The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience

The Medicalization of Marijuana: Legitimacy, Stigma, and the Patient Experience

by Michelle Newhart, William Dolphin


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781138320888
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Publication date: 08/24/2018
Pages: 302
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

The authors are a husband-and-wife team with more than thirty-five years collective experience writing on cannabis and drug policy topics, including contributions to more than two dozen books.

Michelle Newhart, Ph.D., teaches Sociology and works as an instructional designer at Mt. San Antonio College. Previously, she has taught at University of Colorado, Boulder. She is the co-author of Understanding Research Methods (10th ed.) from Routledge.

William Dolphin has taught English and Composition at San Francisco State University, Rhodes College, Azusa Pacific University, and the University of California, Berkeley. He currently teaches in the College of Arts and Sciences and the Graduate School of Education at University of Redlands.

Table of Contents


Marijuana, Cannabis, and Hemp: A Note on Terms

Introduction: A Tale of Two Patients

Chapter 1: The Social Construction of Cannabis Use

Chapter 2: The Landscape of Cannabis Policy

Chapter 3: Becoming a Patient

Chapter 4: Cannabis and the Doctor–Patient Interaction

Chapter 5: Medical Cannabis Use in Everyday Life

Chapter 6: Changing the Set: Creating Medical Routines of Cannabis Use

Chapter 7: The Power of Place: Changes to Setting

Chapter 8: Stereotypes, Stigma, and Mitigating Risk

Chapter 9: Strategies for Managing and Changing Cannabis Stigma

Chapter 10: Beyond Medicalization: Healthism and Pharmaceuticalization

Conclusion: Medicalization and the Future of Cannabis Medicine

Appendix A: Research Methods

Appendix B: Annotated Index of Patients by Pseudonym


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