Pubdate: Thu, 19 Jun 2003
Source: Toronto Star (CN ON)
Copyright: 2003 The Toronto Star
Author: Bruce Symington


Re: Teen pot-smokers also risk-takers

The article on risk-taking behaviour and cannabis use was interesting for 
what it concealed. True, those who engage in "risky" behaviour also smoked 
pot. It would have been interesting if the study had asked pot smokers what 
percentage of them had engaged in the "risky" behaviours. I speculate that 
most pot smokers do not engage in these activities.

The article implies that most juvenile delinquents smoke pot, therefore, 
most pot smokers are delinquents. This is illogical, along the lines of: 
Most police officers are men, therefore, most men are police officers. I 
would be interested in seeing a more thorough examination of the statistics.

Bruce Symington, Medicine Hat, Alta.
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