The Genus Cannabis


Author: David T Brown

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0203304225

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 298

View: 3618

This book provides a comprehensive overview of cannabis use and abuse and will be an invaluable source of reference for anyone with an interest in the wide range of applications of this fascinating plant and its therapeutic and commercial potential

Cannabis Dependence

Its Nature, Consequences and Treatment


Author: Roger Roffman,Robert S. Stephens

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139449559

Category: Medical

Page: N.A

View: 6298

Cannabis dependence is controversial. Does it occur or is it a myth put forth by those who oppose legalisation? What are the signs of cannabis dependence? How many people are affected? What are the health and behavioural risks of becoming cannabis-dependent? What counselling approaches have been tested with adults and adolescents, and how effective are they? What are the arguments for legalisation, regulation or prohibition? Looking back and toward the future, what do we know and what do we need to learn? This state-of-the-science review sets out to answer all those questions, beginning with an historical examination and moving into diagnosis, classification, epidemiology, public health, policy, issues relating to regulation and prohibition, and evidence-based interventions.

The Healing Magic of Cannabis


Author: Potter, Orfali & Joy

Publisher: Ronin Publishing

ISBN: 9781579510824

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 192

View: 5317

IT'S THE HIGH THAT HEALS! The Healing Magic of Cannabis unveils the secret at the heart of marijuana's medicinal power. Getting high engages the healing power of the mind, furthering healing, vitality, and recovery. The Healing High: FEELS GOOD, promoting wellness. RELAXES YOU, dissolving worry and restoring equilibrium. MAKES YOU LAUGH, refreshing perspective and cleansing emotions. UPLIFTS YOUR MOOD to see the possibility of healing. INSPIRES FAITH that you are moving towards healing. The Healing Magic of Cannabis describes how to use cannabis, including preparation and hazards of smoking, along with recipes. Also covered are methods for making tinctures and topical applications, including the advantages and disadvantages of each. The Healing Magic of Cannabis explains how cannabis alleviates pain, soothes discomfort, and can interfere with the biological progression of certain diseases. It provides clear information on cannabis' use for fifteen medical conditions and common ailments from menstrual cramps, back pain, arthritis, and insomnia to epilepsy, AIDS, and withdrawal from addictive drugs.

Handbook of Cannabis


Author: Roger G. Pertwee

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 0199662681

Category: Medical

Page: 747

View: 6043

Truly global in scope and with contributions from leading researchers around the world, The Handbook of Cannabis is the definitive resource on this fascinating drug. Combining scientific perspectives and clinical applications, it covers a vast array of topics, from why over the centuries cannabis has been used as a medicine, through the regulations facing those wishing to self-administer cannabis or provide cannabis-based medicines, to the chemical structure ofits many constituents and the rapidly growing group of synthetic cannabinoids that are currently being used for 'legal highs'.The Handbook of Cannabis is a one-stop reference; essentialreading for all clinicians, pharmacologists, psychologists, and psychiatrists interested in this drug, as well as those working in the field of public health.

Cannabis Use and Dependence

Public Health and Public Policy


Author: Wayne Hall,Rosalie Liccardo Pacula

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9780521800242

Category: Medical

Page: 298

View: 474

The use of cannabis in the late twentieth and this century is an area of medical and moral controversy. Despite its illegality, cannabis is the most widely used drug after alcohol and tobacco among young adults in the USA, Europe and Australia. This book, first published in 2003, explores the relationship between health policy, public health and the law regarding cannabis use. It assesses the impact of illegality in drug use and relates this to policy analysis in Australia, the UK, the US and other developed societies. It evaluates debates about 'safe use' and 'harm minimisation' approaches, as well as examining the experiences of different prevention, treatment and education policies. Written by two leading drug advisors Cannabis Use and Dependence makes a valuable addition to this important field of research.

Cannabis and Young People

Reviewing the Evidence


Author: Richard Jenkins

Publisher: Jessica Kingsley Publishers

ISBN: 1843103982

Category: Social Science

Page: 111

View: 3881

This book aims to shed light on the current debates of cannabis by reviewing all the available evidence on a range of issues relating to the use of cannabis among children and adolescents and summarizing the main conclusions in clear, jargon-free language.

Cannabis in Medical Practice

A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana


Author: Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N.

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 0786483903

Category: Medical

Page: 247

View: 4243

Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug’s therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug’s benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.

Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis

An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets


Author: Dj Short

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780932551597

Category: Gardening

Page: 192

View: 7026

The first book in the Marijuana Tips series, this accessible guide shows indoor cultivators how to refine their gardening techniques in order to markedly improve their crops. With an emphasis on organic methods, author DJ Short addresses every aspect of cultivation, from sprouting seeds, to lighting and temperature, to harvesting and curing. He also provides a wealth of information on marijuana breeding and plant selection.

Cannabis and Cannabis-based Medicines

Potential Benefits and Risks to Health : Report of a Working Party


Author: N.A

Publisher: Royal College of Physicians

ISBN: 1860162541

Category: Cannabinoids

Page: 33

View: 6986

This report takes an objective look at the evidence on cannabis-based medicines and their ability to treat conditions such as multiple sclerosis and chronic pain.

Cannabis Physiopathology Epidemiology Detection


Author: Gabriel G. Nahas

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9780849383106

Category: Medical

Page: 432

View: 2505

Cannabis Physiopathology and Detection features an outstanding collection of contributions from leading researchers around the world. Papers were presented at the Second International Colloquium on Illicit Drugs, held at the French National Academy of Medicine in April 1992. The book reviews the latest clinical reports describing the effects of cannabis on the brain (imaging techniques, memory and psychomotor performance, cannabis, and schizophrenia), effects on reproduction (male and female), and carcinogenicity. Aspects of detection covered in the volume include methods, results of different testing groups, and legal issues associated with testing and detection. Cannabis Physiopathology and Detection will be an important addition to the reference collections of marijuana researchers, pathologists, government agencies, medical school libraries, and drug testers.