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Women Smoking Cannabis Smarter Than Those Who Don’t?

Written by Corre Addam

A new study is suggesting that women who use cannabis regularly have higher IQs than those who don’t…

The Journal of Epidemiology and Community Health took a close look at 800 female participants, focusing on intelligence, grades, smoking habits etc. The Journal found that as well as the regular cannabis users having a higher IQ than the general public, women with a 50 percent higher IQ were likely to use cannabis regularly.

The study leaders were shocked to find the results, and were left scrambling for a “why.” There are some good guesses, but to date, no on is totally sure. The main crux of it surrounds women who use cannabis being more open to new experiences. That being the case, many suggest that using cannabis regularly may raise IQ as a result of this openness.

Often, it is thought, women who use cannabis regularly are more inspired, have more get up and go, and are more driven to experience new things. Coupled with the fact that cannabis is healthy, depending on how it is consumed, it bodes well for intelligent people who prefer natural remedies to dangerous meds prescribed by doctors.

While the study presents many great questions it stops short of offering many solid answers. Yes the participants were smarter in terms of IQ if they use cannabis but really the question is why? Is it really to do with this new experience theory or is there more to it? Could it be related to a change of brain chemistry or something even more medical than that?

While we may not have all the answers right now, studies like these are a step in the right direction when it comes to understanding the numerous health benefits of cannabis, whether medically, or it seems, recreationally.

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Corre Addam

Addam spends the lion's share of his day fixated on his computer screen. When he isn't in front of his computer, you'll most likely find him editing or researching his next fascinating article on his smartphone or tablet. When he manages to pull himself away from technology, you'll find him chilling hard somewhere, probably under a tree with an ice-cold Iced-tea, pondering life...