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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


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


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


Stepping-Stones, Gateways, and the Prevention of Drug 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/9780195138931.003.0003
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Researchers, theorists, politicians, and parents have all expressed concern about marijuana's potential to lead to the use of drugs with worse negative consequences. Proponents of these ... 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’s Impact on Thought and Memory

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/9780195138931.003.0004
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter shows that acute intoxication with marijuana impairs a number of cognitive tasks, including aspects of memory, perception, reading aloud, arithmetic, and complex reaction time. Acute ... More


Marijuana’s Health 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/9780195138931.003.0007
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Concerns about marijuana's potential impact on health have generated volumes of research, numerous conferences, and considerable controversy. This chapter addresses marijuana's toxicity, as well as ... More


Social 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/9780195138931.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

The most heated debates about marijuana prohibition often concern the drug's role in social problems. Ideally, drug laws should minimize the negative impact of illicit substances. Arguments for ... More


Medical Marijuana

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/9780195138931.003.0008
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Proponents of legalizing cannabis for medicinal use suggest the drug could help many who currently suffer from illness and disease. Opponents of the idea assert that the legal drugs currently ... 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


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


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


Judaism and Marijuana

Elliot N. Dorff

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/9780195188028.003.0011
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

This chapter approaches the issue of marijuana use from a Jewish perspective. The Torah demands that Jews become “a kingdom of priests and a holy nation.” The Jewish tradition uses wine to sanctify ... 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


Cannabis: Attending to Subjective Effects to Improve Drug Safety

Mitch Earleywine

in Mind-Altering Drugs: The Science of Subjective Experience

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
April 2010
ISBN:
9780195165319
eISBN:
9780199894055
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195165319.003.0009
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

No one has clearly delineated the subjective effects of cannabis. The plant contains numerous psychoactive substances. Variation across plants is extremely dramatic, making generalizations about ... More


Cannabis Pharmacology

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/9780195138931.003.0006
Subject:
Psychology, Psychopharmacology

Understanding marijuana's impact on biological systems requires a description of its active components. This chapter begins by identifying the mind-altering molecules in marijuana, the substances ... More


Concluding Thoughts and a Tentative Way Forward

Russell Crandall

in Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.003.0029
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

This chapter emphasizes how 23 million Americans between the ages of twelve and sixty-five are illicit drug users despite the billions of dollars spent on prevention, treatment, law enforcement, and ... More


Drugs and Thugs: The History and Future of America's War on Drugs

Russell Crandall

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9780300240344
eISBN:
9780300255874
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300240344.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Public Policy

How can the United States chart a path forward in the war on drugs? This book uncovers the full history of this war that has lasted more than a century. The book provides an essential view of the ... More


Clean and Sober

Andrew E. Stoner

in The Journalist of Castro Street: The Life of Randy Shilts

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780252042485
eISBN:
9780252051326
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Illinois Press
DOI:
10.5622/illinois/9780252042485.003.0010
Subject:
Society and Culture, Gay and Lesbian Studies

Shilts finally addresses his addiction to alcohol and marijuana, including in-patient rehabilitation and Alcoholics Anonymous. Shilts grapples with the death of his friend Gary Walsh from AIDS, and ... More


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