We’ve often discussed the fact that, when it comes to driving, marijuana often makes drivers cautious (countering impairment), while alcohol makes them reckless (increasing the impact of impairment).
This takes it a step further.
College students abandon condom use when binge drinking — but not when they’re stoned — a study by an Oregon State University researcher found. […]
“Unlike alcohol, marijuana may cause users to compensate for impairments in inhibitory control by changing decision-making and risk perception,” the study said.
In other words, the pot smokers may be a little bit paranoid or anxious.
The researchers concluded that “decision-making impairments may be mild following marijuana use and that cognitive compensation may occur.”