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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


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


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


Medical uses of amphetamines

Leslie Iversen

in Speed, Ecstasy, Ritalin: The Science of Amphetamines

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198530909
eISBN:
9780191689802
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198530909.003.0003
Subject:
Neuroscience, Behavioral Neuroscience

Amphetamine was first introduced into medicine as the ‘Benzedrine inhaler’ in 1932, followed soon after by pill forms of the drug. As with many new ... 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


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