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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


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


Charisma, Cannabis, and Crossing Africa: Explorers in the Land of Friendship

Johannes Fabian

in Out of Our Minds: Reason and Madness in the Exploration of Central Africa

Published in print:
2000
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780520221222
eISBN:
9780520923935
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520221222.003.0007
Subject:
Anthropology, African Cultural Anthropology

Many discoveries entertained European readers, fed the greed for power and wealth of many nations, and made explorers famous. This chapter presents one discovery that was absent from ancient myths ... More


The Experience of Slavery

James A. Ramage and Andrea S. Watkins

in Kentucky Rising: Democracy, Slavery, and Culture from the Early Republic to the Civil War

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780813134406
eISBN:
9780813135977
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813134406.003.0012
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

Kentucky laws about slavery include the right of owners to emancipate slaves in a will, for owners to be compensated for slaves executed for capital crimes, and the prohibition of sales of alcohol to ... More


Use of Tobacco, Coffee, Hemp, Opium, Etc.

Edward William Lane and Jason Thompson

in An Account of the Manners and Customs of the Modern Egyptians

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2015
ISBN:
9789774165603
eISBN:
9781617975516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
American University in Cairo Press
DOI:
10.5743/cairo/9789774165603.003.0015
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter posits that the ban on alcohol has caused a dependence on other addictive or intoxicating substances for enjoyment. It points to the widespread use of the tobacco pipe, weighing up its ... More


Jews and Trade in the Estate Economy

Adam Teller

in Money, Power, and Influence in Eighteenth-Century Lithuania: The Jews on the Radziwiłł Estates

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
May 2017
ISBN:
9780804798440
eISBN:
9780804799874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
DOI:
10.11126/stanford/9780804798440.003.0007
Subject:
Society and Culture, Jewish Studies

Jewish merchants were, with Radziwiłł encouragement, the dominant force in local markets. They were particularly important in allowing the estate administration to take advantage of new opportunities ... More


King Hancock and Core Tom: The Defenders

David La Vere

in The Tuscarora War: Indians, Settlers, and the Fight for the Carolina Colonies

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
July 2014
ISBN:
9781469610900
eISBN:
9781469612577
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of North Carolina Press
DOI:
10.5149/northcarolina/9781469610900.003.0004
Subject:
Society and Culture, Native American Studies

This chapter discusses the Unkwa-hunwa, meaning “the Real People.” Some have said their name meant “Hemp Gatherers”; others “Shirt Wearers.” The Europeans in North Carolina just called them ... More


Slavery, the Underground Railroad, and Hemp Production

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0030
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Prior to the Civil War, Kentucky's enslaved population was concentrated in the state's prime agricultural counties. In 1790, Kentucky had 11,830 slaves and by 1860, the state's enslaved population ... More


East Maysville

Karl Raitz and Nancy O’Malley

in Kentucky's Frontier Highway: Historical Landscapes along the Maysville Road

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780813136646
eISBN:
9780813141343
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813136646.003.0034
Subject:
History, Cultural History

Brooks’ Landing, upstream from the Limestone Creek landing, served riverboats with unloading cranes and warehouses. The site became East Maysville, expansive and industrial, which lies east of ... More


Food for Freedom

Richard E. Holl

in Committed to Victory: The Kentucky Home Front During World War II

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780813165639
eISBN:
9780813166674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813165639.003.0004
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

Kentucky farmers, like corporate executives and industrial workers, contributed to the American war effort. It was just as important to produce beef, milk, and sweet potatoes for the soldiers as ... More


A Most Worthy Family

Randolph Paul Runyon

in The Mentelles: Mary Todd Lincoln, Henry Clay, and the Immigrant Family Who Educated Antebellum Kentucky

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780813175386
eISBN:
9780813175690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University Press of Kentucky
DOI:
10.5810/kentucky/9780813175386.003.0014
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The Mentelles' daughter Mary marries Henry Clay's son Thomas Hart Clay in 1837. Many letters pass between Henry and Charlotte, and later her daughter Mary, especially when he is away in Washington as ... More


Manufacturing Linens

Susan North

in Sweet and Clean?: Bodies and Clothes in Early Modern England

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
July 2020
ISBN:
9780198856139
eISBN:
9780191889639
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198856139.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History, Cultural History

The processing and marketing of linens expressly for use in underwear and accessories is examined in Chapter 7. The labour-intensive raising and refining of flax is described and the qualities ... More


Introduction: Framing Knowledge and Skepticism

Joseph Keim Campbell, Michael O’Rourke, and Harry S. Silverstein

in Knowledge and Skepticism

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262014083
eISBN:
9780262265782
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262014083.003.0001
Subject:
Philosophy, Metaphysics/Epistemology

The first few chapters of this book concern the intrinsic and extrinsic nature of knowledge. Here David Hemp provides a defense of Dretske’s claim that when knowledge is based on evidence, this ... More


The Pharmacological History of Cannabis

Ethan B. Russo

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/9780199662685.003.0002
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems, Behavioral Neuroscience

This chapter presents a pharmacological history of cannabis, primarily in the form of a detailed chronology highlighting key developments from various cultures around the world that employed either ... More


The Land, the River, and the People : The Connecticut Valley, 1790-1830

John T. Cumbler

in Title Pages

Published in print:
2001
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195138139
eISBN:
9780197561683
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195138139.003.0005
Subject:
Earth Sciences and Geography, Environmental Geography

On Wednesday morning September 21, 1795, only a year after he was appointed president of Yale College, forty-four-year-old Timothy Dwight began the first of his thirteen excursions through New ... More


National Market versus International Market: The Limits of Mercantilism

Rafael Torres Sánchez

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780198784111
eISBN:
9780191826702
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.003.0009
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, Economic History

Historians have traditionally argued that the main driving force behind the military supply policy was the Spanish state’s mercantilist ideals. The objective of this chapter is to examine how this ... More


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