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

Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson, (large print)

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Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence
Title
Tell your children
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the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence
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Alex Berenson
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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
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no index present
LC call number
PS3602.E75146
LC item number
T45 2019
Literary form
non fiction
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Thorndike Press Large print lifestyle
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  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Drug legalization
  • Large type books
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Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson, (large print)
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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?
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on1078956044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860417
Lccn
2018057457
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unmediated
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rdamedia.
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  • n
Label
Tell your children : the truth about marijuana, mental illness, and violence, Alex Berenson, (large print)
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
on1078956044
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
371 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781432860417
Lccn
2018057457
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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  • n

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