We’ve often discussed the fact that, when it comes to driving, marijuana often makes drivers cautious (countering impairment), while alcohol makes them reckless (increasing the impact of impairment).
This takes it a step further.
College students abandon condom use when binge drinking â€” but not when theyâ€™re stoned â€” a study by an Oregon State University researcher found. […]
â€œUnlike alcohol, marijuana may cause users to compensate for impairments in inhibitory control by changing decision-making and risk perception,â€ the study said.
In other words, the pot smokers may be a little bit paranoid or anxious.
The researchers concluded that â€œdecision-making impairments may be mild following marijuana use and that cognitive compensation may occur.â€
Update: It appears that the authors of the study were not consulted in the article, and dispute the support for conclusions made in the article. (see comments)
I oppose junk science and junk journalism of real science wherever I find it.
So, even though this post was intended as a bit of fun, I withdraw any support for this article.