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Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence

Author: Mitchell Earleywine
Publisher: New York : Oxford University Press, 2002.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Mitchell Earleywine
ISBN: 0195138937 9780195138931
OCLC Number: 123123899
Description: xii, 326 pages ; 24 cm
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.
Responsibility: Mitch Earleywine.

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"a well-balanced, up-to-date, non-specialist book that should appeal to a wide audience."--Nature"a valuable and instructive resource for anyone interested in cannabis and/or the reform of marijuana Read more...

 
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