This book is an eye opener as Berenson digs into long term studies in Europe and North America to show the irrefutable association of mental illness and violent psychosis with marijuana. Many of these studies go back decades, long before the advent of today hyper potent strains and it is the potency, frequency and age of first use that plays and additional role in this phenomenon.
If you are a parent, you must read this in order to let your kids know that the drug the media wants you to think is harmless is in fact very powerful and can have long term devastating consequences of vulnerable youth.
Children do not just fall into drug use but are rather gradually sold into the notion of it being a normal and harmless part of life. According to the historical record we see fluctuations of use in marijuana rates by minors and that certain cultures and countries are highly successful at discouraging use while others have permissive cultures which coincide with greatly higher rates of use.
This is an interesting read and something all parents need to understand as they face an aggressive drug industry which has been working hard over the last couple decades to soften the minds of children and normalize drug use by applying all the guerrilla tactics perfected by Big Tobacco. At least, arm yourself with the information you need to be able to have frank and loving conversations with your children before they are released to the wolves of this predatory industry.
This book is another essential read for parents who want to arm their kids for the bumpy road ahead full of lies and twisted conclusions that an aggressive pot industry wants to tell you children. It is a series of essays and articles based on rational arguments against the movement to legalize recreational marijuana.
It shares the reputable science and facts that are so often ignored or suppressed by the media today which has largely become a supporter of the drug movement rather than an impartial investigative news body.