“WE HAVE A 300% INCREASE IN MARIJUANA DRUG INCIDENTS IN FORT COLLINS..."
⇒ Jerry Wilson, Superintendent, Poudre School District, Summer-Fall 2011
After having analyzed the data for the school years starting in 2008 through 2010 over the holidays, lets determine if that is true. The summary statistics indicate the following:
|Overall Drug Incidents:|
|Overall Drug Incidents as percentage of attendance:|
If the intent of the analysis is to show whether Mr. Jerry Wilson misstated the facts, then it needs to go no farther, no graphs are necessary, the numbers speak for themselves. ~48% is NOT 300%. ~120% is NOT 300%. Hence when Fort Collins voters voted to ban Medical Marijuana Centers, they did so based on misinformation, which is very prevalent in today's political area.
As the allegations that Medical Marijuana Centers are at the root cause of this rise, let us test that theory for the null hypotheses. The hypotheses is that Medical Marijuana Centers are responsible for the ~50% per year rise in school drug incidents.
First we look at the raw data for the baseline school year, 2008-2009, sorted by attendance. In the raw data, the type of drugs resulting in an incident aren't diffirentiated, nor does this analysis cover incidents other than drug incidents other than to track the total number of incidents reported.
Next is the 2009-2010 school year: