Contrary to the image of potheads as peaceful stoners, "cannabis-dependent psychotic patients were four times as likely to be violent," according to a study cited by Alex Berenson in his magnificent new book, "Tell Your Children: The Truth About Marijuana, Mental Illness and Violence." "No other factor was nearly as important. Alcohol use, which was common among the patients, made no difference."So where are all the marijuana-induced murders?As Berenson says, they're hiding in plain sight.
Remember. Forget. Repeat.
For 17 years, America has engaged in a collective ritual every Sept. 11: Hang flags, light candles, bow heads and make vows to "Never forget."
Then, every Sept. 12, it's back to business as usual: See something, do nothing.
Did you remember that five of the 9/11 hijackers — Mohamed Atta, Marwan al-Shehhi, Hani Hanjour, Nawaf al-Hazmi and Satam al-Suqami — carried out their killer plot after overstaying their visas, evading detection and avoiding deportation?
According to the Skin Cancer Foundation, more Americans are diagnosed with skin cancer each year than all other cancers combined. In recognition of the scope of this problem, the month of May has been officially designated as Skin Cancer Awareness Month.
But before we recoil at the mention of the C word, please take note that today, even though incidence rates are on the rise, skin cancer has become one of the more survivable forms of