PanRolling Stone...this theory is deeply flawed. After five years of extensive reporting on the cannabis industry, it seems pretty clear that weed itself isn’t that dangerous ... hearing Berenson promote these distorted, dog-whistle conclusions, it left me with one question: is he trolling us? ... At this point, several experts have publicly debunked the book’s claims — much of which seems to be based on the common fallacy of mistaking correlation for causation ... The idea that weed causes psychosis and schizophrenia is Berenson’s core argument, and the research review Cooper refers to is an important piece of evidence for that argument ... it sure doesn’t look good when the people whose research you draw your conclusions from announce that you have misinterpreted their research ... If Berenson were genuinely concerned about public safety, he might acknowledge that illegal weed is more harmful than legal weed on the consumer end, as well ... to portray yourself as the patron saint of unheralded research, and then to have those researchers say that you completely misunderstood — it’s difficult for me to see Berenson as sincere ... You know who else is driven by profits to stretch the truth? Someone trying to sell copies of his book.