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The Science of Marijuana [Paperback]

Leslie L. Iversen
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December 7, 2007 0195328248 978-0195328240 2
After alcohol and nicotine, marijuana is the most commonly used "recreational" drug in Western countries, though official positions among different countries vary widely. A debate about the medical applications of marijuana and other cannabis-based preparations has been brewing for years, and pressure to legalise such use continues to increase. In The Science of Marijuana Iversen explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. Iversen provides an objective and up-to-date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictions about how attitudes to cannabis may change in the future.

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"I highly recommend this very informative and enjoyable read to anyone who has an interest in the benefits and potential hazards of medicinal and/or recreational use of marijuana."--Doody's


About the Author

Leslie Iversen is a Professor of Pharmacology at the University of Oxford.

Product Details

  • Paperback: 296 pages
  • Publisher: Oxford University Press; 2 edition (December 7, 2007)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0195328248
  • ISBN-13: 978-0195328240
  • Product Dimensions: 8.3 x 5.9 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 13.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #901,192 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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5.0 out of 5 stars One of the best November 14, 2010
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I have about 10 marijuana books in my library dealing with the science and chemistry of the healing plant. This one, by far is the best. Very descriptive and in depth. I definately recommend it to anyone who is curious about the healing aspects of it and the biochemical side to it. Easy to read for those not familiar with chemistry.
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3.0 out of 5 stars Good but PDF not kindle with adjustable text size May 15, 2014
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Great book but I wish I had know it was a PDF and not fully Kindle comparable. Will not display on either of my earlier kindles. If I'd know I would have ordered the paper back.
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