DAVIS (CBSLA.com) — If smoking pot is a part of your life, some say you should get ready to earn less.

Researchers at the University of California, Davis followed children from birth up to age 38.

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They found that those who smoked cannabis four or more days a week over many years ended up in lower paying, less prestigious, and less-skilled jobs.

The study also found that regular users also experienced financial issues, as well as work-related and relationship difficulties.

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“Our research does not support arguments for or against cannabis legalization,” said Magdalena Cerdá, who led an international team of researchers. “But it does show that cannabis was not safe for the long-term users tracked in our study.”

The study also found that those dependent on cannabis experienced more financial difficulties as compared to those who were alcohol dependent.

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