Credit: PatrickMcMullan.com

Credit: PatrickMcMullan.com

Washington Post curiosity columnist Richard Cohen is in rare form heading into the weekend. Last time we checked in with Cohen he was cautioning marijuana users against smoking cigarettes.

Recent Justin Bieber news gives him a fresh hook on the subject, so he’s still on it, this time with a warning for the troubled pop star:

In the press, your name is associated with marijuana. Your plane got searched for the stuff, you’ve been photographed allegedly smoking it and NBC News says the pilots of your private plane donned masks to avoid inhaling marijuana on a recent flight with you.

Justin, m’boy, you’ve got a habit or maybe just a strong indulgence, but whatever it is, the consequences are plain. Not to put too fine a point on it, you’ve been acting like a jerk. Maybe you ought to lay off the weed. Look at it this way: If it’s legal and everyone’s doing it, then it’s no longer cool. And neither are you.