Wednesday, January 13, 2010

Pot is for losers

 Monitoring the Future (2008) surveyed 6,873 high school seniors. You can see in the graph that smoking pot is associated with being a Democrat. For example, a strong Democrat is 1 1/2 times more likely than a strong Republican to have used marijuana 40 or more times (15 versus 10 percent). The difference is statistically significant.  So for every 100 conservative potheads, you get 150 who are liberal (if the two groups were equal in size). Democrat dissipation starts early.

While were at it, look at how use varies by GPA:

Pot is for losers.


  1. It would be interesting to compare to more (I'm guessing) Republican drugs like cocaine, alcohol, meth, and prescriptions like OxyContin.

  2. Pot is for losers? Maybe losers are for pot.

  3. Anonymous11:09 AM

    That's an awful big conclusion to draw from such a small data set.

    What percentage of millionaires smoke the reefer?


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