Does getting high grades increase your chances of getting just plain high?
Researchers from University College London seem to think so.
A new study has revealed that the smarter the student, the more likely they are to experiment with certain substances - including cannabis.
Researchers found that those between the ages of 18 and 20 with high academic ability were 50 percent more likely to consume cannabis occasionally and almost twice as likely to use it regularly compared to those of lower academic standing.
This same trend was also noticed with alcohol consumption.
Cigarettes, on the other hand, were far less attractive to high-achieving students. Researchers found that study participants between the ages of 13 and 17 were significantly less likely to take up smoking than those who did poorly in school.
These findings are consistent with tendencies of older adults, say the researchers, adding that it’s possible those with higher cognitive abilities may be more likely to have personality types that are open to new experiences.
We could've told them cannabis consumers aren't dopes, of course, but it's nice to have some more research to back that up.
h/t Men's Health