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
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.
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.
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.”