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The Pot Book

a complete guide to cannabis : its role in medicine, politics, science, and culture

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This edition published in by Park Street Press in Rochester, VT.

Written in English

This book brings you leading experts on the science, history, politics, medicine, and potential of America's most popular recreational drug. The book includes contributions by Andrew Weil, Michael Pollan, Lester Grinspoon, Allen St. Pierre (NORML), Tommy Chong, and others. It covers marijuana's physiological and psychological effects, its medicinal uses, the complex politics of cannabis law, pot and parenting, its role in creativity, business, and spirituality, and much more. Exploring the role of cannabis in medicine, politics, history, and society, The Pot Book offers a compendium of the most up-to-date information and scientific research on marijuana from leading experts, including Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Allen St. Pierre (NORML), and Raphael Mechoulam. Also included are interviews with Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, M.D., and Tommy Chong as well as a pot dealer and a farmer who grows for the U.S. Government. Encompassing the broad spectrum of marijuana knowledge from stoner customs to scientific research, this book investigates the top ten myths of marijuana; its physiological and psychological effects; its risks; why joints are better than water pipes and other harm-reduction tips for users; how humanity and cannabis have co-evolved for millennia; the brain's cannabis-based neurochemistry; the complex politics of cannabis law; its potential medicinal uses for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses; its role in creativity, business, and spirituality; and the complicated world of pot and parenting. As legalization becomes a reality, this book candidly offers necessary facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes. - Publisher.

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This book brings you leading experts on the science, history, politics, medicine, and potential of America's most popular recreational drug. The book includes contributions by Andrew Weil, Michael Pollan, Lester Grinspoon, Allen St. Pierre (NORML), Tommy Chong, and others. It covers marijuana's physiological and psychological effects, its medicinal uses, the complex politics of cannabis law, pot and parenting, its role in creativity, business, and spirituality, and much more. Exploring the role of cannabis in medicine, politics, history, and society, The Pot Book offers a compendium of the most up-to-date information and scientific research on marijuana from leading experts, including Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Allen St. Pierre (NORML), and Raphael Mechoulam. Also included are interviews with Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, M.D., and Tommy Chong as well as a pot dealer and a farmer who grows for the U.S. Government. Encompassing the broad spectrum of marijuana knowledge from stoner customs to scientific research, this book investigates the top ten myths of marijuana; its physiological and psychological effects; its risks; why joints are better than water pipes and other harm-reduction tips for users; how humanity and cannabis have co-evolved for millennia; the brain's cannabis-based neurochemistry; the complex politics of cannabis law; its potential medicinal uses for cancer, AIDS, Alzheimer's, multiple sclerosis, and other illnesses; its role in creativity, business, and spirituality; and the complicated world of pot and parenting. As legalization becomes a reality, this book candidly offers necessary facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths, misconceptions, and stereotypes. - Publisher.

The Pot Book

a complete guide to cannabis : its role in medicine, politics, science, and culture

This edition published in by Park Street Press in Rochester, VT.


Table of Contents

Foreword / Lester Grinspoon, MD
Introduction
Part 1: Overview Of Cannabis.
Introduction to part one
Subjective effects of cannabis / Matthew G Kirkpatrick and Carl L Hart
Early/ancient history / Chris Bennett
Recent history / David Malmo-Levine
Botany of cannabis / Lyle E Craker and Zoe Gardner
Cannabis grow revolution / Danny Danko
Endocannabinoid system / Gregory L Gerdeman and Jason B Schechter
Anandamide and more / Raphael Mechoulam and Lumir Hanus
Cannabis laws in the United States / Allen St Pierre
On ending prohibition / Ethan Nadelmann
Part 2: Risks Of Use And Harm Reduction.
Introduction to part two
Medical risks and toxicology / William Holubek
Pulmonary harm and vaporizers / Mitch Earleywine
Cannabis and cognition / Caroline B Marvin and Carl L Hart
Mental health risks associated with cannabis use / Cheryl Corcoran
How real is the risk of addiction / Ryan Vandrey and Margaret Haney
Driving under the influence / Paul Armentano
Arrest statistics and racism / Harry G Levine
Getting busted is not so funny: an interview with Tommy Chong / Julie Holland
Collateral consequences of cannabis convictions / Richard Glen Boire
Harm reduction psychotherapy / Andrew Tatarsky
Part 3: Clinical Use Of Cannabis.
Introduction to part three
Clinical applications of medical marijuana: an interview with Andrew Weil, MD / Julie Holland
Medical marijuana research: an interview with Donald Abrams, MD / Julie Holland
MAPS and the federal obstruction of medical marijuana research / Rick Doblin
Government's pot farm: an interview with Mahmoud A ElSohly, PhD / Julie Holland
Cannabinoids and psychiatry / Julie Holland
Cannabinoids and neuroprotection / Sunil K Aggarwal and Gregory T Carter
Cannabis and HIV/AIDS / Mark A Ware and Lynne Belle-Isle
Multiple sclerosis and spasticity / Denis J Petro
Pain management / Mark S Wallace and Ben Platt
Sativex / William Notcutt
Part 4: Cannabis Culture.
Introduction to part four
What to tell the children / Marsha Rosenbaum
Pot, parenting, and outing myself / Neal Pollack
Cannabis: stealth goddess / Doug Rushkoff
Gardener's rights, forgetting, and co-evolution: an interview with Michael Pollan / Julie Holland
Cannabis, business, and philanthropy: an interview with Peter Lewis / Julie Holland
Thots on pot / Jeremy Wolff
Part 5: Steps In The Right Direction.
Introduction part five
Patients out of time: an interview with Al Byrne, L CDR (retired) and Mary Lynne Mathre, RN, C A R N / Julie Holland
Prescribing cannabis in California / Jeffrey Hergenrather
Canadian compassion clubs / N Rielle Capler
Dutch drug policy / Mario Lap
Cost-benefit analysis of legalizing marijuana / Jeffrey Miron
Marijuana Policy Project / Bruce Mirken
ACLU and cannabis drug policy: an interview with Graham Boyd, J D / Julie Holland
Resources
References
Contributors
Index

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Format
Paperback
Pagination
xxiv, 551 p.
Dimensions
23 x x centimeters

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL25645773M
Internet Archive
potbookcompleteg0000unse
ISBN 10
1594773688
ISBN 13
9781594773686

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