(idea submitted by Hannah W.)
There is a wide held belief that every minority group has its own characteristic vice. For example, the Catholic community is allegedly inclined toward alcohol consumption, the Mormons have a penchant for polygamy, and the Japanese seem to display a liking to buying underwear from vending machines. In the same vein, Jewish Young Adults also display their own idiosyncratic subversive habit in the form of Cannabis.
While many subgroups and ethnicities have a tendency to toke, JYAs display more than a simple inclination toward smoking Marijuana; with JYAs it is more of a disposition. There are two interesting aspects of JYAs propensity to puff-puff-give. First, usage of the Wacky Weed is limited to JYAs only, and the trend does not continue with Jewish Elders. The most prevalent vice for JEs is coffee, in all of its various forms, and it still remains to be revealed what exactly triggers the switch from joints to java in the Jewish community.
Secondly, the desire for doobie in the JYA community transcends both national and religiously sectarian lines. Secular JYAs are just as likely to choke down the cheeba as religious JYAs. In fact, the Orthodox Yeshiva communities of Jerusalem are known country-wide as the best areas in Israel to score some hydroponic green in times on need. The universality of Mary Jane for JYAs is also a worldwide phenomenon. The means of “getting blazed” might be different in the various communities, but the ends are the same. JYAs from the States seem to favor the direct hash-pipe approach, and the occasional water bong, while JYAs from Europe and Israel prefer the spliff method, usually in the form of a 50-50 mix of Pot and Parliament Lights.
Be it medicinal or recreational, JYAs show a heightened interest in Tetrahydrocannabinol, more so than other minority groups, which seems to affect even the most devout non-smokers. For the Non Jew who is ever looking to purchase some Marijuana, odds are very strong that a nearby JYA will probably have some sitting in tin in the freezer, readily available for consumption. And if for some reason the JYA is “dry”, he/she will undoubtedly be able to make a quick phone call to any numbers of other JYAs to solve the crisis. Unfortunately for Non Jews who are looking for “harder” substances, the JYA will be unable to help, and the Non Jew would be better off asking a WASP.