Why Weed Makes You Lazy

by Moin Uddin Ahmed Tipu

A lazy stoner. It’s a stereotype for sure, but what’s going on in the brain to make pot smokers that way? Trace explains.

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Long-term cannabis use may blunt the brain’s motivation system

“Long-term cannabis users tend to produce less dopamine, a chemical in the brain linked to motivation, a study has found.”

Dopaminergic Function in Cannabis Users and Its Relationship to Cannabis-Induced Psychotic Symptoms

“Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug globally, and users are at increased risk of mental illnesses including psychotic disorders such as schizophrenia.”

How Marijuana Works

“Although banned by the U.S. federal government in 1937, it is estimated that 14.8 million Americans use marijuana, which is roughly the population of Calcutta, India.”

Study: Marijuana Not Linked With Long Term Cognitive Impairment

“The idea that “marijuana makes you dumb” has long been embodied in the stereotype of the slow, stupid stoner, seen in numerous Hollywood movies and TV comedies and going unquestioned by much of American culture.”

Effects of Long-Term Marijuana Use on the Brain Shown Similar To Other Addicting Drugs

“Long-term use of marijuana produces changes in the brain that are similar to those seen after long-term use of other major drugs of abuse such as cocaine, heroin, and alcohol.”

What Are the Risks of Low Dopamine Levels?

“Low dopamine levels can contribute to a number of health issues, including depression, weight gain, and loss of motor control.”

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John Dee June 22, 2020 - 12:06 PM

Dopamine's…🤔 No wonder I get a big 'ol hard on an hour after a nice phat cone to the dome!!😏

Adonni Kaci June 26, 2020 - 5:41 AM

It’s not surprising just heartbreaking

browneyedgirl428 July 8, 2020 - 6:14 AM

Seriously!!!?? I already have a problem with depression & laziness, definitely staying away from that

Bruce Lee July 29, 2020 - 12:39 AM

Weed is a ambition killer. Weed is a emotions killer. People who smoke everyday have no ambition and no emotions.

Yoda July 30, 2020 - 10:23 AM

I actually agree

Yoda July 30, 2020 - 10:36 AM

If you guys knew all the rich people funnel your taxes into offshore bank accounts… why do you think a 400 billion dollar business only pays its employees 13$ per hour then you pay taxes on that until people step up and fight these capitalists and revolutionize this country..we all will continue to be suppressed and mis treated

Yoda July 30, 2020 - 10:38 AM

You are depressed because you are oppressed by a capitalist country that makes you pay taxes on the work you do…. you dont make enough money no matter how hard you work meanwhile business entities rob you of your freewill they poison our foods and our medicine and they use us as cannon fodder… that's why we are called sheep be we wont wake up..

Yoda July 30, 2020 - 10:39 AM

Mega corporations should pay taxes middle class and rich should pay taxes if you make less than 20$per hour u shouldn't have to pay taxes

merika pine August 14, 2020 - 10:14 PM

Lmao good thing I’m already depressed

JAYW0151 August 22, 2020 - 5:20 AM

Have i just listened to somebody saying one pull of a joint can affect memory loss an all that bla bla. Wow im going to bed.

John Paul September 7, 2020 - 2:11 AM

Why is this titled this way? He didn't even explain why it makes you lazy? He just described the ST and LT effects.

douglas sopa October 1, 2020 - 10:46 PM

its the bullshit weed that makes ya lazy. no hobbys no ambition no motovation . comes with the package you bought..

Adam Smasher October 7, 2020 - 9:04 PM

Only liars or people who don't smoke pot would dislike this video.

Greg Crowe October 19, 2020 - 8:06 AM

Thank You

Bo Joe October 21, 2020 - 2:17 AM

Weed is a medicine in needs to be Respected. It can make you or break you sometimes both. Weed can destroy your social life. And on the other hand we can help your social life. Weed can kill your career goals. And if you have anxiety Smoking weed will only crank it up some more. Me personally I smoke weed by myself It makes me anti Social It never used to do that. One hit A-day keeps the demons away any more than that they will come to play OCD will not go away If you smoke weed everyday. Everybody's brains different What affects one person my not affects the other 1. Should it be legal yes Should ever be respected yes You have to figure this out on your own Weed is a medicine

Omni God November 7, 2020 - 6:48 PM

Wow all this talk about it being illegal shows we came a long way 💯💯

An artist with one shoe untied November 17, 2020 - 7:34 AM

Me watching while it is now legal

Antonio Degas December 3, 2020 - 9:14 PM

Dude I even look like you, stop putting shame to that face wtf dawg. I smoked for three years and I had bpd and was taking SSRI anyway. Also how is the dopamine depletion of amphetamine related to theory that weed does the same? Oh and right- taking it before 18 is definitely harmful.

kalrav pathak December 5, 2020 - 9:12 PM

If u Don't have social anxiety and u smoke marijuana than u will sooon get social anxiety

Kogoro Mori December 11, 2020 - 9:51 PM

Y the guy in the thumbnail look like he quit meth? Misleading:check.

5th Shaman December 25, 2020 - 2:01 PM

Not lazy just makes life go at a normal pace not rushed like everything else

Gee up December 29, 2020 - 2:00 AM

Weed is best smoked half an hour before bed then you slip into a Dracula style sleep

John johnson January 4, 2021 - 10:48 AM

Yeah overrated, weed kinda lame

stefon wefon January 14, 2021 - 9:53 AM

tbh . . i workout wayyyyyyyy better high. . and i dont get burnt out as fast .. its really a mind thing

Mystic January 20, 2021 - 10:11 AM


Larry Lassiter January 30, 2021 - 7:17 PM

Smoking pot is dime and i ant paying fore it with my taxes.

真空 February 19, 2021 - 8:26 PM

Most pot smokers are very uninteresting people to be around. They have this depersonalization way of being. I have met some who are exuberant, but that's rare.

真空 February 19, 2021 - 8:28 PM

Most pot-smokers are very uninteresting people to be around. They have a depersonalizing way of acting, almost like they're depressive. Few of them are actually down to Earth and exuberant, but that's rare.

Luizifer Behel March 1, 2021 - 6:29 PM

It makes me so lazy i keep procrastinating tomorrow that i will not smoke 😂

Adam Turiansky March 4, 2021 - 3:56 PM

Its all connected with diet,if you exercise or not,caffein intake ,enviroment,simply lifeStyle

Arturo Unknown March 12, 2021 - 11:25 AM

its funny cuz i like working hard and i smoke weed daily but to do other things they became less interesting i can relate

achsah kaleb March 18, 2021 - 4:02 PM

thank you for the info. I hate drugs it changes people!!!

Joe Amodeo March 27, 2021 - 3:33 AM

it all comes down to dopamine

jases jandrn April 27, 2021 - 3:23 PM

Adderall decreases dopamine because it releases so much of it. Weed brings it down so it's ironic it has the same effect in tje long term

K G May 2, 2021 - 11:03 PM

Well started smoking and loss all motivation for my course and now I’m defo flopping 🤕

MrTrashInTheCan June 9, 2021 - 9:37 PM

Damn whattup Skinny P

Lovemore Banda July 4, 2021 - 1:56 PM

Wise words

ChiefinTv July 12, 2021 - 8:14 AM

So what if u only smoked once per day st night time? Does this mean you would experience natural dopeamine thru the day? Or does smoking once per day at night affect it during the day the next day?

clive brown July 19, 2021 - 7:45 AM

If you dont have house and car you shud not be smoking weed

Caucasian African July 22, 2021 - 5:36 AM

I don't know if it makes you lazy, but it makes ME lazy.

Osvaldo Alvarez August 12, 2021 - 9:12 AM

i hate this life how can change this feeling

Toucher November 16, 2021 - 4:41 AM

I ate an edible an hour ago and was trying to think of what I should do while I’m high and I ended up watching videos about how weed is bad for you. 10/10 high but am also telling myself I need to quit