Twisting Marijuana Science

A new book and New Yorker feature are filled with cherry-picked data, oversimplified studies, and scientific errors.

A new book by Alex Berenson and an article by Malcolm Gladwell on marijuana science offer a master class in statistical malfeasance, a smorgasbord of logical fallacies, and data-free fear mongering that serve only to muddle an issue that, as the experts point out, needs plenty of good-faith work as it is. (Visual: )

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