International Study: The More Pot You Smoke, The More Likely You Are To Be A Loser

International Study: The More Pot You Smoke, The More Likely You Are To Be A Loser

Did we really need an “international study” to confirm what we already instinctively know about consistent marijuana use? Think of folks you know who use it regularly. Chances are they are not doing very well in life. But apparently someone had to study it to make sure it was true. Ok then, here is that research you’ve always wanted to show to your loser friends who use pot for non-medicinal purposes. What do you think of this “new” information?

From the Daily Mail:

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

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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.’

Many people defend the use of marijuana for recreational purposes. But they had better take a good hard look at the realities of using it often. There are many social, financial and relational problems associated with it. Getting high all the time is the activity of a loser. A winner takes his life and does something with it, something more meaningful than smoking a bong in his parent’s basement. A loser wants to while away the hours in a weed induced brain fog. A winner wants to be alert, aware and able to function at peak ability. A loser wastes his money on pot. A winner makes money, saves and invests it. Be a winner.

Sonja Bochow

I live in Newark, DE, am married, and the mother of four children; Liam, Brenna, Keira and Erin. I am also a full time Bible teacher and have a Bachelor of Arts in Communication from West Chester University.

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