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Marijuana Gateway To Health

Author : Clint Werner
ISBN : 098342618X
Genre : Health & Fitness
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"Learn how ingesting cannabinoids, the unique compounds found in the cannabis plant, can protect your health. Research reveals that: longterm marijuana smokers have a reduced risk for developing lung cancer ; the cannabinoid THC suppressed a variety of cancers and higher doses led to greated protection and longer life ; THC is effective for reducing the brain damage associated with Alzheimer's disease ; cannabinoids stimulate the production of healthy new brain cells."--Back cover.
Category: Health & Fitness

Medical Marijuana

Author : Arthur Gillard
ISBN : 9780737762976
Genre : Young Adult Nonfiction
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Medical marijuana is a popular topic for debate. This volume covers the contentious nature of medical marijuana. Readers will evaluate the medicinal nature of it, teenage use, and federal regulation of medical marijuana. Colorful photographs, charts, graphs, tables and editorial images reinforce text and present more data, that is excellent for research and report writing.
Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Cannabis Pharmacy

Author : Michael Backes
ISBN : 9781603763349
Genre : Health & Fitness
File Size : 71.23 MB
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In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on the body's encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional varietals, and a new system for classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. There are currently more than 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 29 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.
Category: Health & Fitness


Author : David Casarett M.D.
ISBN : 9780698186644
Genre : Health & Fitness
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A doctor discovers the surprising truth about marijuana No substance on earth is as hotly debated as marijuana. Opponents claim it’s dangerous, addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to serious drug abuse. Fans claim it as a wonder drug, treating cancer, anorexia, AIDS, chronic pain, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. Patients suffering from these conditions need—and deserve—hard facts based on medical evidence, not hysteria and superstition. In Stoned, palliative care physician Dr. David Casarett sets out to do anything—including experimenting on himself—to find evidence of marijuana’s medical potential. He smears mysterious marijuana paste on his legs and samples pot wine. He poses as a patient at a seedy California clinic and takes lessons from an artisanal hash maker. In conversations with researchers, doctors, and patients around the world he learns how marijuana works—and doesn’t—in the real world. Dr. Casarett unearths tales of near-miraculous success, such as a child with chronic seizures who finally found relief in cannabidiol oil. In Tel Aviv, he learns of a nursing home that’s found success giving marijuana to dementia patients. On the other hand, one patient who believed marijuana cured her lung cancer has clearly been misled. As Casarett sifts the myth and misinformation from the scientific evidence, he explains, among other things: • Why marijuana might be the best treatment option for some types of pain • Why there’s no significant risk of lung damage from smoking pot • Why most marijuana-infused beer or wine won’t get you high Often humorous, occasionally heartbreaking, and full of counterintuitive conclusions, Stoned offers a compassionate and much-needed medical practitioner’s perspective on the potential of this misunderstood plant. From the Hardcover edition.
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Marijuana And Mental Health

Author : Michael T. Compton, M.D., M.P.H.
ISBN : 9781615370085
Genre : Medical
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With relatable clinical vignettes that illustrate the applicability of each chapter’s content, as well as key chapter points that summarize major themes, Marijuana and Mental Health is the definitive, single source of comprehensive information on marijuana and mental health in modern American society. Balanced, focused, and highly readable, chapters address topics such as the effects of marijuana on the brain and mind, marijuana-related policy and legislation, the complex link between marijuana use and psychotic disorders, synthetic cannabinoids, and the treatment and prevention of marijuana misuse. Beyond offering clinical and research psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses a comprehensive but concise compilation of research in this area, this reference informs clinical mental health practice as well as policy decisions by articulating the connection between marijuana and mental health, particularly in the United States.
Category: Medical

Integrative Oncology

Author : Donald I. Abrams
ISBN : 9780199329748
Genre : Medical
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More and more people living with and beyond cancer seek integrative interventions to complement their conventional cancer care. This second edition of the highly successful Integrative Oncology provides the reader with the most updated information available with new chapters on Music and Expressive Arts Therapies, Naturopathic Oncology, and an integrative approach to Lung Cancer. Integrative medicine is defined as healing-oriented medicine that takes account of the whole person (body, mind, and spirit) as well as all aspects of lifestyle; it emphasizes the therapeutic relationship and makes use of appropriate therapies, both conventional and alternative. This series grows out of a need to organize and make accessible to clinicians the basic principles of integrative medicine in practical application to common health conditions. Each volume focuses on a particular specialty and features well-recognized and authoritative editors and chapter authors. The text is presented in an easy-to-read format featuring case histories, clinical pearls, and useful tables, with all key information highlighted. Series editor Andrew Weil, MD, is Professor and Director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona. Dr. Weil's program was the first such academic program in the U.S., and its stated goal is "to combine the best ideas and practices of conventional and alternative medicine into cost effective treatments without embracing alternative practices uncritically."
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Cannabis Use And Dependence

Author : Wayne Hall
ISBN : 0521800242
Genre : Medical
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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.
Category: Medical

Medical Marijuana Referenda Movement In America

Author : Bill McCollum
ISBN : 0756706548
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Hearing held by the Subcommittee on Crime. Witnesses include: Ronald E. Brooks, Chair, Drug Policy Committee, California Narcotic Officers' Assoc.; James E. Copple, Pres. and CEO, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of Harvard Medical School; Janet D. Lapey, M.D., Exec. Dir., Concerned Citizens for Drug Prevention, Inc.; Gen. Barry R. McCaffrey, Dir., Office of Nat. Drug Control Policy, The White House; Roger Pilon, Ph.D., J.D., Senior Fellow and Dir., Center for Constitutional Studies, Cato Institute; and Richard M. Romley, Maricopa County Attorney, Maricopa County, AZ.

The Facts About Marijuana

Author : Ted Gottfried
ISBN : 0761418067
Genre : Juvenile Nonfiction
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Presents information on marijuana, including its history, its physical effects, efforts to discourage its use, and the legal consequences of using, selling, or possessing it.
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Getting Tough On Gateway Drugs

Author : Robert L. DuPont
ISBN : 0880480467
Genre : Medical
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Argues that alcohol, marijuana, and cocaine open the gates to drug dependence for American teenagers and advises families how to prevent drug abuse
Category: Medical