Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

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Explore the controversial subject of cannabis therapeutics for HIV/AIDS patients! Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS provides a scientific view of the benefits of marijuana in helping to increase appetite, ease the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and improve quality of life for patients. Dr. Ethan Russo, editor of the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, has assembled a collection of first-rate information from clinicians, researchers, and patients. Based on scientific research, this book offers insights into how using ...

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Overview

Explore the controversial subject of cannabis therapeutics for HIV/AIDS patients! Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS provides a scientific view of the benefits of marijuana in helping to increase appetite, ease the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and improve quality of life for patients. Dr. Ethan Russo, editor of the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, has assembled a collection of first-rate information from clinicians, researchers, and patients. Based on scientific research, this book offers insights into how using cannabis has helped patients deal with the symptoms of HIV/AIDS. This informative book contains: a broad medical overview of the pertinent topics of interest with respect toAIDS and its treatment an insider's view on the twenty-year history of the discovery of AIDS and its junction with cannabis and the medical marijuana political movement survey studies of clinical cannabis usage from different populations in California a state-of-the-art review of immunological issues in cannabis usage and pulmonary issues with smoked cannabis data on the method of cannabis vaporization information on standardized sublingual whole-cannabis extracts, rectal suppositories, and aerosol preparations

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Contributors in medicine, microbiology, and marijuana legalization advocacy report on the latest research into medical uses of marijuana in AIDs/HIV patients and alternative delivery methods. Specific topics include therapeutic cannabis as an antiemetic in persons with AIDS, differential effects of medical marijuana based on strain and route of administration, and prospects for new cannabis-based prescription medicines. Russo is a neurologist with Montana Neurobehavioral Specialists, professor in the Department of Medicine at the University of Washington, and adjunct professor of pharmacy at the University of Montana. This work is co-published simultaneously as , vol. 1, nos. 3/4, 2001. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Contents
  • Editorial Introduction: Cannabis, HIV/AIDS, Plus, a Modest Proposal
  • Therapeutic Cannabis (Marijuana) as an Antiemetic and Appetite Stimulant in Persons with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Medical Marijuana and the AIDS Crisis
  • Marijuana Use in HIV-Positive and AIDS Patients: Results of an Anonymous Mail Survey
  • Differential Effects of Medical Marijuana Based on Strain and Route of Administration: A Three-Year Observational Study
  • Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Effects on Infections, Immunity, and AIDS
  • Effects of Smoked Marijuana on the Lung and Its Immune Defense: Implications for Medicinal Use in HIV-Infected Patients
  • Cannabis and Cannabis Extracts: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts?
  • Harm Reduction Associated with Inhalation and Oral Administration of Cannabis and THC
  • Cannabis “Vaporization”: A Promising Strategy for Smoke Harm Reduction
  • Analgesic and Reinforcing Properties of D9-THC-Hemisuccinate in Adjuvant-Arthritic Rats
  • Prospects for New Cannabis-Based Prescription Medicines
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included
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