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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


Values and the Marijuana Debate

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/9780195188028.003.0017
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter reviews some of the arguments presented in the preceding chapters. It concludes that truly valuing compassion and justice can lead us to legalize medical cannabis and remove penalties ... More


 The Chemistry of Consciousness: Neuroscience and Metaphysical Illumination

Robert C. Fuller

in Spirituality in the Flesh: Bodily Sources of Religious Experiences

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780195369175
eISBN:
9780199871186
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195369175.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Religion and Society

Every experience has a neurochemical foundation. Even the slightest alteration in the brain's accustomed neurochemistry therefore has the potential to elicit unusual experiences that might have ... 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


Environmental and Situational Influences

Gordon W. Russell

in Aggression in the Sports World: A social psychological perspective

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195189599
eISBN:
9780199868445
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195189599.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Social Psychology

This chapter highlights environmental factors that include crowding, temperature, noise, color, and lunar effects in an examination of their role in facilitating interpersonal aggression. A number of ... More


The Budgetary Implications of Marijuana Prohibition

Daniel Egan and Jeffrey A. Miron

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/9780195188028.003.0002
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Advocates of marijuana prohibition argue that it reduces marijuana trafficking and use, thereby discouraging crime, improving productivity, and enhancing public health. Critics counter that ... More


Disseminating Accurate and Balanced Marijuana Education: An Opportunity for the Policy Reform Movement

Roger A. Roffman and Anne Nicoll

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/9780195188028.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter argues that the anti-prohibition movement will enhance its effectiveness in promoting liberalized policy and will better serve the public if the movement's mission is expanded to include ... More


How in God’s Name Do We Reform Our Marijuana Laws?

Charles Thomas

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/9780195188028.003.0012
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter summarizes the marijuana-related positions that the Interfaith Drug Policy Initiative (IDPI) has located for the following: the 25 largest Christian denominations in the United States; ... More


Detailed Analyses of Religious Groups’ Divergent Positions on Marijuana

Charles Thomas

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/9780195188028.003.0013
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter is in some ways an elaboration of the previous chapter, which summarized the marijuana-related positions of the nation's leading religious denominations and other groups. It gives ... More


Marijuana Abuse Prevention

Mary Ann Pentz and Steve Sussman

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/9780195188028.003.0014
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

The variety of possible types of marijuana-use policies has received virtually no attention as a potential drug-abuse prevention strategy. Marijuana policies for adults, and debates related to those ... More


Revisioning Youth Policy on Marijuana and Other Drug Use: Alternatives to Zero Tolerance

Rodney Skager

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/9780195188028.003.0015
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter examines one of the most controversial issues in recent debates on medical marijuana. It takes a close look at data on teen attitudes and use in California after the passage of medical ... More


The Ethos of Rastafari: Structure, Ideology, and Ritual

Ennis Barrington Edmonds

in Rastafari: From Outcasts to Culture Bearers

Published in print:
2003
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780195133769
eISBN:
9780199834167
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0195133765.003.0005
Subject:
Religion, World Religions

The continued existence of social movements usually depends on the development of hierarchical institutional structures. Rastafari, however, is characterized by an ethos rather than institutional ... 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


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


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


The (Often Unheard) Case Against Marijuana Leniency

Kevin A. Sabet

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/9780195188028.003.0016
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter examines arguments for and against marijuana use and concludes that prohibitory laws on marijuana are justified. It presents the case that restrictive laws on marijuana — a harmful drug ... More


Subjective Effects

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/9780195138931.003.0005
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Perceptions change during marijuana intoxication. Time and space appear distorted. The senses seem more sensitive. Higher functions like thought, memory and spirituality can alter, too. Some of these ... More


Liberty for All: Reclaiming Individual Privacy in a New Era of Public Morality

Elizabeth Price Foley

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300109832
eISBN:
9780300134995
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300109832.001.0001
Subject:
History, Social History

In the opening chapter of this book, the author writes, “The slow, steady, and silent subversion of the Constitution has been a revolution that Americans appear to have slept through, unaware that ... 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


The Effects of Cannabis on the Central Nervous System

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/9780195328240.003.0004
Subject:
Neuroscience, Sensory and Motor Systems

This chapter discusses the central nervous system effects of cannabis. Topics covered include subjective reports of the marijuana high, laboratory studies of marijuana in human volunteers, insights ... More


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