What do we tell our children? The health risks and policy problems of cannabis legalization – AEI – American Enterprise Institute: Freedom, Opportunity, Enterprise26th June 2019
In his recent book, “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence” (Simon and Schuster, 2019), Alex Berenson examines the potential health risks of cannabis use. Most pointedly, he argues that cannabis can cause increased levels of psychosis and violence and that evidence of such risks has been largely covered up or ignored.
Not all researchers and drug policy experts agree with Mr. Berenson, though. As the movement to legalize cannabis gains steam in the US, policymakers at every level must pay close attention to the open debate over the risks of cannabis usage.
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