Smoke dope, become a dope

The more marijuana you smoke the more likely you are to become a loser, international study finds.

International research has revealed that the more cannabis you smoke, the more likely you are to be lower paid and have relationship difficulties.

The study followed children from birth up to the age of 38 and found people who smoked cannabis four or more days a week over many years ended up in a lower social class than their parents.

It also found that regular and persistent users ended up with lower-paying, less skilled and less prestigious jobs than those who were not regular cannabis smokers.

Financial, work-related and relationship difficulties were further experienced by those taking the drug, which worsened as the number of years of regular cannabis use progressed.

The study, conducted by a team of researchers led by Magdalena Cerda at the University of California and Avshalom Caspi and Terrie Moffitt at Duke University, appeared in the journal Clinical Psychological Science.

“Our research does not support arguments for or against cannabis legalization.” said Cerda. “But it does show that cannabis was not safe for the long-term users tracked in our study.

“Our study found that regular cannabis users experienced downward social mobility and more financial problems such as troubles with debt and cash flow than those who did not report such persistent use.

“Regular long-term users also had more antisocial behaviors at work, such as stealing money or lying to get a job, and experienced more relationship problems, such as intimate partner violence and controlling abuse.”

They may not be taking a position on legalization but if one considers the results of their study along with the simple fact that marijuana use increases when legalized it’s obvious that legalization is a retrograde social policy. The promises of lower crime stats made by legalization pushers are proving to be unfounded as well.

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