Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base by Institute of Medicine, Jr. John A. Benson, Jr. Stanley J.

By Institute of Medicine, Jr. John A. Benson, Jr. Stanley J. Watson, Janet E. Joy

The clinical use of marijuana is surrounded by way of a cloud of social, political, and non secular controversy, which obscures the evidence that are meant to be thought of within the debate. This e-book summarizes what we all know approximately marijuana from evidence-based drugs - the damage it could do and the comfort it will possibly deliver to sufferers. The ebook is helping the reader comprehend not just what technology has to claim approximately clinical marijuana but additionally the good judgment at the back of the clinical conclusions. ''Marijuana and Medicine'' addresses the technological know-how base and the healing results of marijuana use for health conditions akin to glaucoma and a number of sclerosis. It covers marijuana's mechanism of motion, acute and protracted results on health and wellbeing and behaviour, power opposed results, efficacy of other supply platforms, research of the knowledge approximately marijuana as a gateway drug, and the customers for constructing cannabinoid medications. The ebook evaluates how good marijuana meets authorised criteria for drugs and considers the conclusions of alternative blue-ribbon panels. packed with worthy proof, this quantity could be very important to somebody drawn to educated debate concerning the clinical use of marijuana: advocates and rivals in addition to policymakers, regulators, and well-being care services

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5. Eisenberg DM, Davis RB, Ettner SL, Appel S, Wilkey S, Van Rompay M, Kessler RC. 1998. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990–1997: Results of a follow-up national survey. Journal of the American Medical Association 280:1569–1575. 6. Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, Norlock FE, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL. 1993. Unconventional medicine in the United States: Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. New England Journal of Medicine 328:246–252. INTRODUCTION 31 7. Grifo F, Newman D, Fairfield A, Bhattacharya B, Grupenhoff JT.

1998. Trends in alternative medicine use in the United States, 1990–1997: Results of a follow-up national survey. Journal of the American Medical Association 280:1569–1575. 6. Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, Norlock FE, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL. 1993. Unconventional medicine in the United States: Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. New England Journal of Medicine 328:246–252. INTRODUCTION 31 7. Grifo F, Newman D, Fairfield A, Bhattacharya B, Grupenhoff JT. 1997. The origins of prescription drugs.

6. Eisenberg DM, Kessler RC, Foster C, Norlock FE, Calkins DR, Delbanco TL. 1993. Unconventional medicine in the United States: Prevalence, costs, and patterns of use. New England Journal of Medicine 328:246–252. INTRODUCTION 31 7. Grifo F, Newman D, Fairfield A, Bhattacharya B, Grupenhoff JT. 1997. The origins of prescription drugs. In: Grifo F, Rosenthal J, Editors. Biodiversity and Human Health. Washington, DC: Island Press. Pp. 131–163. 8. Herstek J. 1998. Behavioral Health Issue Briefs. Medical Marijuana.

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