Debunking The ‘Lazy Stoner’ Myth: Scientist Reveals Cannabis’s Unexpected Effect On Motivation

By Maureen Meehan, Benzinga on October 8, 2023

Public opinion, prohibitionists and some elected officials are still holding fast to the view that frequent cannabis use causes amotivation, or lack of drive, energy and desire to engage in any activity. We’ve all heard the outdated “lazy stoner” theory.

Gary Wenk Ph.D., professor of psychology, neuroscience and medical genetics at Ohio State University, weighed in on the topic recently in Psychology Today.

“However, whether the amotivational syndrome exists or not is still controversial; there are still too few studies on the topic, and those that exist are often poorly controlled and small. They do not allow a definitive answer.”

– Read the entire article at Benzinga.