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Understanding Marijuana A New Look at the Scientific Evidence

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ISBN-10: 0195182952

ISBN-13: 9780195182958

Edition: 2005

Authors: Mitch Earleywine

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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,…    
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Book details

List price: $38.95
Copyright year: 2005
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 4/14/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 344
Size: 9.02" wide x 5.98" long x 1.10" tall
Weight: 1.298
Language: English

Highlights in the History of Cannabis
Cannabis Use and Misuse
Stepping Stones, Gateways, and the Prevention of Drug Problems
Marijuana's Impact on Thought and Memory
Subjective Effects
Cannabis Pharmacology
Marijuana's Health Effects
Medical Marijuana
Social Problems: Amotivational Syndrome, Reckless Driving, and Aggression
Law and Policy
Treatment for Marijuana Problems
Final Thoughts