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Young cannabis smokers run risk of lower IQ, report claims



Prof. Terrie Moffitt

BBC News: Health

Posted: Jan 16, 2013


Young people who smoke cannabis for years run the risk of a significant and irreversible reduction in their IQ, research suggests. The findings come from a study of around 1,000 people in New Zealand. An international team found those who started using cannabis below the age of 18 - while their brains were still developing - suffered a drop in IQ. - BBC

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