Something I never thought I would find myself saying/writing: Stoners may actually be smarter and more cognitive than people who don't smoke weed. Nope, I didn't just make that up either... That comes straight from a bunch of smart researchers at the University of Minnesota!

The study says that consuming marijuana at an early age does not necessarily lead to poor cognitive function as an adult. In fact, the study, published in the March edition of the Journal of Clinical and Experimental Neuropsychology, says college-aged stoners scored higher on several cognitive function assessments. Researchers noted, “Marijuana users were high functioning, demonstrating comparable IQs to controls and relatively better processing speed.”

The results come from a comparative examination of 35 straight-laced sobers and 35 full-blown stoners, all between the ages of 18-20, who reported beginning a personal love affair with marijuana prior to turning 17-years-old.

See the full study here.