Marijuana As Medicine?

Marijuana As Medicine?
  • Author : Institute of Medicine,Janet Joy,Alison Mack
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 30 December 2000
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Some people suffer from chronic, debilitating disorders for which no conventional treatment brings relief. Can marijuana ease their symptoms? Would it be breaking the law to turn to marijuana as a medication? There are few sources of objective, scientifically sound advice for people in this situation. Most books about marijuana and medicine attempt to promote the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the gap between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Joy have extracted critical findings from a

Marijuana and Medicine

Marijuana and Medicine
  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 July 1999
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The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate. This book summarizes what we know about marijuana from evidence-based medicine--the harm it may do and the relief it may bring to patients. 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

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids

The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids
  • Author : National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine,Health and Medicine Division,Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice,Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 31 March 2017
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Significant changes have taken place in the policy landscape surrounding cannabis legalization, production, and use. During the past 20 years, 25 states and the District of Columbia have legalized cannabis and/or cannabidiol (a component of cannabis) for medical conditions or retail sales at the state level and 4 states have legalized both the medical and recreational use of cannabis. These landmark changes in policy have impacted cannabis use patterns and perceived levels of risk. However, despite this changing landscape, evidence regarding the

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use

The Health and Social Effects of Nonmedical Cannabis Use
  • Author : World Health Organization
  • Publisher : World Health Organization
  • Release : 15 February 2016
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Cannabis is globally the most commonly used psychoactive substance under international control. In 2013, an estimated 181.8 million people aged 15-64 years used cannabis for nonmedical purposes globally (UNODC, 2015). There is an increasing demand for treatment for cannabis-use disorders and associated health conditions in high- and middle-income countries. This report focuses on nonmedical use of cannabis, building on contributions from a broad range of experts and researchers from different parts of the world. It aims to present current knowledge on the impact

Everything You Need to Know About Smoking, Vaping, and Your Health

Everything You Need to Know About Smoking, Vaping, and Your Health
  • Author : Sherri Mabry Gordon
  • Publisher : The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc
  • Release : 15 December 2018
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Most people know that smoking is bad for their health. According to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, however, every day in the United States, more than 3,200 people ages eighteen and younger smoke their first cigarette. Many people don't believe they will become addicted; others choose to vape because they think it's a less dangerous alternative. This book delivers facts about the differences between smoking and vaping, effects on their short-term and long-term health, and how addiction

The 2 x 4 Model

The 2 x 4 Model
  • Author : Robert Andrew Chambers
  • Publisher : CRC Press
  • Release : 06 December 2017
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Over a quarter century of studies have shown that addictions, mental illnesses, and their combinations (dual diagnoses) are pervasive in the general population. Meanwhile, emerging neuroscience is revealing that the neurodevelopmental basis of major mental illness and addiction diseases are tightly interconnected and often unified pathologies of the brain. This science calls into question the profound split between the addiction and mental health fields that define our fragmented research, professional training, and treatment delivery systems—a split that leaves most

Cannabis Dependence

Cannabis Dependence
  • Author : Roger Roffman,Robert S. Stephens
  • Publisher : Cambridge University Press
  • Release : 23 February 2006
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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

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease

How Tobacco Smoke Causes Disease
  • Author : U. s. Department of Health and Human Services Staff
  • Publisher : U.S. Government Printing Office
  • Release : 01 August 2021
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This report considers the biological and behavioral mechanisms that may underlie the pathogenicity of tobacco smoke. Many Surgeon General's reports have considered research findings on mechanisms in assessing the biological plausibility of associations observed in epidemiologic studies. Mechanisms of disease are important because they may provide plausibility, which is one of the guideline criteria for assessing evidence on causation. This report specifically reviews the evidence on the potential mechanisms by which smoking causes diseases and considers whether a mechanism is

The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century

The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century
  • Author : Andrew Golub
  • Publisher : Routledge
  • Release : 06 December 2012
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Learn why marijuana use has increased in the new millennium According to the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, marijuana is the most commonly used illicit drug. The Cultural/Subcultural Contexts of Marijuana Use at the Turn of the Twenty-First Century takes a close look at present cannabis use trends in the new millennium by providing the latest research findings and most current case studies. Age and ethnographic data are presented in detail always with a constant focus on

Addiction Medicine E-Book

Addiction Medicine E-Book
  • Author : Bankole Johnson
  • Publisher : Elsevier Health Sciences
  • Release : 12 December 2019
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Integrating scientific knowledge with today’s most effective treatment options, Addiction Medicine: Science and Practice, 2nd Edition, provides a wealth of information on addictions to substances and behavioral addictions. It discusses the concrete research on how the brain and body are affected by addictions, improving your understanding of how patients develop addictions and how best to personalize treatment and improve outcomes. This essential text is ideal for anyone who deals with patients with addictions in clinical practice, including psychiatrists, health

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids
  • Author : Mahmoud A. ElSohly
  • Publisher : Springer Science & Business Media
  • Release : 15 November 2007
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Although primarily used today as one of the most prevalent illicit leisure drugs, the use of Cannabis sativa L., commonly referred to as marijuana, for medicinal purposes has been reported for more than 5000 years. Marijuana use has been shown to create numerous health problems, and, consequently, the expanding use beyond medical purposes into recreational use (abuse) resulted in control of the drug through international treaties. Much research has been carried out over the past few decades following the identification of

Marijuana and Medicine

Marijuana and Medicine
  • Author : Institute of Medicine
  • Publisher : National Academies Press
  • Release : 10 June 1999
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The medical use of marijuana is surrounded by a cloud of social, political, and religious controversy, which obscures the facts that should be considered in the debate. This book summarizes what we know about marijuana from evidence-based medicine--the harm it may do and the relief it may bring to patients. 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

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies

Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies
  • Author : Victor R. Preedy
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 31 December 2016
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Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of cannabis use and misuse. Recent worldwide trends toward decriminalizing marijuana for medical use have increased legal use of the drug and recreational use remains high, making cannabis one of the most commonly used drugs. Cannabis has a wide range of adverse neurological effects, and use and abuse can lead to physical, social, and psychopathological issues that

Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence

Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence
  • Author : F. Scott Hall,Jared W. Young,Andre Der-Avakian
  • Publisher : Academic Press
  • Release : 17 August 2016
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Negative Affective States and Cognitive Impairments in Nicotine Dependence is the only book of its kind that addresses nicotine use and abuse in the context of negative reinforcement mechanisms. Written and edited by leading investigators in addiction, affective, genetic, and cognitive research, it provides researchers and advanced students with an overview of the clinical bases of these effects, allowing them to fully understand the various underlying dysfunctions that drive nicotine use in different individuals. In addition, this book examines animal