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Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base Hardcover – Jun 6 2003


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  • Hardcover: 288 pages
  • Publisher: National Academy Press; 1 edition (June 6 2003)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0309071550
  • ISBN-13: 978-0309071550
  • Product Dimensions: 2.5 x 16.5 x 24.1 cm
  • Shipping Weight: 581 g
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: #2,322,220 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A. Benson, Jr., Editors; Institute of Medicine

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This book is the result of a $900,000 two year study of the known facts on marijuana, including a review of recent literature and interviews with patients. It was requested by "Drug Czar" McCaffrey after medical marijuana had become legal in California. No doubt McCaffrey was hoping the Institute of Medicine would come out against it. However, when finally released in March 1999, the Institute of Medicine report not only confirmed that marijuana has legitimate medical uses and is remarkably safe, it also demolished the myths that marijuana leads to harder drugs or that it causes "amotivational syndrome".
Did you know that 32% of all nicotine users develop a psychological dependency on their drug, as do 15% of all alcohol users versus only 9% of marijuana users? The book is full of useful facts like these.
If you want to get involved in the debate about what drug policy will serve us best you should read this book. Thank you, Mr McCaffrey :-)
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I ordered this book and tell ya what. It has the best information I've seen yet that indicates, through scientific research that THC helps stop or reduce pain...something the herb consumers have known for a long time. Interested in medicine such as Marinol for pain? Get this book, then give it to your doctor. THC Delta-9, is now schedule III, prescribable by doctors for "other than approved label use"....
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By A Customer on Jan. 14 2001
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A must have if you want to arm yourself with scientifically proven facts on this very controversially subject. I was so excited to find out what the Institute of Medicine had to say about cannabis, that I went out and told everyone I know. A true gem. Let's get this information out to everyone! And to all of those who helped put this book on the shelf, thank you! so much.
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You can read this book for free at the Institute of Medicines site. Do a title search at google.
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10 of 10 people found the following review helpful
A useful reference about the facts on marijuana Sept. 23 2000
By Joe Wein - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
This book is the result of a $900,000 two year study of the known facts on marijuana, including a review of recent literature and interviews with patients. It was requested by "Drug Czar" McCaffrey after medical marijuana had become legal in California. No doubt McCaffrey was hoping the Institute of Medicine would come out against it. However, when finally released in March 1999, the Institute of Medicine report not only confirmed that marijuana has legitimate medical uses and is remarkably safe, it also demolished the myths that marijuana leads to harder drugs or that it causes "amotivational syndrome".
Did you know that 32% of all nicotine users develop a psychological dependency on their drug, as do 15% of all alcohol users versus only 9% of marijuana users? The book is full of useful facts like these.
If you want to get involved in the debate about what drug policy will serve us best you should read this book. Thank you, Mr McCaffrey :-)
8 of 8 people found the following review helpful
I'd give it more stars! Jan. 14 2001
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
A must have if you want to arm yourself with scientifically proven facts on this very controversially subject. I was so excited to find out what the Institute of Medicine had to say about cannabis, that I went out and told everyone I know. A true gem. Let's get this information out to everyone! And to all of those who helped put this book on the shelf, thank you! so much.
5 of 5 people found the following review helpful
National Institute of Sciences-Institute of Medicine Review- Jan. 12 2000
By Scott D. s13000703268@hotmail.com - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
I ordered this book and tell ya what. It has the best information I've seen yet that indicates, through scientific research that THC helps stop or reduce pain...something the herb consumers have known for a long time. Interested in medicine such as Marinol for pain? Get this book, then give it to your doctor. THC Delta-9, is now schedule III, prescribable by doctors for "other than approved label use"....
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By Patrick L. Boyle - Published on Amazon.com
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I have arthritis. No that's not true. I have four kinds of arthritis. I have a Vicodin prescription for the pain. I was worried that I was taking more and more Vicodin. So I tried medical marijuana.

I used to teach statistics and research design. I had read a lot of studies on the Internet but I wanted a central authoritative source. This is that source.

This is a reference work. It's not for casual reading but it does address most of thee major issues in a way that is reassuring. For what it is, it's very good.
5 of 6 people found the following review helpful
You can read this book for free at the Institutes site. June 14 2003
By A Customer - Published on Amazon.com
Format: Hardcover
You can read this book for free at the Institute of Medicines site. Do a title search at google.


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