Marijuana more dehydrating than alcohol reports fresh water advocate during radio interview with William Bennett co-author

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Sharon Kleyne, founder of Bio-Logic Aqua® Research and host of the Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® interviews Robert White, co-author of “Going to Pot: How the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America”.

Smoking marijuana (cannabis) is physically dehydrating to the human body according to water advocate and talk show host Sharon Kleyne. In fact, Kleyne asserts, marijuana dehydrates the body faster than alcohol. Kleyne made her comments during a recent radio interview with author Robert A. White, about the health effects of marijuana and the trend towards legalization.

Kleyne interviewed White on the Sharon Kleyne Hour™ Power of Water® radio show of February 16, 2015. For podcasts of that and other past shows, go to

The syndicated radio show, hosted by Sharon Kleyne, is heard weekly on VoiceAmerica and Apple iTunes. The education oriented show is sponsored by Bio-Logic Aqua® Research, a global research and technology center founded by Kleyne and specializing in fresh water, the atmosphere and dehydration. Nature’s Mist® Face of the Water® is the Research Center’s signature product for dry and dehydrated skin and eyes.

Robert A. White is co-author, with former government war-on-drugs director William Bennett, of the book “Going to Pot: Why the rush to legalize marijuana is harming America” (Center Street, February 3, 2015). Mr. White is an attorney in Washington DC.

Ninety-percent of the United States population, Kleyne estimates, is at least moderately dehydrated. Dehydration can cause temporary memory loss, lack of ability to focus, fatigue, cardiac symptoms, constipation, digestive problems, dry mouth malnutrition and tooth decay. Dehydration weakens the body’s immune system and impairs its ability to detoxify harmful substances that enter the body.

Dehydration, Kleyne notes, begins at birth when we enter into the atmosphere. The human body, like the atmosphere, is a water recycling machine that constantly uses water, eliminates waste water and takes in new water. Water can either be ingested or absorbed by the skin and lungs from the water vapor in the atmosphere,. Without atmospheric water vapor, all human life would quickly dry up and die. A healthy human body is about 70 percent water.

In an already dehydrated body, the addition of 10 to 20 milligrams of a toxin such as THC, the active ingredient in marijuana, will speed up the rate of dehydration and increase the amount of harm done by both dehydration and by the toxin.

Some marijuana advocates support the concept of increasing water consumption while smoking marijuana.* Others dispute the allegation, although their research, in Kleyne’s estimation, appear flawed. If 75 to 99 percent of the population is dehydrated, says Kleyne, it is illogical, for example, that in a sampling of 100 marijuana users, only five would be dehydrated.

  • “Drink more water when you smoke cannabis,” 420 Magazine, May 6, 2012

White expressed several health concerns involving marijuana use, in addition to dehydration. A child who begins smoking marijuana in their teens at least once a week, according to White, will lose eight IQ points by the time they reach the full growth. These children have a 17 percent chance of becoming addicted to marijuana and and remaining addicted for life.

Although advertising for alcohol and tobacco is becoming increasing regulated in the U.S so as not to entice children, White noted, advertising of recently legalized marijuana is permitted in Colorado. White also noted that 50 percent of legal marijuana sales in Colorado are in the form of edibles, including candy. Colorado hospitals, according to White, have seen an increase in children who accidentally ingested marijuana food products.

Advocates of marijuana legalization, says White, take about increased government revenue from taxation. They do not, however, consider the full cost of marijuana legalization. With alcohol, White noted, the amount of government revenue taken in income from alcohol sales is about one tenth the total amount of government expenditures on alcohol related crime, auto accidents, medical problems and treatment programs.

Bennett and White’s website is

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