Reader: I Stopped Smoking Pot and Now I Feel Dumber

Keep Westword Free
I Support
  • Local
  • Community
  • Journalism
  • logo

Support the independent voice of Denver and help keep the future of Westword free.

In two new posts, a Stanford professor presents data suggesting that most marijuana smokers aren't well-educated.

According to his stats, only about a sixth of pot users have college degrees, while the remainder do not — making the profile of cannabis consumers similar to cigarette smokers when viewed from the perspective of social-capitol demograhics.

No surprise that this supposition prompted a slew of responses after we shared the item on Facebook.

Here's one of our favorites.

Donny Braman writes:

It's what helped me through college and I graduated with a 3.0. I now have been without herb for a year, my job sucks, and I feel that I am dumber. I need to start smoking again...

Send your story tips to the author, Michael Roberts.For more memorable takes, visit our Comment of the Day archive.

Keep Westword Free... Since we started Westword, it has been defined as the free, independent voice of Denver, and we would like to keep it that way. Offering our readers free access to incisive coverage of local news, food and culture. Producing stories on everything from political scandals to the hottest new bands, with gutsy reporting, stylish writing, and staffers who've won everything from the Society of Professional Journalists' Sigma Delta Chi feature-writing award to the Casey Medal for Meritorious Journalism. But with local journalism's existence under siege and advertising revenue setbacks having a larger impact, it is important now more than ever for us to rally support behind funding our local journalism. You can help by participating in our "I Support" membership program, allowing us to keep covering Denver with no paywalls.

We use cookies to collect and analyze information on site performance and usage, and to enhance and customize content and advertisements. By clicking 'X' or continuing to use the site, you agree to allow cookies to be placed. To find out more, visit our cookies policy and our privacy policy.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.


Join the Westword community and help support independent local journalism in Denver.