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Understanding Marijuana - A New Look at the Scientific Evidence (Hardcover) Loot Price: R663
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Understanding Marijuana - A New Look at the Scientific Evidence (Hardcover): Mitch Earleywine

Understanding Marijuana - A New Look at the Scientific Evidence (Hardcover)

Mitch Earleywine

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To some, marijuana is an insidious 'stepping-stone' drug, enticing the inexperienced and paving the way to the inevitable abuse of harder drugs. To others, medical marijuana is an organic means of easing the discomfort or stimulating the appetite of the gravely ill. Others still view marijuana, like alcohol, as a largely harmless indulgence, dangerous only when used immoderately. All sides of the debate have appropriated the scientific evidence on marijuana to satisfy their claims. What then are we to make of these conflicting portrayals of a drug with historical origins dating back to 8,000 B.C.? Understanding Marijuana examines the biological, psychological, and societal impact of this controversial substance. What are the effects, for mind and body, of long-term use? Are smokers of marijuana more likely than non-users to abuse cocaine and heroine? What effect has the increasing potency of marijuana in recent years had on users and on use? Does our current legal policy toward marijuana make sense? Earleywine separates science from opinion to show how marijuana defies easy dichotomies. Tracing the medical and political debates surrounding marijuana in a balanced, objective fashion, this book will be the definitive primer on our most controversial and widely used illicit substance.

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Imprint: Oxford UniversityPress
Country of origin: United States
Release date: September 2002
Authors: Mitch Earleywine
Dimensions: 234 x 156 x 28mm (L x W x T)
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 326
ISBN-13: 978-0-19-513893-1
Categories: Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social theory
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Pharmacology
Books > Reference & Interdisciplinary > Interdisciplinary studies > Cultural studies > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates
Books > Medicine > Other branches of medicine > Pharmacology > General
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Illness & addiction: social aspects > Drug addiction & substance abuse
Books > Social sciences > Sociology, social studies > Social issues > Ethical issues & debates > General
LSN: 0-19-513893-7
Barcode: 9780195138931

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