The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis: Its Role in Medicine, Polititcs, Science, and Culture

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2010-09-01

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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.

Author Biography

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

Forewordp. xi
Introductionp. 1
An Overview of Cannabis
Introduction to Part Onep. 6
The Subjective Effects of Cannabisp. 9
Early/Ancient Historyp. 17
Recent Historyp. 27
The Botany of Cannabisp. 35
Cannabis Grow Revolutionp. 44
The Endocannabinoid Systemp. 52
Anandamide and Morep. 63
Cannabis Laws in the United Statesp. 73
On Ending Prohibitionp. 130
Risks of Use and Harm Reduction
Introduction to Part Twop. 136
Medical Risks and Toxicologyp. 141
Pulmonary Harm and Vaporizersp. 153
Cannabis and Cognitionp. 161
Mental Health Risks Associated with Cannabis Usep. 178
How Real Is the Risk of Addiction?p. 187
Driving Under the Influencep. 196
Arrest Statistics and Racismp. 202
Getting Busted Is Not So Funny: An Interview with Tommy Chongp. 207
The Collateral Consequences of Cannabis Convictionsp. 219
Harm Reduction Psychotherapyp. 223
The Clinical Use of Cannabis
Introduction to Part Threep. 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 Researchp. 261
The Government's Pot Farm: An Interview with Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D.p. 266
Cannabinoids and Psychiatryp. 282
Cannabinoids and Neuroprotectionp. 295
Cannabis and HIV/AIDSp. 311
Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticityp. 318
Pain Managementp. 328
Sativexp. 336
Cannabis Culture
Introduction to Part Fourp. 344
What to Tell the Childrenp. 349
Pot, Parenting, and Outing Myselfp. 361
Cannabis: Stealth Goddessp. 366
Gardener's Rights, Forgetting, and Co-Evolution An Interview with Michael Pollanp. 373
Cannabis, Business, and Philanthropy: An Interview with Peter Lewisp. 383
Thots on Potp. 387
Steps in the Right Direction
Introduction to Part Fivep. 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 Californiap. 416
Canadian Compassion Clubsp. 432
Dutch Drug Policyp. 441
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Marijuanap. 447
The Marijuana Policy Projectp. 454
The ACLU and Cannabis Drug Policy: An Interview with Graham Boyd, J.D.p. 462
Resourcesp. 473
Referencesp. 483
Contributorsp. 534
Indexp. 544
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