In 2000, George Bierson’s “Marijuana, the Deceptive Drug”, was published bythe Massachusetts News. Bierson concludes that marijuana is harmful in many ways,including brain damage, damage to the reproductive system, and weakening of theimmune system. He also attempts to convince the reader that marijuana is a “gatewaydrug” that leads the users to venture into much harder drugs. I believe that research tosupport anything can be found if one is looking hard enough, but that the fallacy ofBierson’s conclusion is due to his research seeking facts to support an already-assumedconclusion.
Based on my research and my own personal experience, I have found thatseveral of his points, when looked at logically, do not reach his conclusion.