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Author Iversen, Leslie L., author

Title The science of marijuana / Leslie L. Iversen
Edition Third edition
Published New York, NY : Oxford University Press, [2018]
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Description 1 online resource (x, 272 pages)
Contents Chapter 1 : History and the plant -- Chapter 2 : The pharmacology of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) -- Chapter 3 : Peripheral and central effects of THC -- Chapter 4 : Endocannabinoids -- Chapter 5 : Medical uses of marijuana -- fact or fantasy? -- Chapter 6 : Is cannabis safe? -- Chapter 7 : The recreational use of cannabis -- Chapter 8 : Where are we and where are we going?
Summary Marijuana (cannabis) is the most widely used recreational drug after nicotine and alcohol. This book reviews the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence on cannabis - how it works, the role of endogenous cannabinoids in the brain and body, and the opportunities for new medicines based on such knowledge. The regulation of cannabis use varies considerably throughout the world. This book reviews the rapid changes that have occurred in liberalizing the medical use of cannabis, and in some instances the full legalization of cannabis use, with an emphasis on events in the United States and Canada. The advantages and disadvantages of liberalizing the medical and recreational use of cannabis are discussed in a neutral manner, leaving the reader to decide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes Online resource; title from digital title page (viewed on December 10, 2018)
Subject Marijuana -- Physiological effect
Marijuana -- Toxicology
Cannabinoid Receptor Modulators -- physiology
Cannabis -- adverse effects
Central Nervous System -- drug effects
Dronabinol -- pharmacology
Dronabinol -- therapeutic use
Marijuana Smoking -- epidemiology
MEDICAL -- Pharmacology.
Marijuana -- Physiological effect.
Marijuana -- Toxicology.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0190846852 (electronic book)
0190846879 (electronic book)
9780190846855 (electronic book)
9780190846879 (electronic book)