Hey sure, I’ll join the pile-on as I read Gladwell’s big pot story (https://t.co/0101wWYd5q). I’m two paragraphs in and I already went to the report he’s citing and found some bullshit.
Here’s what he writes versus one thing the report says: pic.twitter.com/D2DvwKZi9H
Yes, he’s right that they say INHALED cannabis has limited data on this. But oral cannabinoids have an abundance of evidence, and they do in fact help a lot of people with nausea and vomiting. You have to say both things. Gladwell only said one of them, and sort of hid the other.
This piece is just rife with a combination of anecdote and relative stats without the absolute numbers. Oh, the incidence of schizophrenia has doubled since 1993 in “the northern part of Finland?” You mean this country, where almost all of its 5 million people live in the south? pic.twitter.com/vposGDvQC8