Marijuana blunts boys’ marriage prospects – study

NewsHub 9 November 2017
Family First Comment: No surprises. It’s called dope for a reason.
“Chronic marijuana use in adolescence was negatively associated with achieving important developmental milestones in young adulthood.”

Teenage boys who smoke a lot of weed might have trouble finding a wife, new research has found.

Researchers in the US tracking more than 1000 young adults over two decades found men who habitually used alcohol or marijuana in their teens were less likely to get married.

They were also less likely to go to university or have a full-time job, says study author Elizabeth Harari of the University of Connecticut.

“Chronic marijuana use in adolescence was negatively associated with achieving important developmental milestones in young adulthood.”

Marijuana and alcohol use by young women on the other hand had no effect on their marriage or employment status, but did make them less likely to go to college or earn high wages.

“Awareness of marijuana’s potentially deleterious effects will be important,” says Dr Harari, with a growing trend towards decriminalisation and legalisation across the US and the world.
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