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The Resource Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence, Mitch Earleywine

Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence, Mitch Earleywine

Label
Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence
Title
Understanding marijuana
Title remainder
a new look at the scientific evidence
Statement of responsibility
Mitch Earleywine
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. What are the ramifications, for mind and body, of long-term use? How does marijuana influence mood and memory? Are smokers of marijuana more likely than nonusers to abuse cocaine and heroin? 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 pragmatic sense, particularly considering that countries that have decriminalized marijuana have the same rate of drug use as the United States?" "Mitch Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the passionate medical and political debates surrounding marijuana in a balanced, objective fashion, he shows that the drug is neither the ecofriendly miracle substance that hemp advocates claim it is, nor the dreaded evil weed depicted in the prohibitionist film Reefer Madness. He also shows how our use of marijuana over the centuries reveals nuanced information about human consciousness, personality, motivation, and society."--Jacket
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Earleywine, Mitchell
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HV5822.M3
LC item number
E27 2002
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Marijuana
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana abuse
  • Cannabis
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • Marijuana Abuse
  • Social Problems
Label
Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence, Mitch Earleywine
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
48256454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780195138931
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
Label
Understanding marijuana : a new look at the scientific evidence, Mitch Earleywine
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 275-317) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
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
Control code
48256454
Dimensions
25 cm
Extent
xii, 326 pages
Isbn
9780195138931
Isbn Type
(cloth : alk. paper)
Lccn
2001006378
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations

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