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The Resource Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson

Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson

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Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence
Title
Tell your children
Title remainder
the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence
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Alex Berenson
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Language
eng
Summary
  • "An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug--facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis. Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths- that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported book, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths: Almost no one is in prison for marijuana; A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used; Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic; Most of all, THC--the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug's high--can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis. Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year. Berenson's reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a thirty-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing his wife. He sticks to the facts, and they are devastating. With the US already gripped by one drug epidemic, this book will make readers reconsider if marijuana use is worth the risk"--
  • "An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug--facts the media have ignored as the United States rushes to legalize cannabis"--
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Berenson, Alex
Dewey number
362.29/50973
Index
no index present
LC call number
HV5822.M3
LC item number
B448 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Drug legalization
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Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson
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Publication
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everything you're about to read is true -- Part one: Then and now. Madness on two continents ; Schizophrenia, (mis)understood ; Getting high in the 1970s ; The first real proof ; Medical marijuana wins -- Part two: Proof. A round-the-world search for evidence ; An unlikely theory gains traction ; Study after study after study ; Stories from the front lines ; An epidemic arrives -- Part three: The red tide. Laboratory studies, real-world facts ; Axes and knives ; One bad trip ; Myths, spreading -- Epilogue: What now?
Control code
on1080276996
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781982103668
Lccn
2018037132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1080276996
Label
Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Everything you're about to read is true -- Part one: Then and now. Madness on two continents ; Schizophrenia, (mis)understood ; Getting high in the 1970s ; The first real proof ; Medical marijuana wins -- Part two: Proof. A round-the-world search for evidence ; An unlikely theory gains traction ; Study after study after study ; Stories from the front lines ; An epidemic arrives -- Part three: The red tide. Laboratory studies, real-world facts ; Axes and knives ; One bad trip ; Myths, spreading -- Epilogue: What now?
Control code
on1080276996
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxxvii, 232 pages
Isbn
9781982103668
Lccn
2018037132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Specific material designation
regular print
System control number
(OCoLC)1080276996

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