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New Study Finds Cannabis Consumption Most Likely Among Those With Higher Education

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college marijuana higher educationBy TheJointBlog.Com

Ireland’s National Advisory Committee on Drugs and Alcohol has released a new study which finds that cannabis consumption is highest among those with a higher education, and among those who stayed in school past the age of 15. The study also found that marijuana consumption among those in Ireland is at the highest rate ever, with 25% of residents having consumed cannabis in their life – a 3% rise from 2007.

According to the study, the rate of cannabis consumption is lowest among those who dropped out of school prior to the age of 15, and highest among those still in college over the age of 20. The study found that overall, those who have furthered their education past highschool are more likely to consume cannabis.

The study, which is the most comprehensive released on the subject in Ireland, is in vast contrast to the prohibitionist claim that cannabis consumption will make you lazy and unmotivated.

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6 Comments

  1. Jeremiah Brior on

    I read this exact same study except it was shooting down cannabis saying those who started soon after 13 were on average 8 iq points lower than those who waited until they were in there 20’s showing a more normal iq to those around who do not nor have smoked

  2. alanmonrovia on

    This is not surprising: those who are best informed are also most likely to see the benefits of cannabis, and are least likely to fall for the government “reefer madness” b.s.

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  4. I carried B+ / A- through high school – 10th,11th grades straight, 12th grade fully stoned (adjusted – thanks Russ). No drop in grade averages, graduated mid term, went straight to work – never been outa work since graduation in 1978. One of my first jobs – power company – building steel transmission towers in Texas. 17 of 19 people on my crew got stoned – at work – every day. We worked like dogs – never missed a job deadline. Had a great time doing it. Cannabis consumption does not effect work content, quality or productivity adversely. And speaking for myself – Cannabis increases creativity – problem solving, thinking outside the box.

  5. We’ve been saying this for years, but the ‘lazy, stupid stoner’ stereotype still exists and is acceptable. It isn’t ok to label other groups of people with such negative stereotypes, why are we the exception?

  6. Its about time people realize that cannabis DOES NOT make people stupid. The lazy don’t give a fuck stoner that doesn’t care about there education are gonna be stupid anyway. I like the people that can keep at least a B average and still smoke like me. Its really not hard. Just gotta focus.

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