Hi All, Ok well this is not the first marijuana forum I am joining, but having read some stuff around here I do think you're at least as friendly a bunch as all the others have been! Soo.... Hi... And, well the thing is, I have a smoker boyfriend while I have never smoked, and I kinda got scared about his smoking, reading stuff like people who smoke go nuts by the age of 40 etc, and obviously I don't want him to go nuts... But I don't really believe any of the "research" going on out there about marijuana, all those groups need to be funded by something, either some anti-pot government or some pro-pot movement, and they are already told what result they are expected to get... and the same applies to scientific journals, whenever it is about political issues. So being a 1st-year statistics student at University I have decided to do a smaller research project myself, actually going out and asking REAL pot smokers some real questions and collecting real data, focusing on cognitive function... Of course it's completely anonymous, no names or locations are asked at all. The questions are 1) How old are you? 2) What is your job? 3) For how long have you consumed marijuana? 4) How much marijuana do you consume a week? (approximately in grams) 5) Do you take any other drugs, including tobacco and alcohol? 6) How long has it been since you last consumed marijuana? 7) Would you be so kind as to do the 10-minute timed test at http://www.intelligencetest.com/ , and honestly report your results to me? The test is especially difficult, everyone I know who has done it has got MUCH worse results than they would have done on any other IQ test. I actually don't think the results have much to do with people's ACTUAL IQ score at all, but I needed to pick something that everyone can do (it was a basically random choice), and I think that score is good for comparison in any case. I have only a few results yet (8 smokers and 8 non-smokers) and it's not nearly enough to make proper statistical conclusions, but I can tell you that so far it seems that marijuana does NOT have any effect on cognitive function - in fact, the marijuana smokers so far seem to be doing slightly better than the non-smokers, but the difference is yet statistically insignificant. I am even starting to feel encouraged to join my boyfriend one day, that is, when I stop being a chicken. So anyway, I would really appreciate if some of you chose to help me and answered this survey. It would only take 15 minutes of your time, but it would help a lot, really. You can PM me the answers, you don't even need to tell me your email or anything, and as I said you don't need to disclose personal information that could identify you at all. I only ask that you are honest, because otherwise the results are not trustworthy at all. Thanks a lot in advance, Z.