Who woulda thunk it? Research reveals Marijuana users feel less dedicated to work

by Seyi Lawal

A new study has released shocking news about the effects of marijuana use.

We all knew that smoking weed had its health side effects despite the medical assistance claims offered but the new findings according to a Norwegian study 25 years in the making, repeat marijuana users reported feeling less dedicated to work than those who abstained from pot use, Reuters reports.

However, as published on the Huffington Post site, the study admits that it can’t link the decline in motivation to the drug’s effects and cannot account for the social environment that test subjects were exposed to. There was also the possibilty that dissatisfied workers tend to be more likely to turn to drugs.

Kimberly Henry, a marijuana researcher said via Huffington Post that higher-level of use was probably the cause of most of the problems.” The individual effects of marijuana are notoriously hard to predict, but the study also contends that a group of “experimenters,” who tried marijuana but have since stopped, were about as likely as abstainers to be motivated in the workplace.

But so-called experimenters, usually adolescents, appear to be on the rise across the country. In fact, according to a recent study, marijuana use among teens hasn’t been this high in 30 years.

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