18-Year-Old Smokes Pot, Makes News, Tweets Nice/Unnecessary Apology SHARE: Tweet About 7.2 percent of 8th graders, 17.6 percent of 10th graders and 22.6 percent of 12th graders had used marijuana in the month before a 2011 National Institute on Drug Abuse survey on pot use. And that’s just the percentage of kids who feel comfortable enough to admit it to the feds. BUT, ZOMG, JUSTIN BIEBER IS USING THE POT!!!1!!!!1!!! Follow Us Of course he is — brah’s been going to Phish shows. TMZ, as usual, went heavy on the judgment-laced puns and unrelated stories about it, even though the world’s most famous castration target is 18 years old and what seems to be as grounded a teenager as possible considering he’s rich as hell and his most mundane tweets rack up 40,000 RTs. SEE ALSO: • The Connection: Bieber/Phish Lovefest Continues at MSG • Pornhub Has Just the Thing to Help Bieber Get Over Selena Gomez Bieber felt compelled to apologize to all his Beliebers out there on Twitter following the report, which broke on Saturday. Sure, he’s a God to tweens everywhere. But Bieber is an 18-year-old overgrown child who needs normalcy more than anything else in his life. He needs to kick back with his buddies and do what relaxes him. If that’s a relatively harmless drug that’s never directly killed anyone ever, so be it. Bieber’s apology is noted, and it’s comforting for the parents of his impressionable fans to read that, but he is not Johnny Dakota, and this is not Saved By the Bell — his apology was totally unnecessary. SEE ALSO: • Live Out Your Wildest Fan Fiction Fantasies With a Bieber Blow-up Doll • About That Thwarted Plot to Kill and Castrate Justin Bieber … Follow Us Slade Sohmer Slade Sohmer is editor-in-chief of HyperVocal and co-host of SiriusXM's daily "Politics Powered By Twitter" program. Tweet him at @SladeHV.