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Marihuana Reconsidered Paperback – March 30, 1994


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Product Details

  • Paperback: 496 pages
  • Publisher: Quick American Archives; 2nd edition (March 30, 1994)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0932551130
  • ISBN-13: 978-0932551139
  • Product Dimensions: 8.7 x 6 x 1.1 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.4 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (7 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,342,060 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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This new edition of Harvard Medical School professor Grinspoon's 1971 study of the medical, social and legal aspects of pot use features a new introduction by the author.

Copyright 1994 Cahners Business Information, Inc.


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Marihuana Reconsidered is without a doubt the most important and incendiary look at cannabis today.
bookofvirtuessocratess
For what it's worth, one interesting thing about this book is that the essay by Mr. X has been positively attributed to the luminant Carl Sagan by Grinspoon himself.
K Cycloid
Dr. H.H. Kane in 1881 found marijuana, in a study of one patient, could be used to overcome alcohol addiction.
LEON L CZIKOWSKY

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11 of 12 people found the following review helpful By K Cycloid on October 16, 1999
Format: Paperback
For what it's worth, one interesting thing about this book is that the essay by Mr. X has been positively attributed to the luminant Carl Sagan by Grinspoon himself. Sagan discusses his experiences with mj, and provides persuasive and convincing accounts of his experiences. Very interesting.
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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on February 20, 1998
Format: Paperback
Dr. Grinspoon examines - and thoroughly debunks - many of the common misconceptions about marijuana. The Chemistry and Pharmacology chapter is rather heavy going, but it can be ignored with little loss by non-pharmacologists. I thoght the book was quite well done and useful in understanding the role, past and present, of marijuana in society.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By bookofvirtuessocratess on September 16, 2010
Format: Paperback
Marihuana Reconsidered is without a doubt the most important and incendiary look at cannabis today. Although those not inclined to read should be directed to the 2009 documentary The Union (very well done, but not nearly so thorough as associate professor emeritus of harvard medical school)anyone willing to put in the effort will find themselves extremely well versed in the whole truth about cannabis. Lester Grinspoon is just about as credible an author can get. More people need to read this book. It doesn't matter if you want to use marijuana. This is an issue that may very well be decided in the next few years. In November Californians will be voting on Proposition 19 to legalize, regulate and tax cannabis for recreational use for adults over the age of 21. This would not nullify federal law, but since 97% of marijuana arrests are at the state level it is certainly a big deal. 14 states have legal medical cannabis. This is relevant to everyone looking for a thorough, credible and scientific account on the truth about the plant people have loved to smoke for thousands of years. Did they just not know any better? Most people know it has 4-5 times the tar of tobacco cigarettes. That sounds gross, but does it cause cancer? Emphysema? Kill brain cells? Lead to hard use? Dr. Lester Grinspoon uses his own studies and those funded by the US government (and then ignored) to prove decidedly that it does none of this and it is in fact the safest psychoactive substance known to man. Intrigued, but not ready to by the book? Check out some interviews where Grinspoon reveals what his research demonstrated. Even for those who hate the idea of marijuana, it should be difficult to ignore a man of Grinspoon's esteem telling the world that until he looked into the studies available he was brainwashed about cannabis like everyone else.

TLDR: He's the world's leading authority on Marijuana. If you want to learn about cannabis, then read Dr. Grinspoon!!!
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 13, 1997
Format: Paperback
Dr Grinspoon is one of the World's leading
authorities on medicinal uses of cannabis. He
makes a good case for the re-introduction of
cannabis to mitigate symptoms of many conditions.

Unfortunately, drugs must be thoroughly tested,
which costs millions. No pharmaceutical company
will fund testing of a herb you can grow on your
window sill for free :-(
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