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The Science of Marijuana

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After alcohol and nicotine, marijuana is the most commonly used "recreational" drug in Western countries, though official positions among different countries vary widely. A debate about the medical applications of marijuana and other cannabis-based preparations has been brewing for years, and pressure to legalise such use continues to increase.In The Science of Marijuana Iversen explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. Iversen provides an objective and up-to-date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictionsabout how attitudes to cannabis may change in the future.

Table of Contents

Introduction — The pharmacology of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) : the psychoactive ingedient in cannabis — Endocannabinoids — The effects of cannabis on the cental nervous system — Medical uses of marijuana : fact or fantasy? — Is cannabis safe? — The recreational use of cannabis — What next?

Product Details

ISBN:
9780199795987
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
Subject:
Medicine | Neuroscience
Author:
Iversen, Leslie L.
Subject:
Neuroscience
Subject:
Pharmacology
Subject:
Toxicology
Subject:
Pain Medicine
Subject:
Herbal Medications
Subject:
Central nervous system -- Drug effects.
Subject:
Marijuana -- Toxicology.
Subject:
Health and Medicine-Pharmacology
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
2008
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
273

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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Herbal Medicine
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Health and Self-Help » Health and Medicine » Pharmacology

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