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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


Highlights in the History of Cannabis

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/9780195138931.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Humans use nearly every part of the infamous green weed Cannabis sativa. The plant grows quickly in many environments and can reach a height of 20 feet. The leaves consist of five or more narrow ... More


History and the Plant

Leslie Iversen

in The Science of Marijuana

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190846848
eISBN:
9780190846879
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846848.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Marijuana (cannabis) is among the most widely used of all psychoactive drugs. Despite the fact that its possession and use is illegal in many countries, cannabis is used regularly by as many as 20 ... More


An Introduction to Cannabis

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0001
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Although cannabis has been used throughout human history, the scientific investigation of its effects only began with the isolation of THC in the 1960’s. Once discovered it was another 20 years ... More


Cannabinoids, Reward, and Addiction

Linda A. Parker

in Cannabinoids and the Brain

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9780262035798
eISBN:
9780262338448
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262035798.003.0006
Subject:
Neuroscience, Research and Theory

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter critical for reward processing and is elevated by most addicting drugs. The effect of THC and other CB1 agonists moderately elevate dopamine in reward related regions ... More


Drugs and the trail

Sharif Gemie and Brian Ireland

in The Hippie Trail: A History

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781526114624
eISBN:
9781526132437
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9781526114624.003.0002
Subject:
History, Social History

Was a search for drugs the main motivation that inspired travellers to go to the East? The chapter begins by considering one addict’s experience: however, the argument presented is that this was not ... More


Pain

Barbara Costa and Francesca Comelli

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0025
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter addresses all preclinical evidence supporting the potential of phytocannabinoids for the treatment of pain. Findings are reviewed with an emphasis on chronic pain since it is still often ... More


Phytocannabinoids as Novel Therapeutic Agents for Sleep Disorders

Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Lisa Aguilar-Turton, Stephanie Mijangos-Moreno, Andrea Sarro-Ramírez, and Óscar Arias-Carrión

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0029
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Sleep is a universal phenomenon that occurs in every species studied so far. A normal sleep period fluctuates in a regular cycle of two basic forms: slow wave sleep (SWS) and rapid eye movement (REM) ... More


The Chemical Phenotypes (Chemotypes) of Cannabis

Etienne de Meijer

in Handbook of Cannabis

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780199662685
eISBN:
9780191787560
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.003.0005
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

Chemical phenotypes (chemotypes) of Cannabis are defined by the content and composition of their cannabinoid fraction. This chapter describes the current diversity of chemotypes and discusses their ... More


Colonizing Cannabis: Medication, Taxation, Intoxication, and Oblivion, c. 1839–1955

James H. Mills

in Locating the Medical: Explorations in South Asian History

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
February 2019
ISBN:
9780199486717
eISBN:
9780199092093
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780199486717.003.0009
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter looks at cannabis products and their history in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries. In part this story is about the entry of preparations of the plant into Western medical knowledge ... More


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