Comment: I can agree with the idea

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I can agree with the idea

I can agree with the idea that recreational drug use isn't necessarily healthy, but I have an issue with his reasoning.

Loss of ambition? Here, he's referring to amotivational syndrome. A supposed medical condition that hasn't been backed up by empirical evidence.

All Rand's got left is a loss of IQ (which consequently, isn't a significant loss). Sure, it may lower one's IQ, but IQ itself is a somewhat silly concept, imo. Besides, most of these studies were done on young smokers. Abstaining from use often regained the lost IQ.

Most of marijuanas negative effects (loss of memory, loss of IQ, decreased reaction time) are easily reversed by stopping one's use.

David Earl Williams III for Congress