Marijuana IQ Myth

 Jolie Moyer
August 15, 2017 1:36 PM


“Marijuana makes people retarded, especially when they’re young.” So claimed  conservative commentator Ann Coulter while speaking at Politicon last week. 

But while such inflammatory claims by culture warriors like Coulter are to be expected – and may readily be dismissed – the notion that smoking pot will have lasting negative impacts on intelligence is a longstanding one, and a claim that is all too often made by those on both sides  of the political spectrum. Yet the latest science finds little to no factual basis for this contention.

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