The Case Against Marijuana

Apr 4, 2019

In a controversial new book, Alex Berenson aims to torpedo a lot of what we think we know about marijuana. He says it isn’t the panacea we’ve been led to believe it is, and that it causes psychosis, which leads to violence.

Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Medicinally, it’s legal in 33 states, including Utah. Advocates say cannabis can treat a host of ailments, and there’s some evidence to support their claims. But the writer Alex Berenson says not so fast. In a controversial new book, he aims to torpedo a lot of what we think we know about marijuana. He says it isn’t the panacea we’ve been led to believe it is, and that it causes psychosis, which leads to violence. He joins us Thursday to make his case.

Alex Berenson is a former New York Times reporter and the author of 12 novels. His new book is Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence [Indie bookstores|Amazon|Audible].