Teens who frequently use marijuana may have lower IQ later

Researchers conducted IQ tests on more than 1,000 adults in New Zealand and found that those who regularly smoked marijuana as teens had an eight-point drop in IQ scores by age 38. They also noted that early, frequent marijuana use was tied to an increased risk for memory and attention problems. The findings appear in the journal PNAS Early Edition. WebMD (8/27)

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