Why weed makes you lazy | The truth revealed

19 days ago

I've spent 3 hours reading through some of the most important scientific articles online and all the studies trying to put all the informations together to give you smokers the hypothesis, the premises and also the conclusions about the laziness produced by weed.

What science says


The stereotype that marijuana consumers are lazy is supported by some studies on a multitude of smokers & non-smokers. Research shows that people who regularly smoke marijuana for a long time tend to produce less of the substance in the brain that is associated with motivation.
(nothing about laziness)

UK & US researchers scanned the brains of marijuana users and people of similar age who did not use these drugs with a PET (positron emission tomography) device to measure how chemicals are distributed in brain.

The studies have shown that people who have been smoking for a long time tend to produce less dopamine, a brain substance that gives pleasure and plays an important role in motivation and reward-stimulated behavior.

Study participants who smoked on a regular basis and those who had started smoking at an early age had a lower level of dopamine in the striatum, a part of the brain, a result that could explain why smokers seem not to be motivated.

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The existence of this syndrome is controversial.

~ Michael Bloomfield, researcher at the Institute of Clinical Sciences at Imperial College London.

Because increased dopamine production was associated with psychoses, researchers were expected to find a higher level of dopamine in weed smokers, but the results showed exactly the opposite.

What successful weed smokers say


Name: Chris Bovey
Age: 46
Job: CEO at a cannabis seed distributor and founder of Angel Bird, a manufacturer of hard drives
He started smoking: at 20 years old.
How often: Most of the time.
Quantity: Three to six grams per week.
Favorite species: Kosher kush.

All the successful troops - the Beatles, Rolling Stones - smoked weed a hell lot and took psychedelic drugs. I do not feel that smoking would affect my motivation or laziness. I work very well on weed. In evening it helps me to relax. It helps me feel normal in this crazy world.

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Name: Andrew Purvis
Age: 32
Job: Owner of Joy Head Store in Worcester
City: Worcester, Worcestershire
He started smoking: In the last year of high school
How often: Daily
Quantity: Seven-eight grams per week
Favorite species: Jack Herer

I started to smoke in the last year of high school and realized that it was not a very accepted habit of society. It has not been easy for me to find a job because of the social stigma. My parents found out very early that I smoked and could not easily accept the situation; my dad died when I were very young, and my mother is conservative in many ways. I keep the distance between work and smoking, even if it sounds ridiculous, since I have a store that distributes marijuana smoking products. But I prefer to keep them separate. Sometimes smoking helps me prioritize things. I would not have my own business if I did not smoke. It does not seem to me a habit. It's just an option.

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Name: Dean Price
Age: 53
Job: Owner of a hydroponics store
City: Newport, Isle of Wight
He started smoking: 1992
How often: Daily
Quantity: Three grams per day
Preferred species: Super lemon haze

I have my business for twenty years. I have degenerative arthritis in the back since I did a motorcycle accident in 2001 or 2002. Smoking does not affect motivation. I know a lot of businessmen, counselors, realtors who smoke cannabis. I feel motivated in a cool way: I always do something productive or constructive.

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Laziness and motivation have a very close connection, taking the statements of scientists but also of successful smokers my own final objective conclusion is:

The consequences of weed on motivation & laziness are null. What matters a lot is how you look at life, how organized you are generally, which are your priorities & how you choose to act.

Even the scientists say it is controversial, so what's your point of view?

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References: Descopera, Pixabay, Vice, Prohbtd, Independent, Psychologytoday.

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Some of the greatest artists and musicians in history were smoking it. This did not stop them to create great art. On the contrary.
Thanks for this interesting article.

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True. Thank you!

Putting myself as an example, I started smoking at age 12 and I have done it almost daily and soon I will be 41. I remember that until almost a few years ago my brain kept creating new ideas and my stimulation to do new things was incredible ... I am sure that the amounts of dopamine in my brain were enormous at that time ;) I can say that now it is not the same but I am sure that if I did not smoke as I do it would not be so different (in reality I will never know this but I do not care) and I think it is more because of age and also more with a physical than intellectual question. It's more about not moving so much when I smoke, for example I spend more time on other less physical activities and more on thinking ones.

But as I said, it seems to me that it has to do more with age than with smoking in my case. Smoking never prevented me from doing something, but most of all it helped me to do what I really wanted to do, focusing my attention on those things (even if it was not the things I was expected to do at that moment ;) :D )

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Thanks a lot for your time & comment! Keep smoking!

Thanks for this interesting article.

There are many different effects of cannabis on the brain and body but it’s most common effects are likely the origin of the stereotype – relaxed, laid back, carefree, and spaced out.

I'm Not a Lazy "Stoner" !

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Thanks for your comment & opinion!

This seems like a reaserch abot pleasures rather than being lazy. I don't think there is connection between laziness and dopamine.

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Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that helps control the centers of reward and pleasure of the brain. Dopamine also helps regulate emotional movement and reaction, allowing not only to notice rewards, but to act by approaching them.

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I know what is it. Correlation is not the same as causation.

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And still there is a connection between laziness and dopamine.

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Ues, that is true. But to test the laziness is not to test the level of dopamine. Interesting read, nevertheless.

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Thanks.

Thank you for this nice article , and true it helps even for being more creative ✌️