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Since voters in Washington and Colorado approved marijuana legalization legislation last month, many people, including world leaders, questioned whether the war on drugs is still effective.

The Atlantic takes a look at the notion today.

It’s interesting when you think of the quality factor. The fact that pot smokers are now much more of connoisseurs of cannabis, and not just grass smokers plays a big role in the war on drugs.

How do you battle the war on drugs in your home? Teensavers helps discover experimentation.

Whether legalized or not, or allowed for medicinal purposes, the number one factor is delivering a message to children that marijuana is harmful for the brains of adolescents.

You can slice the legalization argument 10 ways on why it should be taxed and sold in America, but the bottom line is that kids can never think that it is OK to smoke.

Recent studies showed adults who smoked marijuana with kids, and continued with regularity through adulthood, showed a loss of IQ.

The threat to a developing young brain is monumental.

Too many people spout that marijuana is a harmless drug, and that nobody has ever died from using marijuana.

But teen who smoke can pay the price with their brain development, and marijuana can be a gateway drug for young users.

The phrase “getting stupid,” used to refer teens getting high, may be more of a reality than those adolescent smokers think.

A joint study between a London University and Duke University found that teens who smoked pot in their adolescence, had lower IQ scores as adults.

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They were also significantly more likely to have attention and memory problems in later life, than their peers who abstained.

The study focused on data from over 1,000 people in New Zealand, who have been followed through their lives since being born in 1972 or 1973.

Participants were asked about cannabis usage when they were 18, 21, 26, 32 and 38. Their IQ was tested at 13 and 38. In addition, each nominated a close friend or family member, who was asked about attention and memory problems.

The study, published in the journal Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, found persistent users, those who had smoked 4 times a week or more, had dropped 8 IQ points over the 25 years from 13 to age 38.

With the recent studies of marijuana as a possible gateway drug, this study may be another strong indicator why parents need to reinforce the message that marijuana is bad for children.