can you say "post hoc ergo propter hoc"?

So, courtesy of the Chicago Tribune (use noaccount@mailinator.com as login, noaccount as password, and if those don't work check for a new one at bugmenot.com), a story on how the government wants us to believe that pot makes you crazy, because children who smoke marijuana before the age of 12 have a higher incidence of mental illness later on than those who don't smoke until age 18.

I don't suppose the population that consists of "kids who start smoking pot before age 12" has other potential causes of mental illness (in which they include depression; in which they include, maybe, not feeling like working at shit jobs) going on, whether organic or situational? Nah.


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