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    Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    “What I think is that if your kid or one of his friends goes out and gets caught with marijuana, sticking them in prison is a big mistake,” he told Peter Robinson of the Hoover Institution. “So I don’t really believe in prison sentences for these minor non-violent drug offenses, but I’m not willing to go all the way to say it is a good idea either. I think people who use marijuana all the time lose IQ points, I think they lose their drive to show up for work.”
    And, with that statement, Rand Paul's base of midnight tokers is gone.

    But, seriously, I have a real issue with what Rand Paul said, and I strongly disagree with him. Why? Oh, I dunno. Just not motivated to explain, and besides, I forgot the question.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Meh, my score dropped 30 points in roughly a year "albeit I was taking an online test, it was the same one as the first take", without any usage of drugs asides from alcohol use. IQ fluctuates with psychological health, if you say using marijuana is immoral, you might as well say that acquiring depression is also immoral.
    Either I'm right or you're wrong.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Maybe not gone, as he said,

    What I think is that if your kid or one of his friends goes out and gets caught with marijuana, sticking them in prison is a big mistake
    Smart pot smokers, even though there are legions of idiots out there, would find that to be the more important takeaway.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    While he may have exaggerated, there's no doubt that smoking pot is not a life advantage. Quite the opposite.

    The real point is that is should be legal. Lots of things aren't so great for you but they are legal and a personal decision. I'd hate to see marijuana glorified - just legalized.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    I agree with Rand Paul completely on this subject. If people want to sacrifice their sharp wits to marijuana, let them do so legally.
    You can never be safe from a government that can keep you completely safe from each other and the world. You must choose.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Dezaad View Post
    I agree with Rand Paul completely on this subject. If people want to sacrifice their sharp wits to marijuana, let them do so legally.
    Yes, it certainly debilitated Carl Sagan.
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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Who cares what his opinion of marijuana side effects are?

    It's irrelevant.

    What matters is will he legalize it or not - which he apparently will.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    I make money, I employ people, I pay taxes (albeit against my will), and I smoke marijuana daily. It evidently hasn't affected my motivation.
    If you hate capitalism so much, then just write everything in lower case. Problem solved.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by danarhea View Post
    And, with that statement, Rand Paul's base of midnight tokers is gone.

    But, seriously, I have a real issue with what Rand Paul said, and I strongly disagree with him. Why? Oh, I dunno. Just not motivated to explain, and besides, I forgot the question.

    Article is here.
    He should look to the careers of (e.g.) everyone who'e ever made money in Silicon Valley. Pretty much everyone out here smokes pot, and we have by far the strongest economy in the country. Clearly Mr. Paul has managed the remarkable feat of sticking his head entirely up his own arse.

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    Re: Rand Paul: Marijuana users lose IQ points and lack motivation

    Quote Originally Posted by Aderleth View Post
    He should look to the careers of (e.g.) everyone who'e ever made money in Silicon Valley. Pretty much everyone out here smokes pot, and we have by far the strongest economy in the country. Clearly Mr. Paul has managed the remarkable feat of sticking his head entirely up his own arse.
    From the occasional users, sure. The pot culture surrounding them? Deserves its ass kicking.
    Michael J Petrilli-"Is School Choice Enough?"-A response to the recent timidity of American conservatives toward education reform. https://nationalaffairs.com/publicat...-choice-enough

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