Teen marijuana use meme
Wednesday, Nov 24, 2004
98% of the teenage population does or has tried smoking pot. If you're one of the 2% who hasn't, copy & paste this into your journal.

I call bullshit. In a room full of 50 18-year-olds, only one of them hasn't experimented with marijuana? If the assertion itself weren't absurd, it would seem extremely unlikely that such a meme could actually spread if each person who reads it only has a 2% chance of being qualified to propogate it.

Best evidence shows that the actual number of teen pot experimenters is closer to 42.5%. While one way of looking at it is that they were only off by half, it's just as easy to say that this meme under-reports the number of teens who don't try pot by a factor of twenty-six times.

I'm happy that my membership in this 'elite' club isn't as significant as the meme would imply.

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