Study Shows Heavy Adolescent Pot Use Permanently Lowers IQ
Only 8 IQ points. No big deal. That $57,000 net worth discrepancy is meaningless since we know that geniuses actually make less money than people who are merely highly intelligent (I read this somewhere but I don't remember where.).Frequent pot smokers (even those who had given up marijuana) tended to have deficits in memory, concentration, and overall IQ. The reduction in IQ for those who smoked pot heavily prior to age 18 was most pronounced: an average of eight points. An eight point reduction in IQ is enough to have a significant, negative impact upon your life. To put it into context, consider that individuals with an IQ of 110 have an average net worth of $71,000 and individuals with an IQ of 120 have an average net worth of $128,000. It looks like smoking pot can lower your tax bracket.