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Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence: A Conversation with Alex Berenson February 28 Event

View a transcript of the event here.

On February 28, Hudson Institute hosted Alex Berenson for a discussion of his latest book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence. Berenson discussed what he learned and the reaction to his research with Hudson’s Chief Operating Officer and Senior Fellow John Walters, who served as director of the Office of National Drug Control Policy during both terms of President George W. Bush’s administration.

Berenson has ignited a new national debate over the dangers of marijuana use and raised questions about the consequences surrounding the growing trend of marijuana legalization and commercialization. His carefully researched book traces medical warnings going back to 100 A.D., as well as more contemporary research on the links between marijuana use, serious mental illness, and violence. Berenson reveals that ignorance and denial of the research about the dangers of marijuana use present a serious threat to Americans as the drug becomes more pervasive.

NOTE: This event is open to the press. All members of the media should RSVP to [email protected]


Alex Berenson Speaker

Former New York Times reporter, award-winning novelist, and Author of Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness

John Walters Speaker

Chief Operating Officer, Hudson Institute

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