Radio talk host Michael Medved cited a new medical study which claims “Long-term users of marijuana gradually become worse at learning and remembering things.”
“Long-term users performed worse in tests to measure memory, learning ability and the capacity to recall information. Asked to recall lists of 15 words that they had seen earlier, for example, the long-term users averaged seven, compared with nine recalled by short-term users and 12 by controls.
“Long-term users found it very difficult to learn through new information given verbally,” says Messinis. “It’s not to do with lack of attention but more the encoding process of memory.” Separate tests to probe attention span found that long-term users were able to pick up information immediately, without trouble.”
Might this explain the weird reasoning of many leftists? Are they functioning on a lower level than their more conservative opponents? I haven’t given this much thought. Nonetheless, it might explain a lot of things. How many of the Daily Kos kids smoke marijuana on a regular basis? 10%, 20%, 30%---or even higher?
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