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Teen Pot Smokers Outperform Geeks

Author: Jonty Skrufff
Monday, 12 November 2007
A new study of 5,000 Swiss young people has discovered that moderate pot smokers 'do not seem to have great personal, family, or academic problems' with those who also avoided tobacco actually outperforming

Pot users were 'more socially driven (and) significantly more likely to practice sports and they have a better relationship with their peers' than non users, said study chief JC Suris from University of

"Moreover, even though they are more likely to skip class, they have the same level of good grades; and although they have a worse relationship with their parents, they are not more likely to be depressed," he added. (Montreal Gazette)

However, pot smokers who smoked cigarettes performed less well at school, casting light on the continuing difficulties facing notorious royal smoke fiend Prince Harry, who was this week branded a 'drinking machine' by the Daily Mail.

Detailing his Bart Simpson style educational achievements which saw him being held back a year before getting into Eton and continually
struggling with dismal grades, the royalist newspaper criticised him for 'casually running up a £1,567 bar bill in a Kensington nightclub last week 'without any concept of what these large sums mean to ordinary people'.

"Some of us are really worried about what is happening to him with his drinking, and why he hasn't been better protected from the danger, and the appalling vulgarity, of running up these huge bar bills - thousands of pounds," said a 'close member of his Mother
(Princess Diana)'s circle.'

"He is quite careless about how much things cost. He needs to get away from London, from its clubs, from his louche friends," she suggested.

The News Of The World also covered Harry's £1.567 drinking session at 'trendy Amika nightclub in Kensington' and claimed the prince drunkenly threatened a fellow clubber who dared to speak to his girlfriend Chelsy.

"I'll kill him, I'll kill him, where is he-" Harry reportedly yelled.