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Marijuana : a reference handbook

Author: David E Newton
Publisher: Santa Barbara, Calif. : Abc-Clio, ©2013.
Series: Contemporary world issues.
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Examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Reference works
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(DLC) 2012036276
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: David E Newton
ISBN: 1610691504 9781610691505
OCLC Number: 829386720
Description: 1 online resource (xvi, 330 pages) : illustrations.
Contents: 1. Background and history. What is Cannabis sativai ; Hemp versus marijuana ; The cannabis plant in early China ; Cannabis in India and Central Asia ; Africa ; Cannabis in Europe ; Cannabis in North America ; In conclusion --
2. Problems, controversies, and solutions. History of cannabis prohibition ; Prohibitions on cannabis : ancient cultures ; International concerns, 1910-1925 ; Prohibition of cannabis : the United States ; State marijuana laws ; Patterns of marijuana use in the United States ; National trends ; Public attitudes about marijuana use ; Arrests for marijuana use ; Current controversies about marijuana use ; Legalization and decriminalization of marijuana ; Legalization of marijuana for medical uses ; Arguments in favor of legalizing medical marijuana ; Arguments in opposition to legalizing medical marijuana ; Current status of medical marijuana in the United States --
3. Perspectives. Medical marijuana : a perspective / Arthur Livermore ; The waiting game / Mary Jane Borden ; Common sense and marijuana policy / Douglas McVay ; A case for marijuana legalization / Benjamin Radford ; An effective public health approach to reduce marijuana use / Robert L. DuPont, MD ; Marijuana is not safe and is not medicine / Peter Bensinger ; Is marijuana medicine? The answer is yes, no, and maybe / Kevin A. Sabet ; How does medical marijuana currently work in the various states? ; What if we rescheduled marijuana? ; But won't rescheduling allow for research to be done? ; What about obtaining marijuana for research? ; What has been the result of medical marijuana in various states on drug use rates? --
4. Profiles. Introduction ; Americans for Safe Access ; Harry J. Anslinger (1892-1975) ; Drug Free America Foundation, Inc. ; Drug Policy Alliance ; European Monitoring Centre for Drugs and Drug Addiction ; Barney Frank (1940- ) ; Jon Gettman (1957- ) ; Hemp Industries Association ; John W. Huffman (1932- ) ; International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines ; R. Gil Kerlikowske (1949- ) ; Marijuana Policy Project ; Raphael Mechoulam (1930- ) ; Tod Hiro Mikuriya (1933-2007) ; National Institute on Drug Abuse ; National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (dba NORML) ; Office of National Drug Control Policy ; William B. O'Shaughnessy (1809-1889) ; Raymond P. Shafer (1917-2006) ; Keith Stroup (1943- ) ; UN Office On Drugs and Crime ; U.S. Drug Enforcement Administration --
5. Data and documents. Data ; Table 5-1 Marijuana use in the United States in 2010 ; Table 5-2 Marijuana-related arrests ; Table 5.3 Marijuana use by various categories ; Table 5-4 Marijuana use in Europe ; Table 5.5 Eradication of cannabis plants in the United States ; Table 5.6 Attitudes and practices concerning marijuana among U.S. twelfth graders ; Documents ; India Hemp Drugs Commission (1895) ; Marihuana Tax Act (1937) ; The marihuana problem in the City of New York (1944) ; Physical effects of marijuana ingestion (1951) ; Leary v. United States, 395 U.S. 6 (1969) ; Controlled Substances Act (1970) ; In the Matter of Marijuana Medical Rescheduling Petition (1988) ; Gonzales, Attorney General et al. v. Raich et aL, 545 U.S. 1 (2005) ; Interpretation of Listing of "Tetrahydrocannabinols" in Schedule I 21 CFR Part 1308 [DEA-204] RIN 1117-AA55 (2001) ; Hemp Industries Association et al. v. Drug Enforcement Administration, 333 F.3d 1082 (2003) ; FDA Statement on Health Effects of Marijuana (2006) ; Marijuana abuse (2010) ; States' Medical Marijuana Patient Protection Act (H.R. 1983) (2011) ; Ending Federal Marijuana Prohibition Act (H.R. 2306) (2011) ; Marijuana availability in the United States (2011) --
6. Resources. Print resources ; Books ; Periodicals ; Reports ; Nonprint resources --
7. Chronology. Glossary.
Series Title: Contemporary world issues.
Responsibility: David E. Newton.
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