere declared a war on drugs, and we lost.

blessings, bobo


37 posted on 08/27/2012 6:56:09 PM PDT by bobo1
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To: originalbuckeye

” it also sometimes destroys ambition.”

Yes, and I particularly hate to see young men smoking. They should be in their prime, ready to go get ‘em, and those who smoke pot, particularly heavily, are stupid and listless.

I do think you can recover over time, but I hate to see them crippling themselves like that.


38 posted on 08/27/2012 6:57:25 PM PDT by Persevero (Homeschooling for Excellence since 1992)
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To: billhilly

In a way, but the tattoo is immediate, but your lifetime habits are more gradual.


39 posted on 08/27/2012 6:57:30 PM PDT by Jonty30 (What Islam and secularism have in common is that they are both death cults.)
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To: Persevero

I actually think pot use is largely behind the rise in “mood disorders” that are flooding the disability claims.

It has a real cost. They aren’t just sitting on their back porch not bothering nobody like they promised.


40 posted on 08/27/2012 6:58:18 PM PDT by DannyTN
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To: DannyTN
Link to abstract...@Persistent cannabis users show neuropsychological decline from childhood to midlife

.pdf link is there as well...you have to sign in.

So once again subjective research is to be considered objectively conclusive.

If such testing habits were applied "across the board" or were "applicable to everyone" then saying spoons and forks are the real reason people are obese is as realistic as saying smoking weed causes a drop in IQ.

41 posted on 08/27/2012 6:58:26 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: DannyTN

If this were true, my classmates wouldn’t be Phds, scientists, inventors, authors and other incredibly smart people and I would all those credentials.

Nope, don’t believe this study.


42 posted on 08/27/2012 7:00:21 PM PDT by Jemian
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To: DannyTN

the fact is that their IQ was compromised before, like when they decided to start smoking it


43 posted on 08/27/2012 7:01:11 PM PDT by GeronL (The Right to Life came before the Right to Pursue Happiness)
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To: philman_36

Maybe the researchers smoked pot.


44 posted on 08/27/2012 7:02:09 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: DannyTN
Probably lost his train of thought. LOL!

Dave? Dave's not here!

45 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:37 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Had enough of the freaks running the show yet?)
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To: Jemian
...my classmates wouldn’t be Phds, scientists, inventors, authors and other incredibly smart people and I would...have...all those credentials.
If I may poke a little fun at you...you exemplify my reply 41.
46 posted on 08/27/2012 7:04:49 PM PDT by philman_36 (Pride breakfasted with plenty, dined with poverty, and supped with infamy. Benjamin Franklin)
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To: FoxPro
If this were true, I would not be able to type this comment...

Maybe you started out profoundly gifted. And now you're just exceptionally gifted.

47 posted on 08/27/2012 7:07:37 PM PDT by Tired of Taxes
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To: DannyTN

Sean Penn....need I say anymore?


48 posted on 08/27/2012 7:11:32 PM PDT by Puckster
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To: DannyTN

Dave’s not here.


49 posted on 08/27/2012 7:12:17 PM PDT by Oldeconomybuyer (The problem with socialism is that you eventually run out of other people's money.)
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To: DannyTN

I am glad that I never smoked dope. I would have hated being restricted to a teleprompter.


50 posted on 08/27/2012 7:13:44 PM PDT by Gator113 (I would have voted for NEWT, now it's Ryan and the other guy.~Just livin' life, my way~)
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