So – dope makes you dopey!

News reports give us the surprising news that youngsters who maintain the habit of smoking cannabis show an alarming loss of intelligence measured by IQ.

Well, what a surprise!  Or is it?  Not to me.  I have never liked smoking as a habit. It is disgusting, particularly for those who do not smoke although, surprisingly, many sad smokers also know how disgusting it is but lack the will power to kick the habit.   It  also feels like an unnatural use of the lungs and windpipe.

So here we have apparently scientific evidence that cannabis use makes you stupid unless cannabis users were inherently stupid. I know what I think and I am grateful that I avoided the spliff set.

About Keith R Mitchell CBE

Qualified as a Chartered Accountant in 1967. Pursued a successful career in financial training and publishing until selling his interests in 1990. Elected a County Councillor for the Bloxham Division in 1989. Leader of Oxfordshire County Council 5 November 2001 to 15 May 2012. Chairman of the South East England Regional Planning Committee July 2002 to July 2005. Chairman of the South East England Regional Assembly July 2005 to July 2008. In HM the Queen’s 2007 Birthday Honours, appointed a Commander of the Most Excellent Order of the British Empire in recognition of services to local government.
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