Panel Discussion: The Health Risks and Policy Problems of Marijuana Legalization

IBH President Robert L. DuPont, MD recently participated in a panel discussion at the American Enterprise Institute (AEI) centered around the book, Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness, and Violence by Alex Berenson. Mr. Berenson and Dr. DuPont were joined by Jonathan Caulkins, PhD of Carnegie Mellon University, and AEI Resident Scholar Sally Satel, MD.

Although the discussion began with the issue of psychosis and mental illness, the panel covered a wide range of topics, including the impact of marijuana commercialization and the various marijuana policy options available, the Parents’ Movement, individual and societal risks of marijuana, and public attitudes towards the negative impacts of nicotine, alcohol, and opioids compared to marijuana.

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