The Science of Marijuana

The Science of Marijuana

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Leslie Iverson explains how cannabis acts in the brain and assesses the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and risks this may entail. The author is a scientist with an expert knowledge of the subject and the book is written with a minimum of scientific jargon or technical language for readers who want to know more about the science that underlies the current cannabis debate.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 302 pages
  • 139.7 x 213.36 x 25.4mm | 544.31g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 3 halftones, 23 line illustrations
  • 0195131231
  • 9780195131239

Table of contents

Foreword by Solomon H. Snyder; Preface; 1. Introduction; 2. The Pharmacology of THC, the Psychoactive Ingredient in Cannabis; 3. The Effects of Cannabis on the Central Nervous System; 4. Medical Uses of Marijuana - Fact or Fantasy?; 5. Is Cannabis Safe?; 6. The Recreational Use of Cannabis; 7. What Next?show more

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"This is by far one of the best books that discusses marijuana in terms of its use throughout the world."--AIDS Book Review Journalshow more

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