Anti-legalization author and former New York Times reporter Alex Berenson, whose 2019 book Tell Your Children argued cannabis use is more closely tied to severe mental illness and violence than is commonly believed, has found a new calling as a pandemic skeptic.
New York Times

  • Berenson “pumps tirades against lockdowns, school closings and even masks into the central conversation on Twitter. His avatar shows a mask dangling mockingly from his jaw. “Masks are useless,” he had tweeted at 1:40 last Thursday morning; he was back on around 10 a.m., accusing The Atlantic of “panic porn.”
  • Much of his COVID argument centers on the need to “accept the deaths of hundreds of thousands of Americans from the virus.”
  • Listen to Berenson’s contentious appearance on the WeedWeek podcast.

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