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.