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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).


Reviews and Interviews with the Author

Update: now that the book is out, the media blackout on marijuana harms is broken. We will continur to post all the reviews and interviews, below. Please bookmark this page and share with others.


Tucker Carlson Interview

‘Tucker Carlson Tonight’ investigates the connection between marijuana and violence

‘Tell Your Children’ author Alex Berenson discusses the link between marijuana use and mental health among youth.


Panel Discussion in Ireland

RCSI MyHealth: Cannabis and Youth Health – The Evidence

Live stream recording of RCSI MyHealth public lecture Over 500 members of the public attended Cannabis and Youth Health – The Evidence, the latest in the RCS…


Peter Hitchens Review

“But let me say through clenched teeth that it is of course very good news that a fashionable young metropolitan person such as Mr. ­Berenson is at last prepared to say openly that marijuana is a dangerous drug whose use should be severely discouraged. “

Reefer Sadness | Peter Hitchens

by alex berensonTell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence free press, 272 pages, $26 The smoking of marijuana, with its careful preparation of the elements and the solemn passing around of the shared joint, was the unholy communion of the counterculture in the late 1960s, when our present elite formed its opinions.


Berenson Speaks to the Heritage Foundation


Berenson Speaks at Empire Center

NY’s Cannabis Question – Alex Berenson

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Berenson at the Hudson Institute

Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence: A Conversation with Alex Berenson

On February 28, Hudson Institute hosted Alex Berenson for a discussion of his latest book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and…


Radio Interview on Seth Leibsohn Show

February 8, 2019 – Alex Berenson

Alex Berenson, bestselling author of the book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence”, joins Seth and Debbie Moak to talk about the effects of cannabis.


Tucker Carlson Show

Laura Ingraham podcast interview with Alex Berenson starts ~ 1:24:00

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

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


NY Times Podcast

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


Opinion | What Advocates of Legalizing Pot Don’t Want You to Know (Published 2019)

The wave toward legalization ignores the serious health risks of marijuana. By 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.

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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.

PodcastOne: Covington Catholic Students Respond to the Social Media Mob, Radical Pro-Abortion Legislation in New York, and the Truth About The Dangers of Marijuana

The backlash against the media continues over their coverage of the Covington Catholic students, former Speaker of the House Newt Gingrich discusses a wide array of topics, from the Covington kids to the government shutdown, Bill Donohue slams the radical pro-abortion legislation passed in New York, and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson reveals what he discovered in his new book Tell Your Children The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.

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