The game I’m playing is called baseless speculation. Ain’t it fun?
(I provide a quote below so you don’t have to click the link to Frum’s site:)
Jared Lee Loughner, the man held as the Tucson shooter, has been described by those who know as a “pot smoking loner.”
We are also learning that Loughner exhibited signs of severe mental illness, very likely schizophrenia.
The connection between marijuana and schizophrenia is both controversial and complicated. The raw association is strong:
Schizophrenics are twice as likely to smoke marijuana as non-schizophrenics.
People who smoke marijuana are twice as likely to develop schizophrenia as those who do not smoke.
But is correlation causation?
Increasingly experts seem to be saying: “Yes.”
PS – he has been rightfully excoriated in the comments on his blog. Which, I suspect, provides him nourishment, much like one of those creatures that feed on pure emotion on Star Trek (again – the game here is called baseless speculation).