In 2000

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