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The Science of Marijuana

Leslie L. Iversen

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

In this work, the author 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 ... More


Final Thoughts

Mitch Earleywine

in Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195138931
eISBN:
9780199893270
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195138931.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter presents some concluding thoughts from the author. It argues that the future for cannabis holds many possibilities. Research on the cannabinoids and their receptors will undoubtedly ... More


Marijuana in the Brain

Gary L. Wenk

in Your Brain on Food: How Chemicals Control Your Thoughts and Feelings

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
September 2010
ISBN:
9780195388541
eISBN:
9780199863587
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388541.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience, Neuroendocrine and Autonomic

The brain makes its own marijuana. Of course, no one knew this until recently. Thus, for many thousands of years our ancestors harvested or cultivated marijuana-producing plants in order to ... More


Street capital: Black cannabis dealers in a white welfare state

Sveinung Sandberg

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9781847421203
eISBN:
9781447303602
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Policy Press
DOI:
10.1332/policypress/9781847421203.001.0001
Subject:
Sociology, Race and Ethnicity

This book introduces the worlds of young black men dealing cannabis at a drug scene called The River in Oslo, Norway. The lives of these men are structured by a huge and complex cannabis economy and ... More


Cannabinoids and the Brain

Linda A. Parker

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
book
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.001.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Cannabinoids and the Brain introduces an informed general audience to the scientific discovery of the endocannabinoid system and recent preclinical research that explains its importance in brain ... More


Introduction

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This introductory chapter begins with a description of the hemp plant from which the various cannabis products derive. The hemp plant (Cannabis sativa) may have originated in Central Asia but has ... More


The Pharmacology of Delta-9-Tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), the Psychoactive Ingredient in Cannabis

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the pharmacology of delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC). Topics covered include the isolation of THC from cannabis, man-made cannabinoids, cannabinoid antagonists, elimination ... More


Medical Uses of Marijuana—Fact or Fantasy?

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter assesses the medical uses of marijuana. Topics covered include the modern revival of interest in cannabis-based medicines, synthetic cannabinoids, medical targets for cannabis, the role ... More


Is Cannabis Safe?

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter examines the safety of cannabis. Topics discussed include toxicity, acute effects of cannabis, effects of long-term exposure to cannabis, and special hazards of smoked marijuana. It ... More


The Recreational Use of Cannabis

Leslie L. Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780195328240
eISBN:
9780199864751
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.003.0007
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the recreational use of cannabis. Topics covered include prevalence, how cannabis is consumed and where it comes from, patterns of recreational use, the potency of illicit ... More


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