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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


What Next? A Hundred Years of Cannabis Reports

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/9780195328240.003.0008
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter begins with studies around the world on cannabis. It then considers the decision of Holland to decriminalize cannabis use. The chapter then looks at whether there is a case for the ... More


Cannabis Nation: Control and Consumption in Britain, 1928-2008

James H. Mills

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199283422
eISBN:
9780191746161
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199283422.001.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Cultural History

Cannabis has never been a more controversial substance in Britain. Over the last decade it has been reclassified twice, has been the subject of a range of official investigations and scientific ... More


The Science of Marijuana

Leslie Iversen

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
November 2018
ISBN:
9780190846848
eISBN:
9780190846879
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780190846848.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Marijuana (cannabis) is the most widely used recreational drug after nicotine and alcohol. This book reviews the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence on cannabis—how it works, the role of ... More


Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition

Mitch Earleywine (ed.)

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195188028
eISBN:
9780199893577
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188028.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Marijuana use continues to attract interest and fuel controversy. Big, green pot leaves have adorned the covers of Time, National Review, and Forbes. Almost 100 million Americans have tried marijuana ... More


Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience

Mitch Earleywine (ed.)

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195165319
eISBN:
9780199894055
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.001.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

At least one third of Americans have used an illicit drug at least once. Drugs attract considerable attention in science, legislation, and the media. Nevertheless, people develop their attitudes ... More


Law and Policy

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/9780195138931.003.0010
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter begins by presenting a brief history of marijuana legislation. It then discusses arguments about prohibition, the decriminalization of cannabis, the costs of marijuana prohibition, ... More


Treatment for Marijuana Problems

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/9780195138931.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter addresses ways to alleviate marijuana problems. Some of the intricacies of treatment research appear first, followed by a review of studies focused specifically on therapy for troubles ... More


Thinking Clearly About Marijuana Policy

Mitch Earleywine

in Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195188028
eISBN:
9780199893577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188028.003.0001
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter begins by discussing the debates surrounding marijuana policy. It then presents 12 questions to ask before debating marijuana policy. It argues that if each debate about cannabis policy ... More


A Cautious Case for Cannabis Depenalization

Wayne Hall

in Pot Politics: Marijuana and the Costs of Prohibition

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195188028
eISBN:
9780199893577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195188028.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Cannabis possession, use, cultivation, and sale are prohibited in Australia on the assumption that cannabis use presents a serious risk to the health of users and the community. Cannabis is, ... 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


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