Marijuana or cannabis (like the plant) is one of the most popular drugs among users around the world. The United States registered high rates among consumers too. A recent study conducted by specialists analyze the effects of smoking marijuana. It seems like the drug makes users care less about their jobs.
The scientific study confirms the reality that many drug addicts face every day. One of the common effects of smoking marijuana is that people lose their motivation about their jobs.They don’t seem to be interested in being efficient, and money is not a motivation for them anymore if they have previously consumed cannabis.
The new study focused on two stages of marijuana users. Scientists observed their behavior before and after smoking marijuana. The results showed that people would be actually interested in doing their job the best they could if they didn’t take the drug. On the other hand, when high, they wouldn’t care anymore about being professional.
The people who took part in the trials where cannabis consumers. The researchers put them through an easy test, of tapping either slow or hard the space bar of a computer. The easy task involved thirty taps in seven seconds, while the harder one required from them one hundred taps in twenty-one seconds.
Researchers explained that this was an easy, yet efficient test through which they could measure the motivation of the participants. They were also given a certain sum of money, depending on the task they chose. However, when they are high, consumers tend to neglect any task and ignore any reward it might bring to them.
Even though the new study seemed to certify the common information on marijuana smokers, it actually did more than that. It also brought new information. According to previous studies, pot consumers were believed to lack motivation in any circumstances. Now the new study proves that when they are not under the influence of the substance, they behave as normal as people who don’t smoke cannabis. Scientists are sure that this is true because they made a comparison between people who use the drug and those who don’t.
Recent surveys revealed that approximately forty percent of the American adults admit to having tried marijuana at least once. Even teenagers try the drug, but it is most common in adults. They also think that smoking marijuana is not a dangerous habit and they don’t consider themselves addicts.
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