Marihuana Reconsidered

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Marihuana Reconsidered first published in 1971 and updated in 1977 was a Harvard University Press best seller much praised by reviewers. Noted psychiatrist Dr. Lester Grinspoon methodically reviews the scientific, medical, and popular literature on the effects of marihuana. Today, as the issue of legalizing marihuana for medical use is being reconsidered, this book continues to offer what has been widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive assessment of marihuana and its place ...
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Overview

Marihuana Reconsidered first published in 1971 and updated in 1977 was a Harvard University Press best seller much praised by reviewers. Noted psychiatrist Dr. Lester Grinspoon methodically reviews the scientific, medical, and popular literature on the effects of marihuana. Today, as the issue of legalizing marihuana for medical use is being reconsidered, this book continues to offer what has been widely acclaimed as the most comprehensive assessment of marihuana and its place in society.
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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. (Apr.)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780932551139
  • Publisher: Quick American
  • Publication date: 3/28/1994
  • Edition description: 2ND
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 496
  • Product dimensions: 5.96 (w) x 8.74 (h) x 1.09 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard M. Dorson is Associate Professor of History at Michigan State University. He is review editor of the Journal of American Folklore and author of Jonathan Draws the Long Bow, a collection of New England tales.

Samuel Eliot Morison was Professor of History at Harvard University. His books won two Pulitzer Prizes.

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Table of Contents

Introduction 1
1 The History of Marihuana in the United States 10
2 From Plant to Intoxicant 30
3 Chemistry and Pharmacology 42
4 The Acute Intoxication: Literary and Other Reports 55
5 The Acute Intoxication: Its Properties 117
6 Motivation of the User 173
7 Turning On 185
8 The Place of Cannabis in Medicine 218
9 Addiction, Dependence, and the "Stepping-Stone" Hypothesis 231
10 Psychoses, Adverse Reactions, and Personality Deterioration 253
11 Crime and Sexual Excess 291
12 The Campaign against Marihuana 323
13 The Question of Legalization 344
14 Marihuana: Six Years of Reconsideration 372
Abbreviations 403
Selected Bibliography 407
Notes 417
Index 463
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  • Anonymous

    Posted July 9, 2001

    Very informative

    A good book for anyone who is interested in learning about the real facts of marijuana.

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