A report by the Director of NIDA, the National Institute of Drug Abuse study from the National Institute of Drug Abuse reported the following from January 2013 study. “The message inherent in these and multiple studies is clear. Regular marijuana use in adolescence is part of a cluster of behaviors that can produce enduring detrimental effects and alter the trajectory of a your person’s life–thwarting his or her potential. Beyond potentially lowering IQ, teen marijuana use is linked to school dropout, other drug use and mental health problems.” Given the current number of regular marijuana users (about 1-15 high school seniors) and the possibility of this number increasing with marijuana legalization, we cannot afford to divert our focus from the central point.
egular marijuana use stands to jeopardize a young person’s changes of success–in school and life.” Other studies are clear that there is in fact a decrease in IQ noted of 8 points for early and ongoing use of marijuana.