Can smoking weed cause violent behavior? A new book says yes

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Ten states, including California, have legalized marijuana. At least two more -- New Jersey and Illinois -- could soon follow. But there’s been little research on the health effects of pot, either good or bad. A new book argues that the risks could be far greater than we realize. It’s called “Tell Your Children: The Truth about Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence.”

Credits

Guest:
Alex Berenson - author of “Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence”

Host:
Madeleine Brand

Producers:
Sarah Sweeney, Michell Eloy, Amy Ta, Christian Bordal, Yael Even Or, Alexandra Sif Tryggvadottir, Caitlin Plummer