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Study Says People With Higher IQ's Are More Likely To Use Cannabis

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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:27 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
What about the problem it can cause to short term memory. Also what about the problems it can cause to short term memory. I'm told it can also cause problems with short term memory.


There are differing results depending upon one's age and frequency of use.




“With increasing age, the quantity of the cannabinoids naturally formed in the brain reduces,” said Professor Andreas Zimmer, from the Institute of Molecular Psychiatry at the University of Bonn and member of the Cluster of Excellence ImmunoSensation, in a statement. “When the activity of the cannabinoid system declines, we find rapid ageing in the brain.”

Previous research on young adults and frequent marijuana use has found THC leads to a decline in cognitive function, but little is known about its effect on the older population. For example, teens who smoked pot every day for about three years performed worse on long-term memory assessments. Moreover, the hippocampus — the brain region associated with long-term memory — looked abnormal in an MRI.

Meanwhile, further studies showed THC increased the number of connections between brain cells in the hippocampus. This means memory is strengthened in older mice, which could potentially open up new options when it comes to treating dementia.

"Although there is a long path from mice to humans, I feel extremely positive about the prospect that THC could be used to treat dementia, for instance," said Svenja Schulze, the North Rhine-Westphalia science minister, in a statement.


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:29 AM
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a reply to: Tardacus

What does a high IQ indicate if not being smart?
IQ doesn't indicate knowledge true but it actually does measure "smarts". Intelligence.
Education takes care of the rest.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:30 AM
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originally posted by: theantediluvian
I would add that there's a role in enhancing the appreciation of many forms of art, not least of which music.

Carl Sagan and I second this.

"A very similar improvement in my appreciation of music has occurred with cannabis. For the first time I have been able to hear the separate parts of a three-part harmony and the richness of the counterpoint. I have since discovered that professional musicians can quite easily keep many separate parts going simultaneously in their heads, but this was the first time for me.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:32 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience

originally posted by: RainbowPhoenix

originally posted by: CulturalResilience
What about the problem it can cause to short term memory. Also what about the problems it can cause to short term memory. I'm told it can also cause problems with short term memory.


Again for most that partake that is an acceptable risk and fairly benign in the grand scope of things. There have also been studies that show cannabis can help prevent Alzheimer's, oh the irony.


Yeah but what about the problems with short te.....uhm.....short terrrrrr............sorry what was that question again?

Short term memory loss is a problem that only lasts as long as you are using and generally is only SUPER prevalent when you are high, and even the biggest stoners aren't TRULY high 24/7. Not to mention, we all forget things from time-to-time. Always chalking a pot smokers' forgetfulness to pot smoking is a self-fulfilling prophecy. Even if he has the best memory in the world, he's bound to forget things.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:34 AM
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Although most studies have suggested that higher child or adolescent IQ prompts the adoption of a healthy lifestyle as an adult, other studies have linked higher childhood IQ scores to excess alcohol intake and alcohol dependency in adulthood.


Personally, no one I know with what I would presume to be higher IQ partakes. What isn't included in the article is frequency and quantity interestingly enough.

One take away is that the more you open your mind to the world, the more you want to escape it.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:37 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Have you got any chocolate?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:39 AM
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Yes, I am eating two bite brownies right now, why?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:44 AM
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a reply to: InTheLight

Can I have some?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:48 AM
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originally posted by: JinMI

Although most studies have suggested that higher child or adolescent IQ prompts the adoption of a healthy lifestyle as an adult, other studies have linked higher childhood IQ scores to excess alcohol intake and alcohol dependency in adulthood.


Personally, no one I know with what I would presume to be higher IQ partakes. What isn't included in the article is frequency and quantity interestingly enough.

One take away is that the more you open your mind to the world, the more you want to escape it.

One thing I've found about cannabis is that a lot of the mental effects depend on what you think is going to happen. There are quite a few substances that share that.

If anything, cannabis seems to make me more sensitive to the world than to desensitize me from it. It almost forces some people to think about things that they wouldn't otherwise.

Which can be a good or a bad thing, once again, depending on the person.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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a reply to: Krazysh0t

It is also worth pointing out, where memory is concerned, that certain chemicals being used during labour during the eighties, to calm mothers down and reduce their pain (or in the case of some drugs, merely alter their ability to react to it, rather than to feel it) can affect short term memory in the infant who is on the way out, especially in the case of long labours.

I have had short term memory problems since I was sentient, as a result of my mother being given an overdose of "painkillers" by the medical professionals who were present during the labour and my subsequent birth. I very much doubt I am the only one, so people in my age group who might be part of the study, and may have been through similar experiences, may not be reliable experimental subjects, if they have pre-existing memory failures.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:52 AM
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originally posted by: underwerks
If anything, cannabis seems to make me more sensitive to the world than to desensitize me from it. It almost forces some people to think about things that they wouldn't otherwise.

I use it many times as a problem solving tool for this very reason. It's a great way to force yourself to think outside the box since it opens your mind up to ideas you wouldn't have considered when sober.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:55 AM
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a reply to: TrueBrit

In other words correlation != causation; which is a low hanging fruit (and more or less a trap) for people who want to make lazy medical arguments.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:57 AM
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well, we won`t have to wait too much longer to find out what the long term effects are, now that the baby boomers and old hippies are getting old and will be dying off in large numbers maybe someone will start analyzing the brains of the long term pot smokers to see what effect it has had.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 10:58 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

Can't wait for academic institutions to apply the following filter :






posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:05 AM
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originally posted by: Krazysh0t

originally posted by: underwerks
If anything, cannabis seems to make me more sensitive to the world than to desensitize me from it. It almost forces some people to think about things that they wouldn't otherwise.

I use it many times as a problem solving tool for this very reason. It's a great way to force yourself to think outside the box since it opens your mind up to ideas you wouldn't have considered when sober.

When I was going to engineering school in Nashville, I met this guy who owned a large consumer electronics company, I won't name them but they're in every Target and Walmart.

Anyways, for an hour of every day, this guy would have his top people get together and smoke and come up with new ideas for phone chargers, new little gadgets, or whatever else they were working on.

This guy looked like the textbook definition of a mad scientist, balding on top, white hair on the sides, and the little round glasses haha. I always thought it was cool that they came up with ideas for their products like that.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:06 AM
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Unfortunately they didn't count the ghetto.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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originally posted by: CulturalResilience
a reply to: InTheLight

Can I have some?


Do you have the munchies?



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:08 AM
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a reply to: underwerks

That is amazing! Can you U2U me the brand name? I may want to check them out.



posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:10 AM
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a reply to: RainbowPhoenix

being locked out of job opportunities because of a drug conviction kind of limits one`s ability to live life to the fullest, doesn`t it?

I`m not debating the morality of the drug laws or any other laws, I`m questioning how "smart" high IQ people really are if they are willing to jeopardize future opportunities and face the risks and consequences of using illegal drugs.

This study implies that since "smart" people are twice as likely to use illegal drugs that using illegal drugs is ok because "smart" people do it,and since "smart" people do it it`s ok because "smart" people know more than "dumb" people,so we should all light up,because 'smart" people would never do anything "dumb".


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posted on May, 15 2017 @ 11:13 AM
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probably helps them deal with the monkey population



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