The Science of Marijuana
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The Science of Marijuana

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After alcohol and nicotine, marijuana is the most commonly used "recreational" drug in Western countries, though official positions among different countries vary widely. A debate about the medical applications of marijuana and other cannabis-based preparations has been brewing for years, and pressure to legalise such use continues to increase. In The Science of Marijuana Iversen explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. Iversen provides an objective and up-to-date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictions about how attitudes to cannabis may change in the future.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 296 pages
  • 139.7 x 210.82 x 17.78mm | 385.55g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • 23 black and white illustrations
  • 0195328248
  • 9780195328240
  • 707,151

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"I highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable read to anyone who has an interest in the benefits and potential hazards of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana."--Doody's "I highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable read to anyone who has an interest in the benefits and potential hazards of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana."--Doody's "I highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable read to anyone who has an interest in the benefits and potential hazards of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana."--Doody's "I highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable read to anyone who has an interest in the benefits and potential hazards of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana."--Doody'sshow more

Table of contents

Foreword by Solomon H. Snyder ; 1. Introduction ; 2. The Pharmacology of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (Thc)- The Psychoactive Ingredient in Cannabis ; 3. Endocannabinoids ; 4. The Effects of Cannabis on the Central Nervous System ; 5. Medical Uses of Marijuana- Fact or Fantasy? ; 6. Is Cannabis Safe? ; 7. The Recreational Use of Cannabis ; 8. What Next?show more

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