Remaining cognizant the polled students were self-reporting their grade point average, a new study indicates daily consumers of cannabis enjoy a higher than average GPA.
Seemingly dubious, thanks to its potentially bias source, the recent survey performed by Inhale Labs found:
“The average self-reported GPA of all college students is 3.1. The average self-reported GPA of students classified as daily or near daily [marijuana]users is 3.2”.
Defined by lighting up their favorite bong, joint, or rig more than 20 times a month, 10.1% of all college students self-reported getting high during the 2016 school year – representing a 171% increase over the 5.9% reported in 2014.
“It’s not only frequent marijuana use that has seen a jump. One in four (24.8 percent) college students have reported using marijuana once or more in the prior 30 days, up from 21 percent in 2014 and 17 percent in 2006. An even bigger hike occurred for those who have used marijuana in the prior 12 months. The rate is currently 47 percent, up from 34 percent in 2014 and just 30 percent in 2006.”
Which in this writer’s humble opinion, represents some solid progress.
Historically, alcohol has been the go-to libation for celebrating achievements or quelling the collegiate pressures of obtaining a higher education. But, when placed under the microscope of the NIH, it becomes hard to ignore the 88,000 alcohol-related deaths that occur each year and their costs to society.
Losing popularity amongst today’s college students, the past prevalence of alcohol consumption has led to some ugly facts with big price tags.
As alcohol-fueled frat parties lead to date rapes, domestic violence, and carnage on the highways and byways around every US college town, there remains no credible evidence linking marijuana consumption to low IQs in today’s students.
10.1 percent of all students surveyed reported using marijuana daily or near daily (defined as over 20 times/month)
24.8 percent of all students surveyed reported using marijuana once or more in the prior 30 days
47.0 percent of all students surveyed reported using marijuana once or more in the prior 12 months
22.0 percent of students classified as daily or near daily users reported having taken an exam under the influence of marijuana in the prior 3 months
87.0 percent of students classified as daily or near daily users reported completing an assignment while under the influence of marijuana in the prior 30 days
61.9 percent of students classified as daily or near daily users reported having studied for an exam under the influence of marijuana in the prior 3 months
75.2 percent of students classified as daily or near daily users reported feeling more productive under the influence of marijuana
The average self reported GPA of all students is 3.1
The average self reported GPA of students classified as daily or near daily users is 3.2
In addition to self-reporting an elevated GPA over their sober peers, the Inhale survey found 87% of today’s daily smokers finished school assignments while high, and 69% of the surveyed college students admitting to attending class with an elevated mindset. Additionally, 62% admitted to preparing for exams after firing up.
Igniting recessive critical thinking skills while extinguishing anxiety, today’s college students say Goodby to booze for relieving their college-related stress … and hello to weed!
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