Jose Carranza, MD, and Octavio Carranza, BS, have noticed a troubling change in US culture. Suddenly, smoking marijuana seems to have become the great American pastime. Consumers everywhere are inundated with advertising and assurances that the drug isn't harmful to the brain or general health. Stoners in America reveals the truth behind these false ads and the push to legalize marijuana in all fifty states.
Jose Carranza, MD, has spent the past thirty years practicing psychiatry and studying addictions. He explains exactly what is in this supposedly harmless substance. Marijuana contains ten different psychotropic drugs and more than four hundred chemicals that could damage your brain and influence your mental processes. The book also discusses
- the neurological effects of marijuana,
- the role pot can play in triggering psychosis,
- the lies behind the idea of "medical marijuana,"
- the link between the surge of violent crimes in America and marijuana use, and
- the surprisingly good news for smokers who are committed to quitting.
The authors hope that this concise, easy-to-read guide will inspire you to think twice about using cannabis. Smoking pot may be a national habit, but it is certainly not a wise one.
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About the Author
Jose Carranza, MD, is a psychiatrist and addiction expert. He studied psychiatry at the University of Pennsylvania, Norristown State Hospital, Washington Hospital Center, and the University of Paris. He has more than thirty years of experience working with addicts and observing the effects that smoking marijuana has on the brain. He wrote Stoners in America with his son, Octavio Carranza, BS.