Marijuana as Drugs: The Science Past the Controversy by Janet Pleasure
English | Nov. 30, 2000 | ISBN: 0309065313 | 215 Pages | True PDF | three.6 MB
Some individuals endure from persistent, debilitating issues for which no typical remedy brings aid. Can marijuana ease their signs? Wouldn’t it be breaking the regulation to show to marijuana as a medicine?
There are few sources of goal, scientifically sound recommendation for individuals on this state of affairs. Most books about marijuana and drugs try to advertise the views of advocates or opponents. To fill the hole between these extremes, authors Alison Mack and Janet Pleasure have extracted essential findings from a current Institute of Drugs research on this essential concern, deciphering them for a common viewers.
Marijuana As Drugs? supplies patients–as properly because the individuals who look after them–with a basis for making selections about their very own well being care. This empowering quantity examines a number of key factors, together with:
Whether or not marijuana can relieve quite a lot of signs, together with ache, muscle spasticity, nausea, and urge for food loss.
The risks of smoking marijuana, in addition to the consequences of its lively chemical elements on the immune system and on psychological well being.
The potential use of marijuana-based drugs on signs of AIDS, most cancers, a number of sclerosis, and a number of other different particular issues, as compared with present remedies.
Marijuana As Drugs? introduces readers to the lively compounds in marijuana. These embrace the principal ingredient in Marinol, a authorized treatment. The authors additionally talk about the prospects for creating different medicine derived from marijuana’s lively components.
Along with offering an up-to-date evaluate of the science behind the medical marijuana debate, Mack and Pleasure additionally reply widespread questions concerning the authorized standing of marijuana, explaining the battle between state and federal regulation relating to its medical use.
Meant primarily as an assist to sufferers and caregivers, this ebook objectively presents important info in order that it may be used to make accountable well being care selections. Marijuana As Drugs? will even be a helpful useful resource for policymakers, well being care suppliers, affected person counselors, medical school and students–in brief, anybody who needs to study extra about this necessary problem.