??!! With Facts Like These, Who Needs Fiction?
posted by January 7 at 14:21 PMon
Marijuana use is associated with violent behavior. Kids who use marijuana weekly are four times more likely to engage in violent behavior than those who don’t.
Um, how did they get this statistic? Since they don’t cite the source, I assume they got the figure by drug testing the people arrested for violent activity and discovering that some of them tested positive for pot - America’s most popular illicit drug.
By applying this backward logic, other popular activities, such as drinking milk, could also be associated with violent behavior. You see, most people who commit acts of violence have drunk milk, meaning that — here it is - drinking milk leads to being violent. And pot leads to violence, too. Obviously.
Does it not occur to these propagandists that if they repeatedly say things that fly in the face of common knowledge, even if there is some convoluted statistic to back it up, people will eventually conclude they’re full of crap and ignore everything they say? Well, according to a recent Government Accountability Office report on federal drug advertising, that’s exactly what is happening.