College Students Who Use Marijuana Are More Motivated, Study Says
Lethargy and indolence have long been associated with marijuana use. But a new study published in Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology finds college students who use cannabis are more likely to engage in high-motivation activities than students who don’t.
Forty-seven college students participated in the trial. Twenty-five were regular cannabis users. That group ended up being more likely to select activities that required a high level of effort.
Researchers note the sample was small and “future research with a larger sample is required to evaluate possible associations between cannabis use and patterns of real-world effortful behavior over time.”
Still, this study suggests young cannabis users are a lot less Jeff Spicoli and more Rubin from Road Trip.