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Author Earleywine, Mitchell.

Title Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence / Mitch Earleywine
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, [2002]
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Description 1 online resource (xii, 326 pages)
Contents Contents -- 1. Highlights in the history of cannabis -- 2. Cannabis use and misuse -- 3. Stepping stones, gateways, and the prevention of drug problems -- 4. Marijuana's impact on thought and memory -- 5. Subjective effects -- 6. Cannabis pharmacology -- 7. Marijuana's health effects -- 8. Medical marijuana -- 9. Social problems: amotivational syndrome, reckless driving, and aggression -- 10. Law and policy -- 11. Treatment for marijuana problems -- 12. Final thoughts
Summary This text examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of marijuana. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are users more likely to abuse cocaine and heroine? What is the effect of the increasing potency of marijuana?
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-317) and index
Notes Print version record
Subject Cannabis.
Marijuana abuse.
Cannabis -- chemistry.
Marijuana Abuse.
Marijuana Smoking -- adverse effects.
Social Problems.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0195138937 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0195302494 (electronic bk.)
0198031777 (electronic bk.)
9780195138931 (cloth ; alk. paper)
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