Marihuana and Medicine

Editors: Nahas, G.G., Sutin, K.M., Harvey, D.J., Agurell, S. (Eds.)

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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, as well as evaluate its clinical applications in psychiatry, glaucoma, pain management, cancer chemotherapy, and AIDS treatment. Their work indicates that marihuana impairs brain and reproductive function, is harmful to the immune system, is more damaging when smoked to the lung than tobacco smoke, and is not an effective, medically acceptable therapeutic vehicle for THC. 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 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.






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"This is a comprehensive new book covering the pharmacological, metabolic, and therapeutic properties of marijuana. Written and edited by researchers in the field, this is a valuable contribution to the field. . .Topics covered include an historical review, chemistry and pharmacokinetics, biochemistry and molecular mechanisms, pharmacology and physiopathology, reproductive function, treatment of pain, glaucoma, effects on the nervous system, marijuana and psychiatry, AIDS management, marijuana and medicine, public health, and public policy. . .This is a valuable book with a focus on the molecular and clinical aspects
of marijuana."-Doody's Health Sciences Book Review Journal

"...the information is well presented, as one would expect from information provided in a formal presentation, and much of the information remains relevant to any reader regardless of initial knowledge base...extremely well written and attempt to present information about the use and effects of cannabis without involving emotion in the debate..."-Drug and Alcohol Review

Table of contents (44 chapters)

  • A Brief History of Four Millennia (B.C. 2000—A.D. 1974)

    Peters, Hélène (et al.)

    Pages 3-7

  • The Helsinki Symposium (1975)

    Nahas, Gabriel G. (et al.)

    Pages 9-12

  • The Reims Symposium (1978)

    Nahas, Gabriel G. (et al.)

    Pages 13-24

  • Conflicting Reports on Marihuana and Health (1981–1982)

    Relman, A. S.

    Pages 25-31

  • The Louisville Symposium of the American Society for Pharmacology and Experimental Therapeutics (1982)

    Hollister, Leo E.

    Pages 33-44

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Marihuana and Medicine
Editors
  • Gabriel G. Nahas
  • Kenneth M. Sutin
  • David J. Harvey
  • Stig Agurell
Copyright
1999
Publisher
Humana Press
Copyright Holder
Humana Press
eBook ISBN
978-1-59259-710-9
DOI
10.1007/978-1-59259-710-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-0-89603-593-5
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4757-5717-0
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXII, 826
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