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Marihuana in science and medicine

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Raven Press , New York
Marijuana., Marijuana -- Physiological effect., Marijuana -- Toxicology., Cannabinoids., Cannabis., Cannabis A
StatementGabriel G. Nahas, with contributions by David J. Harvey, Michel Paris, Henry Brill.
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LC ClassificationsQP801.C27 N35 1984
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Paginationix, 312 p. :
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Open LibraryOL2849469M
ISBN 100881670146
LC Control Number84011697

But this book disappoints. Marihuana and Medicine, edited by a veteran in the field, New York University's Gabriel Nahas, and his colleagues, stems from the latest (March ) of several international conferences held since In the preface, Nahas Marihuana in science and medicine book that "today the verdict of marihuana in medicine is finally at hand."/5(6).

Our chief debt as authors of this book is to its predecessor: the Institute of Medicine report, Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base. Because this landmark study provided the foundation—indeed, the raison d'etre—for our own efforts, we must begin by acknowledging the many contributors who made Marijuana and Medicine an authoritative document, and one.

Marihuana in science and medicine. New York: Raven Press, © (OCoLC) Online version: Nahas, Gabriel G., Marihuana in science and medicine.

New York: Raven Press, © (OCoLC) Material Type: Internet resource: Document Type: Book, Internet Resource: All Authors / Contributors: Gabriel G Nahas. Marihuana has been known by many names: hemp, hashish, dagga, bhang, loco weed, grass-the list is endless.

Formally christened Cannabis sativa in by Carl Linnaeus, marihuana is one of nature's hardiest specimens. It needs little care to thrive. One need not talk to it, sing to it, or play soothing tranquil Brahms lullabies to coax it to by:   "Marihuana is not only useful as medicine, but far less toxic and harmful than alcohol when used for nonmedical purposes.

Marihuana, The Forbidden Medicine provides convincing arguments for these views and will be a useful reference for drug abuse counselors, criminal defense attorneys, health workers, and others interested in the effects of this widely.

The editors have also included key historical material tracing the controversial history of marihuana in science and medicine over the centuries. Marihuana and Medicine's Marihuana in science and medicine book of the latest findings on the pharmacological, pharmacodynamic, and molecular mechanisms of marihuana will be essential reading for clinicians, psychiatrists.

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Marihuana and Medicine's report of the latest findings on the pharmacological, pharmacodynamic, and molecular mechanisms of marihuana will be essential reading for clinicians, psychiatrists, pharmacologists, policy makers, health-care workers, and attorneys.

The book helps the reader understand not only what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific conclusions. Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.

The book helps the reader understand not only what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific conclusions. Marijuana and Medicine addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.

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It covers marijuana's mechanism of. Four years after Congress passed the Marihuana Tax Act ofwhich was aimed at stamping out recreational use but also made medical use very difficult, the drug was removed from the U.S. Pharmacopoeia and National Formulary.

The rest of the book discusses the rediscovery of marijuana as a medicine. In Marihuana and Medicine, leading physicians and scientists from around the world critically review the pharmacological and molecular basis of the therapeutic properties of marihuana and its active ingredient, THC.

They detail the broad array of marihuana's effects on brain function, the immune system, male and female reproductive function, and cardiac and pulmonary function. The book is written for "the scientific and medical community" and provides current exhaustive literature reviews of marijuana's botany, chemistry, metabolism, toxicology, and pharmacology.

All sections review relevant plant, animal, and human experimental and clinical data, with an emphasis on the adverse physical consequences and potential ofAuthor: Barry I.

Liskow. marijuana or marihuana, drug obtained from the flowering tops, stems, and leaves of the hemp plant, Cannabis sativa (see hemp) or C. indica; the latter species can withstand colder climates. It is one of the most commonly used drugs in the world, following only caffeine, nicotine, and alcoholic beverages in the United States, where it is usually smoked, it also has.

In this important and timely book, two eminent researchers describe the medical benefits of marihuana, explain why its use has been forbidden, and argue for its full legalization to make it available to all patients who need it.

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Highly praised when it was first published inthe book has been expanded to include new examples of the ways that marihuana alleviates symptoms 4/5(1). In this important and timely book, two eminent researchers describe the medical benefits of marihuana, explain why its use has been forbidden, and argue for its full legalization to make it available to all patients who need it/5.

Marijuana As Medicine. provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care.

This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite by: Doses of marihuana ranged from less than 1 to 5g per day via the smoked or oral route of administration.

Ninety-three percent of patients reported moderate or greater pain relief. THE IOM RECOMMENDATIONS. A complete list of the study team's recommendations, exactly as they appear in Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, is shown in Box Appropriately, the first of these recommendations supports the continuation of basic studies to learn more about how the active ingredients in marijuana affect the : Alison Mack, Janet Joy.

In this important and timely book, two eminent researchers describe the medical benefits of marihuana, explain why its use has been forbidden, and argue for its full legalization to make it available to all patients who need it. Highly praised when it was first published in Pages: This book helps the reader understand what science has to say about medical marijuana but also the logic behind the scientific It addresses the science base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis.

Marihuana is the North American name of a weedlike plant whose unusual products have enjoyed a long, frequently strange, and, especially in the West, ambivalent association with mankind.

Definitively labeled Cannabis sativa by Linnaeus inthe plant is in most parts of the world better known by its popular name, Indian hemp. Book Review from The New England Journal of Medicine — Book Review.

Marihuana is undoubtedly a herb that has been many things to many people. Armies and navies have used it to make war, men and women to make love. Hunters and fishermen have snared the most ferocious creatures, from the tiger to the shark, in its herculean weave.

To the Editor: At the end of his review of Marihuana and Medicine, Benson (Sept. 9 issue)1 states, “The editors' drug-control bias obscures the promise of drug development.” Dr.

Benson is Cited by: 1. “Cogent and convincing arguments for the legalization of marihuana and its pharmacologically active components This book provides an excellent overview of the subject from a medical perspective.”―Robert M.

Swift, m.d., ph.d., New England Journal of /5(64). Marihuana: The Forbidden Medicine In this important and timely book, two eminent researchers describe the medical benefits of marihuana, explain why its use has been forbidden, and argue for its full legalization to make it available. Then came Reefer Madness.

Marijuana, the Assassin of Youth. The Killer Weed. The Gateway Drug. For nearly 70 years the plant went.

In this book, patients suffering from a wide range of illnesses “One of marijuana’s greatest advantages as a medicine is its remarkable safety.” – Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Journal of the American Medical Association. Marihuana, The Forbidden Medicine The following excerpt is reprinted with permission from Marihuana, the Forbidden Medicine, by Lester Grinspoon M.D.

and James Bakalar, Yale University Press, Dr. Grinspoon is a professor at Harvard Medical School and recently joined NORML's new "VIP" board of directors. Preface. Medical marijuana as the new herbalism, part 1: Science versus the politics of weed in New York and beyond. Medical marijuana. It’s promoted as a seeming panacea that can cure whatever ails you.

While there are potentially useful medicinal compounds in marijuana, in general the medical marijuana movement vastly oversells the promise. When I first started writing about the claims made for medical marijuana and the cannabis oil derived from it, it didn’t take long for me to characterize medical claims for cannabis as the “new herbalism,” as opposed to pharmacognosy, the branch of pharmacology devoted to the study of natural products.Abstract.

The curative properties attributed to marihuana for several thousand years have proved to be disappointing. The ancient oriental claims of marihuana as a pain soother and for the relief of muscle spasms, convulsions, rheumatism, epilepsy and migraine headaches were introduced into western medicine during the 19th : Nicholas Pace, Henry Clay Frick, Kenneth Sutin, William Manger, George Hyman, Gabriel Nahas.Uwe Blesching, is medical journalist and regular contributor in the fields of the cannabinoid science, Mind-Body Medicine, phytopharmacology, as well as evidence-based illness prevention and treatment protocols.

In addition to his life-long passion for Integrative Medicine, his latest book the Cannabis Health Index is informed by Blesching's rigorous in depth research and .