New Book on Marijuana and Mental Illness, Violence

New book will update the public on marijuana’s role in our mental health crisis.

Former NY Times Writer Delves into Dark Side of Cannabis

MomsStrong applauds the release of an important new book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.”

Have we been duped by the marijuana industry? The kind of drugs we legalize shapes the type of society we live in. Author Alex Berenson’s forthcoming book proves that the legalization of marijuana will have a huge net negative effect.

A little bit of background about Alex Berenstein, he’s a former NY Times investigative reporter whose book Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence was released 1-8-19.

Alex Berenson’s wife is a research, forensics psychiatrist (formerly with Columbia Univ).

The First Interviews about Berenson’s Book

Is Marajuana more dangerous than we’re told? – Tucker Carlson 1/7/19

Guests: Alex Berenson (Former NYT Reporter) Richard Goodstein (Former Clinton Advisor)

The New York Times podcast, The Argument just featured an interview with the author. Check it out.: New York Times Opinion.

Update: now that the book is out, the media blackout on marijuana harms is broken.

Opinion | What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know

The wave toward legalization ignores the serious health risks of marijuana. By Alex Berenson Mr. Berenson is the author of a forthcoming book on marijuana use. Marijuana seems to be on an unstoppable march to legalization in the United States. New York and New Jersey are racing to join the 10 states that already allow recreational use of cannabis.

‘Reefer Madness’ not so mad after all, anti-pot author warns

Even primitive doctors in ancient China knew that something didn’t smell right with marijuana. The “Pen-ts’ao Ching,” a guide to herbal medicine published some 2,000 years ago, warned that excessive cannabis consumption might lead to “seeing devils.” Chinese doctors around the same time believed that the drug could cause violence and criminal behavior.

This reporter took a deep dive into the science of smoking pot. What he found is scary.

It’s been a few years since Alex Berenson has “committed journalism,” as he likes to say. As a New York Times reporter, Berenson did two tours covering the Iraq War, an experience that inspired him to write his first of nearly a dozen spy novels.

Is Marijuana as Safe as We Think?

A few years ago, the National Academy of Medicine convened a panel of sixteen leading medical experts to analyze the scientific literature on cannabis. The report they prepared, which came out in January of 2017, runs to four hundred and sixty-eight pages. It contains no bombshells or surprises, which perhaps explains why it went largely unnoticed.

Learn more about the book on the Simon and Schuster website, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence.”

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