Cannabis in Medical Practice: A Legal, Historical and Pharmacological Overview of the Therapeutic Use of Marijuana

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Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N.
McFarland, Jul 1, 1997 - Health & Fitness - 247 pages
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Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug's therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug's benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.
 

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Contents

People Behind the Pain
13
Legal Issues Related to the Medical Use of Marijuana
20
Medicinal Characteristics of Cannabis
33
Pharmacology and Toxicity of Cannabis
56
Indications for Therapeutic Use of Cannabis
67
AIDS and the Wasting Syndrome
84
A Patients View
94
The Use of Certain Cannabis Derivatives
103
Dosage and Administration of Cannabis
142
Cannabis and Pregnancy
159
Risk of Dependence and Addiction
171
Nutritional Value of Hemp Seed and Hemp Seed
181
Economic and Environmental Potential of Cannabis
192
APPENDICES
213
Position Paper Access to Therapeutic Cannabis
219
INDEX
233

Seizure Disorders
125
Cannabidiol as an Anxiolytic and Antipsychotic
133

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Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N., M.S.N., is an addictions specialist and is the Executive Director of the Pantops Clinic in Charlottesville, Virginia.

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