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Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence

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Marijuana is the world's most popular illicit drug, with hundreds of millions of regular users worldwide. One in three Americans has smoked pot at least once. The Drug Enforcement Agency estimates that Americans smoke five million pounds of marijuana each year. And yet marijuana remains largely misunderstood by both its advocates and its detractors.

To some, marijuana is an insidious "stepping-stone" drug, enticing the inexperienced and paving the way to the inevitable abuse of harder drugs. To others, medical marijuana is an organic means of easing the discomfort or stimulating the appetite of the gravely ill. Others still view marijuana, like alcohol, as a largely harmless indulgence, dangerous only when used immoderately. All sides of the debate have appropriated the scientific evidence on marijuana to satisfy their claims. What then are we to make of these conflicting portrayals of a drug with historical origins dating back to 8,000 B.C.?

Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are smokers of marijuana more likely than non-users to abuse cocaine and heroine? What effect has the increasing potency of marijuana in recent years had on users and on use? Does our current legal policy toward marijuana make sense? Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the medical and political debates surrounding marijuana in a balanced, objective fashion, this book will be the definitive primer on our most controversial and widely used illicit substance.

About the Author

Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D. is Associate Professor of Clinical Science and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology at the University of Southern California. He has received nine teaching awards for his courses on drugs and human behavior and is a leading researcher in psychology and addictions. He is Associate Editor of The Behavior Therapist.

Table of 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

Product Details

ISBN:
9780195182958
Author:
Earleywine, Mitchell
Publisher:
Oxford University Press, USA
Author:
Earleywine, Mitch
Author:
null, Mitch
Subject:
General
Subject:
History
Subject:
Substance Abuse
Subject:
Addictions
Subject:
Marijuana
Subject:
Psychopathology - Addiction
Subject:
Substance Abuse & Addictions - General
Subject:
Psychology | Substance Abuse
Subject:
Public Health
Subject:
Cannabis
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Medical Specialties
Edition Description:
Oxf Univ PR Pbk
Publication Date:
20050431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
1 map
Pages:
344
Dimensions:
6 x 9 x 1.1 in 1.063 lb

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