75 Scholars and Clinicians Refute Inaccurate Claims in New Book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and ViolencePosted by On


A group of 75 scholars and clinicians have released a public letter that refutes many of the claims in Alex Berenson’s new book, Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.  Berenson’s book has generated extensive national media attention despite being riddled with inaccuracies, cherry-picked evidence, and straw men.
 
“When research is misrepresented to uphold and perpetuate the worst myths about people of color and people with mental illness, we are required to speak up,” the letter states. “We urge policymakers and the public to rely on scientific evidence, not flawed pop science and ideological polemics, in formulating their opinions about marijuana legalization.”
 
The scholars who signed on to the letter include academics from NYU, Harvard Medical School, and Columbia University as well as clinicians ranging from addiction medicine…



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