New Study Finds Cannabis Use Doesn’t Lower IQ in Children

A new study outcannabisjoint of the University College of London has found that consuming cannabis has no impact on a child’s IQ.

The study, which included 2,612 children, examined IQ scores at age 8, and again at 15. They found “no relationship between cannabis use and lower IQ at age 15,” even when other factors such as alcohol use, cigarette use and maternal education were taken into account. Researchers found that even heavy cannabis had no effect on a person’s IQ.

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High IQ Linked to Increased Drug Use, According to Study

A study published in the Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health found that those with a high IQ as a child are more likely to use illegal drugs as young adults.highiq

For the study, researchers used data from roughly 8,000 people from the British Cohort Study, a large ongoing population study which examines lifetime drug use, socioeconomic factors, and education levels. IQ scores were measured at the ages of 5 and 10; years later, data was gathered on drug use at the age of 16, and again at the age of 30.

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