anyone checking their math?
>In 1996 the rough U.S. population was 200,000,000 and the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) surveyed 74 million people. Of those 74 million, 25,752,000 (35%, estimated 77 million in the U.S. at that time) had tried pot at least once in their life.
25,752,000 / 74,000,000 = 34.8% (not a significant difference)
200,000,000 * .348 = 67,600,000, a considerable difference from 77 million...almost 10 million people
>And 4 million (5%) had used other drugs (coke, crack etc.) in the last year (12 million estimated total U.S.).
4,000,000 / 74,000,000 = 5.4% * 200,000,000 = 10,810,810...not 12 million
>an estimated 5 million people smoked marijuana every week
They don't even have any math for that one...
>Of those 4 million (those who used other drugs in the last month) they probably had all smoked marijuana too
You know what they say about assumptions, don't you?
>So only a small portion of people who had smoked marijuana once in the last year also used harder drugs, proving that marijuana does not usually lead to harder drugs.
That logic doesn't follow, I'm sorry...it's based on the statement before, which didn't have any figures behind it...
>Arguments from people against marijuana never contain proven facts, it is always, "in some studies it is shown that it can do...",
And this is from a survey...it never states if it was a random sampling of the population...it could have been a sampling of people ages 28-36, people who were alive during the 70's...
>Others might point out that 100,000 people a year seek help in quitting the drug. That does not mean it is addictive, it means that this relatively small portion of people have trouble with forming habits (these same people probably would have problems with gambling, etc.).
ASSUMPTIONS UP THE WAZOO! Perhaps it means that 100,000 people try to quit each year, the rest don't even try.
>It is true however that if you excessively abuse marijuana it has negative side effects
They admit it...discretely
>Not true at all, many people who smoke make high honor roll
so do many that don't, let's see some percentages of honor roll pot smokers and drug free kids...
okay, I debunked one source, is that good enough or should I do the rest?