Cannabis in Medicine

By addressing non-medical concerns, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in the public health and legal fields. Legalization of marijuana is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and around the world.

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Author: Kenneth Finn

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030459680

Category: Medical

Page: 554

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Legalization of marijuana is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and around the world. While there is some discussion of the relationship between marijuana and overall health, a comprehensive resource that outlines the medical literature for several organ systems, as well as non-medical societal effects, has yet to be seen. While all physicians strive to practice evidence-based medicine, many clinicians aren't aware of the facts surrounding cannabis and are guided by public opinion. This first of its kind book is a comprehensive compilation of multiple facets of cannabis recommendation, use and effects from a variety of different perspectives. Comprised of chapters dedicated to separate fields of medicine, this evidence-based guide outlines the current data, or lack thereof, as well as the need for further study. The book begins with a general overview of the neurobiology and pharmacology of THC and hemp. It then delves into various medical concerns that plague specific disciplines of medicine such as psychiatry, cardiology, gastrointestinal and neurology, among others. The end of the book focuses on non-medical concerns such as public health and safety, driving impairment and legal implications. Comprised of case studies and meta-analyses, Cannabis in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach provides clinicians with with a concise, evidence-based guide to various health concerns related to the use of marijuana. By addressing non-medical concerns, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in the public health and legal fields.

Marijuana and Medicine

Full of useful facts, this volume will be important to anyone interested in informed debate about the medical use of marijuana: advocates and opponents as well as policymakers, regulators, and health care providers.

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Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309071550

Category: Medical

Page: 288

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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 base and the therapeutic effects of marijuana use for medical conditions such as glaucoma and multiple sclerosis. It covers marijuana's mechanism of action, acute and chronic effects on health and behavior, potential adverse effects, efficacy of different delivery systems, analysis of the data about marijuana as a gateway drug, and the prospects for developing cannabinoid drugs. The book evaluates how well marijuana meets accepted standards for medicine and considers the conclusions of other blue-ribbon panels. Full of useful facts, this volume will be important to anyone interested in informed debate about the medical use of marijuana: advocates and opponents as well as policymakers, regulators, and health care providers.

Marijuana Medicine

The most complete visual record of cannabis culture ever published, this book explores the therapeutic, historical, and cultural uses of this plant in traditions around the world.

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Author: Christian Rätsch

Publisher: Inner Traditions / Bear & Co

ISBN: 0892819332

Category: Family & Relationships

Page: 204

View: 611

The most complete visual record of cannabis culture ever published, this book explores the therapeutic, historical, and cultural uses of this plant in traditions around the world.

Cannabis As Medicine

"A CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T&F Informa plc."

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Author: Betty Wedman-St. Louis

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 0367150557

Category: Cannabis

Page: 312

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"A CRC title, part of the Taylor & Francis imprint, a member of the Taylor & Francis Group, the academic division of T&F Informa plc."

Marijuana As Medicine

This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss.

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Author: Institute of Medicine

Publisher: National Academies Press

ISBN: 9780309065313

Category: Medical

Page: 216

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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 recent Institute of Medicine study on this important issue, interpreting them for a general audience. Marijuana As Medicine? provides patients--as well as the people who care for them--with a foundation for making decisions about their own health care. This empowering volume examines several key points, including: Whether marijuana can relieve a variety of symptoms, including pain, muscle spasticity, nausea, and appetite loss. The dangers of smoking marijuana, as well as the effects of its active chemical components on the immune system and on psychological health. The potential use of marijuana-based medications on symptoms of AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, and several other specific disorders, in comparison with existing treatments. Marijuana As Medicine? introduces readers to the active compounds in marijuana. These include the principal ingredient in Marinol, a legal medication. The authors also discuss the prospects for developing other drugs derived from marijuana's active ingredients. In addition to providing an up-to-date review of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Joy also answer common questions about the legal status of marijuana, explaining the conflict between state and federal law regarding its medical use. Intended primarily as an aid to patients and caregivers, this book objectively presents critical information so that it can be used to make responsible health care decisions. Marijuana As Medicine? will also be a valuable resource for policymakers, health care providers, patient counselors, medical faculty and students--in short, anyone who wants to learn more about this important issue.

Is Marijuana the Right Medicine for You

Details marijuana's uses for a wide range of illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraines, and arthritis.

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Author: Bill Zimmerman

Publisher: Keats Publishing

ISBN: 0879839066

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 208

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Details marijuana's uses for a wide range of illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraines, and arthritis.

Medical Use of Marijuana

This book assesses the current issues and examines the controversies regarding the marijuana legalization issue.

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Author: Tatiana Shohov

Publisher: Nova Publishers

ISBN: 1590337549

Category: Medical

Page: 138

View: 521

In recent years, there has been much debate over whether marijuana, an illegal drug, can provide patients with a level of therapeutic relief comparable to existing pharmaceutical treatments. While this idea is hardly new, it is advanced by some proponents as deserving more scientific inquiry. Advocates for the medical use of marijuana contend that there is already sufficient scientific evidence to justify rescheduling marijuana under the Controlled Substances Act, a change that would give it the necessary legal recognition to be used for medicinal purposes. This has already occurred in the case of dronabinol, the synthetic form of the main psychoactive ingredient in marijuana, which has been available as an oral prescription drug since 1986 under its brand name Marinol. To address these viewpoints, several comprehensive studies were done in the late 1990s to evaluate medicinal claims made for smoked marijuana and determine whether they are supported by convincing scientific evidence. The medical marijuana debate gained attention at the state level in 1996, when voters in California and Arizona approved ballot initiatives allowing doctors to prescribe the drug for therapeutic uses. In 1998, similar propositions were adopted in Alaska, Nevada, Oregon, and Washington, and reaffirmed in Arizona. Voters in Maine adopted a medical marijuana initiative in 1999. In 2000, medical marijuana was approved by voters in Colorado, reconfirmed in Nevada, and passed by the legislature in Hawaii. Federal health officials assert that these initiatives are part of a strategy to soften the nation's drug laws, and that public policy would be better served if science, rather than the ballot box, were used to judge the drug's utility. This book assesses the current issues and examines the controversies regarding the marijuana legalization issue.

TIME Marijuana

Canabis has been used as medicine for 4,000 years. Now, with the majority of states legalizing medical marijuana, the U.S. is discovering this plant's full potential. Discover more in TIME Marijuana: The Medical Movement.

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Author: The Editors of TIME

Publisher: Time Home Entertainment

ISBN: 9781547842636

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 96

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Canabis has been used as medicine for 4,000 years. Now, with the majority of states legalizing medical marijuana, the U.S. is discovering this plant's full potential. Discover more in TIME Marijuana: The Medical Movement.

Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana

Resource added for the Nursing-Associate Degree 105431, Practical Nursing 315431, and Nursing Assistant 305431 programs.

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Author: Kevin A. Sabet

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780190263072

Category: Marijuana

Page: 319

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Contemporary Health Issues on Marijuana is a balanced, empirically driven volume that highlights new and meaningful theory and evidence pertaining to marijuana use. Authored by a multidisciplinary group of experts from the fields of psychology, epidemiology, medicine, and criminal justice, chapters comprehensively review numerous research domains of public health interest with respect to marijuana use, including the drug's impact on cognitive andneurological functioning, its medical effects, treatment approaches for cannabis use disorders, the effects of marijuana smoking on lung function, and marijuana-impaired driving.

Marijuana Medical Handbook

This thouroughly revised edition incorporates the most up-to-date information on the ever-changing politics of marijuana, the plant's usage and medical research.

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Author: Dale H. Gieringer

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9780932551863

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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A guide to the therapeutic uses of marijuana that discusses how it affects the body, safety, side effects, preparation and dosage methods, legal and illegal use, and other related topics.

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine

Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer ...

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Author: Jeffrey Dach, M.D.,

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786496631

Category: Medical

Page: 220

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“Policy makers in states considering legalizing marijuana for medical purposes should read this well-researched book...recommended“—Choice “For students, academics, researchers, medical professionals and general interest readers...presents an examination of the potential medicinal uses of cannabis extracts.“—Reference & Research Book News As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.

CBD

The essential book on CBD as medicine This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a ...

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Author: Leonard Leinow

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

ISBN: 9781623171841

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 352

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The essential book on CBD as medicine This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the "highs" associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals. While cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, only in the last fifty years have scientists begun to shed light on the chemistry of the plant and its interactions with the human body. Research has led to the discovery of a whole new system in the body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in mediating functions such as appetite, immunity, mood, pain response, and memory. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant. In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic.

The Medical Marijuana Maze

The business opportunities that have emerged alongside the state legalization of medical cannabis are explained at the end of the book.

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Author: Nancy E. Marion

Publisher:

ISBN: 1611632838

Category: Medical

Page: 257

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The use of marijuana as medicine is a controversial topic in the US and around the world. While the US federal government continues to criminalize marijuana use, possession and distribution, many states have made it legal as a treatment for numerous medical conditions. As a result, the debate over whether it has recognized medicinal uses rages on. In The Medical Marijuana Maze, the intricacies of the laws regarding medical marijuana are explored. After a brief history of the drug is presented, the current state laws regarding medical cannabis are analyzed. The roles of various political actors regarding medical cannabis are described, including executives (presidents, governors and mayors), followed by a description of the most recent court decisions in which the legality of medical cannabis is further defined. The part that other key political actors, bureaucracies and interest groups, have played in this debate are illustrated as well. Of course, the public¿s opinions about the issue are behind much of the policies, so they are also described. The business opportunities that have emerged alongside the state legalization of medical cannabis are explained at the end of the book. In the end, The Medical Marijuana Maze is a comprehensive description and analysis of the status of medical marijuana in the US today.

Marijuana and the Cannabinoids

The purpose of Marijuana and the Cannabinoids is to present in a single volume the comprehensive knowledge and experience of renowned researchers and scientists.

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Author: Mahmoud A. ElSohly

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9781592599479

Category: Medical

Page: 322

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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 the chemical structure of THC in 1964. The purpose of Marijuana and the Cannabinoids is to present in a single volume the comprehensive knowledge and experience of renowned researchers and scientists. Each chapter is written independently by an expert in his/her field of endeavor, ranging from the botany, the constituents, the chemistry and pharmacokinetics, the effects and consequences of illicit use on the human body, to the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoids.

Medical Marijuana 101

Medical Marijuana 101 is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the use of marijuana as a medicine.

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Author: Mickey Martin

Publisher: Ed Rosenthal

ISBN: 9781936807154

Category: Social Science

Page: 128

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All of our lives we have heard marijuana is bad for us, the first step to drug addiction and life as a slacker, but it just isn't true! Over the last 75 years the Federal government has done its best to discredit a natural medicine that has been used around the world for centuries. In 2009, the American Medical Association officially endorsed the medical value of cannabis and 14 states have legalized medical use with more legislation pending. Medical Marijuana 101 is a concise, accurate, and up-to-date resource for anyone interested in the use of marijuana as a medicine. This can serve both as an introductory resource for those with little experience treating illness with marijuana and as a quick reference for the more experienced user.

Medical Marijuana

Discover that Medical Marijuana is being used worldwide to treat many types of cancer and the side effects of treatment! In the book, you will learn about studies conducted by top universities around the U.S. and the world.

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Author: Chi Mosha

Publisher:

ISBN: 9798731296274

Category:

Page: 48

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Is marijuana safe and effective as medicine? How Medical Marijuana Works, and Which Conditions It Treats The 7 best cancer-fighting foods to add to your diet If Medical Marijuana can cure cancer, shouldn't we know about it!!! Discover that Medical Marijuana is being used worldwide to treat many types of cancer and the side effects of treatment! In the book, you will learn about studies conducted by top universities around the U.S. and the world. Many cancer books discuss diet, supplements, surgery, and drugs; but, this book is talking about viable options that are effective and safe to use

Stoned

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.

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Author: David Casarett M.D.

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9780698186644

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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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.

Marijuana

In this compilation of articles, readers encounter a journalistic history of cannabis use.

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Author: The New York Times Editorial Staff

Publisher: The Rosen Publishing Group, Inc

ISBN: 9781642821499

Category: Young Adult Nonfiction

Page: 224

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Today's headlines shine light on the growing trend toward the legalization of marijuana, a psychoactive drug derived from the cannabis plant whose use cuts across diverse classes of people. In this compilation of articles, readers encounter a journalistic history of cannabis use. Successive phases of fear (often coupled with racist attitudes toward Mexicans and Latinos) and embrace (by hippies, U.S. soldiers in Vietnam, and other segments of the counterculture) have often clouded sound judgment about the benefits and risks of the drug. These articles explore every facet of these diverse approaches, highlighting an array of medical, economic, and social perspectives on marijuana and those who use it.

Marijuana

Now it's our turn to follow his lead." Andrew Glazier, activist, owner oaksterdam.com"I first read this book in 1973 and have read it over and over and over again all my life. I still love this book--it has changed my life.

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Author: Tod H. Mikuriya

Publisher: Symposium Press

ISBN: 1577331672

Category: Medical

Page: 496

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As a full-time research consultant at the N.I.M.H. Center of Narcotics and Drug Abuse Studies, Dr. Tod Mikuriya discovered just how much the English and American medical profession has known about cannabis for the past 130 years. Having access to priceless original documents, he has compiled this authoritative and fascinating collection of medical papers on marijuana. From 1839, when the herb was first introduced into the Western pharmacopoeia, to present research with THC, the anthology offers rich insights into the whole social history of medicine.The studies published herein convey a wide variety of critical information, ranging from laboratory tests performed on animals and human subjects, to anthropological descriptions of marijuana use by African women during labor. A number of unusual and seldom-seen illustrations--from pharmaceutical catalogues in the days when Parke Davis and others marketed legal marijuana as a cure for coughs and corns--are both instructive and entertaining. In the section of clinical and pharmacological studies, a deep look is taken at the range of therapeutic effects attributed to a plant which has had prescribed medical uses for more than 2700 years, and is currently used by an estimated 250 million people.If not always conclusive, these studies nonetheless dramatically show that marijuana has potentially great medical value. The impressive accumulation of information regarding it has been unfortunately relegated to the dust bin for decades by puritanical legislators and medical practitioners ignorant or unheeding of existing scholarship in the field. The final chapter analyzes the reasons behind the 1937 Tax Act which outlawed the use of marijuana, driving it underground, and offers some disturbing conclusions based on hitherto unpublished official hearings and interviews with former government officials.Amidst the marijuana referendums, judicial challenges, and states vs. federal legislation, Marijuana: Medical Papers provides essential information--most of it never before available except in scarce, out-of-print medical journals--on a topic of tremendous current interest.Endorsements"Dr. Mikuriya collected and brought out in Marijuana Medical Papers material that the medical schools should have been teaching. The reader Dr. Mikuriya had in mind for MMP was a colleague who realized that he'd learned nothing about cannabis in medical school." Fred Gardner, editor, O'Shaughnessy's, Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group"Dr Tod was the undisputed father of the modern Medical Cannabis Movement. Now it's our turn to follow his lead." Andrew Glazier, activist, owner oaksterdam.com"I first read this book in 1973 and have read it over and over and over again all my life. I still love this book--it has changed my life. Anyone interested in the subject of cannabis should read this book." Jack Herer, author, The Emperor Wears No Clothes"Marijuana: Medical Papers makes a valuable contribution in documenting the early medical history of marijuana. It is a collection that will be referred to for generations to come." Ed Rosenthal, marijuana researcher and writer"The pre-1900 'I'll-try-it-on-myself-and-describe-what-happens' reports in this book not only abound with descriptive techniques that should still be copied, but they are truly entertaining." Journal of the American Medical Association"This is probably the best compendium available of the major studies and observations that have been made on marijuana and its derivatives during the past 135 years." Dana L. Farnsworth, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry"This treasure trove of shrewd clinical observation ... should fascinate physicians interested in the history of their craft...." Edward M. Brecher, Medical World News