Long-term marijuana use associated with worse verbal memory in middle age — ScienceDaily — BULLSHIT ALERT

Posted: February 3, 2016 in Cannabis, health, Marijuana, Memory, SCAMS
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Marijuana use over time was associated with remembering fewer words from a list but it did not appear to affect other areas of cognitive function in a study of men and women followed up over 25 years, according to a new article.

Source: Long-term marijuana use associated with worse verbal memory in middle age — ScienceDaily

The correlation was very small– 1 word out of 15– and most definitely not shown to be causal.  Are these scientists feeble or are they capitulating to an agenda, driven by Big Pharma, the hand that feeds them?

I keep carping about “correlation does not show causality”, and every scientists knows this, yet they spew garbage like this to frighten us.  BULLSHIT!  What if the 11,6% of continuous users used cannabis continuously because of struggles”  Because of lower IQ?  Maybe their memory was poor to begin with and they used cannabis to help cope?  One can speculate any number of potential reasons for the correlation, none of which suggest that cannabis use is causal.

And, what if it was?  Depending on what cannabis is used for, forgetting a few words in later life might be an acceptable risk, if it cures one’s cancer, is used as a de-stressor in place of alcohol, or used for creativity and insight.  Perhaps this might be acceptable, IF there is any causality….which there is none shown in this meta study.

Watch for BULLSHIT like this whenever you read these dire warnings, and ask yourselves if causality was shown.

Auntie BS

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