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Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence
 

Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence (Library Binding, Large type / large print edition)

By Berenson, Alex

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 cann... read full description below.

ISBN 9781432860417
Barcode 9781432860417
Published 6 February 2019 by Thorndike Press Large Print
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
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ISBN-13 9781432860417
ISBN-10 1432860410
Stock Out of stock
Status Not currently available
Publisher Thorndike Press Large Print
Imprint Thorndike Press Large Print
Publication Date 6 February 2019
Publication Country United States United States
Format Library Binding, Large type / large print edition
Edition Large type / large print edition
Author(s) By Berenson, Alex
Category Cultural Studies
Violence In Society
Central Government Policies
Pharmacology
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 145mm
Height: 218mm
Spine: 30mm
Weight 522g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
Library of Congress Large type books, MEDICAL / Pharmacology, SOCIAL SCIENCE / Violence in Society, POLITICAL SCIENCE / Public Policy / Cultural Policy
NBS Text Government & Constitution
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code 362.295
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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.

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Author's Bio

Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and award-winning novelist. He attended Yale University and joined the Times in 1999, where he covered everything from the drug industry to Hurricane Katerina and served as a correspondent in Iraq. In 2006, The Faithful Spy, his debut novel, won the Edgar Award from the Mystery Writers of America for Best First Novel. He has since written eleven more novels. Currently, he lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife and children. Tell Your Children is his second nonfiction book.

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