Tucker Carlson Blames Mass Shootings On Weed


Controversial FOX Information host Tucker Carlson lately had a visitor on his present to assist his argument that cannabis could also be accountable for the latest string of shootings seen in america. The visitor was Alex Berenson, former New York Instances journalist and writer of the ebook Inform Your Youngsters: The Reality About Marijuana, Psychological Sickness, and Violence.

Berenson’s work has not acquired a lot assist from the scientific group and has even been rejected by lots of the identical scientists who have been referenced within the ebook. The researchers have advised that lots of the research cited within the ebook have been taken out of context. They’ve additionally mentioned that Berenson put ahead conclusions that their information didn’t assist.

The scientific group was so dismayed by Berenson’s misrepresentation of the present information, that researchers from a wide range of prestigious universities penned an open letter taking him to process for the claims made in his ebook, and urging lawmakers to ignore his writing when contemplating legal guidelines on legalization. The signatories included consultants from New York College, Harvard Medical Faculty and Columbia College.

“We urge policymakers and the general public to depend on scientific proof, not flawed pop science and ideological polemics, in formulating their opinions about marijuana legalization,” the letter said.

The premise of Berenson’s argument is that individuals who commit violent crimes usually occur to have cannabis of their techniques. On Carlson’s broadcast, Berenson pointed to the latest case of the shooter in Dayton, Ohio, claiming that marijuana might have been an element within the violence.

The pair focus on the shooter’s toxicology outcomes, which included Xanax and cocaine in addition to marijuana, selecting to skip over the opposite extra highly effective medication to concentrate on marijuana, which is understood to maintain individuals extra calm and relaxed than not.

Berenson believes that marijuana has a robust hyperlink to psychosis, however that is closely debated amongst scientists, and even those that do assist this concept consider that marijuana can solely set off the signs in people who find themselves already severely mentally unwell. Nonetheless, this a lot will also be mentioned for any mind-altering substance, particularly prescription prescribed drugs like Xanax.

Within the case of Xanax—which was additionally discovered within the shooter’s system—violence matches of rage and psychosis are all pretty widespread unintended effects which are nicely documented and scientifically confirmed.

Lately, many on-line sources have advised that there’s a hyperlink between prescribed drugs and mass shootings, however mainstream fact-checkers have taken concern with these claims, contending that numerous individuals in america are on prescribed drugs, which implies that it is just pure {that a} shooter, or their victims for that matter, would have a excessive likelihood of getting these substances of their system. If that is true, the identical factor might be mentioned for marijuana, which is now utilized by a big section of the inhabitants, in each authorized and non-legal states.


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