Marijuana Gateway To Health

Author: Clint Werner
Publisher:
ISBN: 9780983426189
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Marijuana Gateway To Health from the Author: Clint Werner. "Learn how ingesting cannabinoids, the unique compounds found in the cannabis plant, can protect your health. Research reveals that: longterm marijuana smokers have a reduced risk for developing lung cancer ; the cannabinoid THC suppressed a variety of cancers and higher doses led to greated protection and longer life ; THC is effective for reducing the brain damage associated with Alzheimer's disease ; cannabinoids stimulate the production of healthy new brain cells."--Back cover.

Cannabis Extracts In Medicine

Author: Jeffrey Dach, M.D.,
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786496630
Size: 40.97 MB
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Cannabis Extracts In Medicine from the Author: Jeffrey Dach, M.D.,. As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.

Weed Land

Author: Peter Hecht
Publisher: Univ of California Press
ISBN: 0520958241
Size: 66.75 MB
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Weed Land from the Author: Peter Hecht. Early in the morning of September 5, 2002, camouflaged and heavily armed Drug Enforcement Administration agents descended on a terraced marijuana garden. The DEA raid on the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, a sanctuary for severely ill patients who were using marijuana as medicine, is the riveting opening scene in Weed Land, an up-close journalistic narrative that chronicles a transformative epoch for marijuana in America. From the 1996 passage of California’s Proposition 215, the nation’s first medical marijuana law, through law enforcement raids, clinical studies that revealed medical benefits for cannabis, and the emergence of a lucrative cannabis industry, Weed Land reveals the changing political, legal, economic, and social dynamics around pot. Peter Hecht, an award-winning journalist from The Sacramento Bee, offers an independent, meticulously reported account of the clashes and contradictions of a burgeoning California cannabis culture that stoked pot liberalization across the country.

Mary Jane

Author: Cheri Sicard
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 1580055524
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Mary Jane from the Author: Cheri Sicard. “Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed–a plant worthy of saving the planet and people’s lives.” —Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV host Covering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to women, Mary Jane takes readers on a guided tour through the new world of marijuana, where using pot can be healthy, fun, stylish, and safe. In Mary Jane, marijuana expert Cheri Sicard reveals everything women have needed to know but may have been afraid to ask about using cannabis. Packed with everyday tips, topics include: How to Host a Pot Party Medibles, Edibles, and Other Smoke-Free Options Easy Recipes for Foodies Budding Beauty Products Taking Mary Jane to Bed Deals and Steals for Your Budget Gotta-Have-It Gadgets Grow Your Own Garden Remedies for Everyday Ailments Movies & Music Travel Tips Pot and Parenting DIY Pipes and Projects What the Celebs are Saying ...and much more!

Smoke Signals

Author: Martin A. Lee
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1439102619
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Smoke Signals from the Author: Martin A. Lee. The best-selling co-author of Acid Dream traces the dramatic social history of marijuana from its origins and its emergence in the 1960s culture wars through the 1996 legalization of medicinal marijuana in California, profiling the multibillion-dollar marijuana industry and how it is reshaping health care. 35,000 first printing.

Integrative Oncology

Author: Donald I. Abrams
Publisher: Oxford University Press
ISBN: 0199329745
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Integrative Oncology from the Author: Donald I. Abrams. More and more people living with and beyond cancer seek integrative interventions to complement their conventional cancer care. This second edition of the highly successful Integrative Oncology provides the reader with the most updated information available with new chapters on Music and Expressive Arts Therapies, Naturopathic Oncology, and an integrative approach to Lung Cancer. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This series grows out of a need to organize and make accessible to clinicians the basic principles of integrative medicine in practical application to common health conditions. Each volume focuses on a particular specialty and features well-recognized and authoritative editors and chapter authors. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format featuring case histories, clinical pearls, and useful tables, with all key information highlighted. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."

Stoned

Author: David Casarett
Publisher: Penguin
ISBN: 1591847672
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Stoned from the Author: David Casarett. No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it's dangerous, addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to serious drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Patients suffering from these conditions need - and deserve - hard facts based on medical evidence, not hysteria and superstition. In Stoned, palliative care physician Dr. David Casarett sets out to do anything - including experimenting on himself - to find evidence of marijuana's medical potential. He smears mysterious marijuana paste on his legs and samples pot wine. He poses as a patient at a seedy California clinic and takes lessons from an artisanal hash maker. In conversations with researchers, doctors, and patients around the world he learns how marijuana works - and doesn't - in the real world. Dr. Casarett unearths tales of near-miraculous success, such as a child with chronic seizures who finally found relief in cannabidiol oil. In Tel Aviv, he learns of a nursing home that's found success giving marijuana to dementia patients. On the other hand, one patient who believed marijuana cured her lung cancer has clearly been misled. As Casarett sifts the myth and misinformation from the scientific evidence, he explains, among other things: Why marijuana might be the best treatment option for some types of pain Why there's no significant risk of lung damage from smoking pot Why most marijuana-infused beer or wine won't get you high Often humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and full of counterintuitive conclusions,Stoned offers a compassionate and much-needed medical practitioner's perspective on the potential of this misunderstood plant. 'A thoroughly researched analysis, Stonedbrings welcome objectivity to an important but contentious topic. Casarett applies a unique mix of science, humanity, and even humor to effectively dispel common myths and misconceptions about medical marijuana. Stoned will be a valuable resource for patients, health-care providers, and policy makers.' Nadine Strossen, former president, American Civil Liberties Union 'This well-researched and delightfully told chronicle humanizes the medical marijuana movement in a way that should move even the most skeptical reader. A master of clever analogy, Dr. Casarett now joins Dr. Sanjay Gupta as a prominent physician helping to mainstream medical marijuana so that someday even more may benefit from its therapeutic effects.' Donald I. Abrams, M.D., chief, hematology-oncology, San Francisco General Hospital; professor of clinical medicine, University of California San Francisco 'A highly readable weaving of anecdote and evidence that confirms that marijuana is a medicine, a medicine that needs honest, unfettered research to properly exploit its benefits. Give a copy to a doubter.' Clint Werner, author of Marijuana Gateway to Health 'A dramatic and accessible tale that combines interactions with front-line researchers and compelling patients to give readers an intriguing look at how to reason about this controversial plant.' Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D., board chair, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)

Marijuana And Mental Health

Author: Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 1615370080
Size: 75.68 MB
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Marijuana And Mental Health from the Author: Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.. With relatable clinical vignettes that illustrate the applicability of each chapter’s content, as well as key chapter points that summarize major themes, Marijuana and Mental Health is the definitive, single source of comprehensive information on marijuana and mental health in modern American society. Balanced, focused, and highly readable, chapters address topics such as the effects of marijuana on the brain and mind, marijuana-related policy and legislation, the complex link between marijuana use and psychotic disorders, synthetic cannabinoids, and the treatment and prevention of marijuana misuse. Beyond offering clinical and research psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses a comprehensive but concise compilation of research in this area, this reference informs clinical mental health practice as well as policy decisions by articulating the connection between marijuana and mental health, particularly in the United States.

Harm Reduction

Author: James A. Inciardi
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 1452237077
Size: 26.83 MB
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Harm Reduction from the Author: James A. Inciardi. In this volume, international contributors discuss the philosophical basis and history of harm reduction policies and examine their outcomes. They also cover controversial topics related to harm reduction especially conflicts between the public health system, where most programs are located, and a worldwide criminal justice system that further marginalizes drug users. The book describes programs from the United States, the United Kingdom, Canada, Brazil, The Netherlands, Switzerland and Australia.

Cannabis Use And Dependence

Author: Wayne Hall
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521800242
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Cannabis Use And Dependence from the Author: Wayne Hall. The use of cannabis in the late twentieth and this century is an area of medical and moral controversy. Despite its illegality, cannabis is the most widely used drug after alcohol and tobacco among young adults in the USA, Europe and Australia. This book, first published in 2003, explores the relationship between health policy, public health and the law regarding cannabis use. It assesses the impact of illegality in drug use and relates this to policy analysis in Australia, the UK, the US and other developed societies. It evaluates debates about 'safe use' and 'harm minimisation' approaches, as well as examining the experiences of different prevention, treatment and education policies. Written by two leading drug advisors Cannabis Use and Dependence makes a valuable addition to this important field of research.