Study Finds No Evidence Teen Marijuana Use Leads To Decline In Intelligence.

The Washington Post (1/18, Ingraham) “Wonkblog” reports that research has “found no evidence” that teen “marijuana use leads to a decline in intelligence.”

The AP (1/19, Ritter) reports that in arriving at that finding, researchers “focused on 3,066 participants who were given a battery of intelligence tests at ages 9 to 12 – before any of them had used marijuana – and again at ages 17 to 20.” The majority of tests “revealed no difference between the two groups.” Nora Volkow, MD, director of the National Institute on Drug Abuse, “said that while the study has some limitations, it is important and deserves to be followed up with more research.”

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— “Scientists have found that smoking weed does not make you stupid after all,” Christopher Ingraham, Washington Post, January 18, 2016.

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