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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 (Audio CD / Audio, Unabridged)

Read by Berenson, Alex

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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 canna... read full description below.

ISBN 9781508282396
Barcode 9781508282396
Published 8 January 2019 by Simon & Schuster Audio
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
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ISBN-13 9781508282396
ISBN-10 1508282390
Stock Available
Status Internationally sourced; ships 6-12 working days
Publisher Simon & Schuster Audio
Imprint Simon & Schuster Audio
Publication Date 8 January 2019
Publication Country
Format Audio CD/Audio, Unabridged
Edition Unabridged
Author(s) Read by Berenson, Alex
Category Audio / Visual (Audio books, Music, DVDs, CDROMs)
Family & Health
Number of Pages Not specified
Dimensions Width: 147mm
Height: 142mm
Spine: 15mm
Weight 181g
Interest Age General Audience
Reading Age General Audience
NBS Text Family & Health: General
ONIX Text General/trade
Dewey Code Not specified
Catalogue Code Not specified

Description of this Book

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 listeners 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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