The Point: Better Grades! No Dope

Whoa, dude, what a concept. For the Colson Center, I’m John Stonestreet with The Point.

In order to curb drug tourism, a city in the Netherlands banned foreigners from cannabis cafes.

This hit foreign students at the local University pretty hard. So much so that researchers discovered that those who lost access to legal marijuana started performing better in school.

In the “thank you, Captain Obvious” department, the Washington Post reports that “the researchers attribute their results to the students who were denied legal access to marijuana being less likely to use it and to suffer cognitive impairments . . .  as a result.”

As one researcher put it, this study is extremely valuable because it looked at “similar people in a similar location,” that is Dutch students and foreign students at the same university. This allowed researchers to “isolate the effect of marijuana legalization.”

Sound methodology, sound conclusion: or to paraphrase a certain movie character, “fat, stoned, and stupid is no way to go through life, son.”


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