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As the legalization of cannabis becomes a reality, The Pot Book candidly offers facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths and stereotypes. Includes contributions and interviews with leading experts including Rick Doblin, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, and Tommy Chong.
Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and a clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. An expert on street drugs and intoxication states, she was the attending psychiatrist in the Psych ER at Bellevue Hospital from 1996 to 2005. The editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide and the author of Weekends at Bellevue, she lives in the Hudson Valley.
Table of Contents
|An Overview of Cannabis|
|Introduction to Part One||p. 6|
|The Subjective Effects of Cannabis||p. 9|
|Early/Ancient History||p. 17|
|Recent History||p. 27|
|The Botany of Cannabis||p. 35|
|Cannabis Grow Revolution||p. 44|
|The Endocannabinoid System||p. 52|
|Anandamide and More||p. 63|
|Cannabis Laws in the United States||p. 73|
|On Ending Prohibition||p. 130|
|Risks of Use and Harm Reduction|
|Introduction to Part Two||p. 136|
|Medical Risks and Toxicology||p. 141|
|Pulmonary Harm and Vaporizers||p. 153|
|Cannabis and Cognition||p. 161|
|Mental Health Risks Associated with Cannabis Use||p. 178|
|How Real Is the Risk of Addiction?||p. 187|
|Driving Under the Influence||p. 196|
|Arrest Statistics and Racism||p. 202|
|Getting Busted Is Not So Funny: An Interview with Tommy Chong||p. 207|
|The Collateral Consequences of Cannabis Convictions||p. 219|
|Harm Reduction Psychotherapy||p. 223|
|The Clinical Use of Cannabis|
|Introduction to Part Three||p. 242|
|The Clinical Applications of Medical Marijuana: An Interview with Andrew Weil, M.D.||p. 247|
|Medical Marijuana Research: An Interview with Donald Abrams, M.D.||p. 252|
|MAPS and the Federal Obstruction of Medical Marijuana Research||p. 261|
|The Government's Pot Farm: An Interview with Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D.||p. 266|
|Cannabinoids and Psychiatry||p. 282|
|Cannabinoids and Neuroprotection||p. 295|
|Cannabis and HIV/AIDS||p. 311|
|Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity||p. 318|
|Pain Management||p. 328|
|Introduction to Part Four||p. 344|
|What to Tell the Children||p. 349|
|Pot, Parenting, and Outing Myself||p. 361|
|Cannabis: Stealth Goddess||p. 366|
|Gardener's Rights, Forgetting, and Co-Evolution An Interview with Michael Pollan||p. 373|
|Cannabis, Business, and Philanthropy: An Interview with Peter Lewis||p. 383|
|Thots on Pot||p. 387|
|Steps in the Right Direction|
|Introduction to Part Five||p. 396|
|Patients Out of Time: An Interview with Al Byrne, L.CDR. (retired), Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N., C.A.R.N.||p. 399|
|Prescribing Cannabis in California||p. 416|
|Canadian Compassion Clubs||p. 432|
|Dutch Drug Policy||p. 441|
|A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Marijuana||p. 447|
|The Marijuana Policy Project||p. 454|
|The ACLU and Cannabis Drug Policy: An Interview with Graham Boyd, J.D.||p. 462|
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