The stereotype of the college-educated pot smoker is wrong (The Washington Post)

By KEITH HUMPHREYS | March 12, 2015

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One of the biggest laughs in the 1984 movie “Romancing the Stone” occurs when Michael Douglas’ cynical, worldly character implies dismissively that a romance novel writer played by Kathleen Turner is too innocent to have ever smoked marijuana.  Turner defends herself by asserting “I went to college!”

The joke reflected a generational reality: When the drug exploded onto the American scene in the 1970s, the first adopters were drawn heavily from the college-educated middle class. But in more recent years, the marijuana market has become more economically downscale .

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