Author: Kevin P Hill
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1616495707
Format: PDF
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The leading clinical expert on marijuana sifts through the myths about the drug to deliver an unbiased, comprehensive guide backed by scientific facts to give you the information you need to make informed decisions about marijuana. Marijuana--or weed, pot, grass, MJ, Mary Jane, reefer, cannabis, or hemp among dozens of other names--has a long, colorful history dating back more than 2,000 years as the one of the most sought-after mood-altering substances in the world. Societal opinion about the drug has dramatically swayed over the years, from viewing it as a grave danger to society in the 1930s film Reefer Madness, to a harmless recreational high in the ’60s, to an addictive substance and gateway to such “hard” drugs as heroin today. The myths and misinformation about marijuana have only multiplied over the years as the controversy over legalization and medical marijuana grows.A nationally recognized clinical expert and leading researcher on marijuana, Kevin P. Hill provides a comprehensive guide to understanding the drug in Marijuana: Cutting through the Myths about the World’s Most Popular Weed. Through research-based historical, scientific, and medical information, Hill will help you sort through what you hear on the streets and in the media and cut straight to the facts. Whether you’re a parent concerned about your child’s use, someone with an illness considering medical marijuana as a treatment option, a user who has questions about its effect on your health, or if you’re just trying to make up your mind about legalization, this book will give you the most current and unbiased information you need to make informed decisions about marijuana.

Marijuana and Mental Health

Author: Michael T. Compton
Publisher: American Psychiatric Pub
ISBN: 161537065X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Even while many states have passed legislation pertaining to "medical marijuana" and others have decriminalized or even legalized recreational use, a debate continues within society as to whether marijuana is simply a harmless substance that should be fully legalized, a possibly beneficial treatment for patients with certain illnesses, or a drug with the potential to worsen addiction and cause mental health problems. The controversy persists in the medical community as well, where accumulating evidence implicates marijuana use, especially in adolescence, as a risk factor for poor educational achievement and substance use disorders, as well as schizophrenia and related psychotic disorders -- all of which complicates the heated discourse on legalization. Although other books have explored the medical marijuana and the neuroscience behind marijuana, no single source of comprehensive information on marijuana and mental health in modern American society has existed to date. Balanced, focused, and highly readable, Marijuana and Mental Health fills this void. It provides an academic foundation for further study while also informing clinical mental health practice as well as policy decisions by articulating the connection between marijuana and mental health, particularly in the United States. Chapters offer a concise compilation of research in this area, discussing topics such as: The effects of marijuana on the brain and mind Marijuana-related legislation Medical marijuana Comorbidities between marijuana misuse and mood and anxiety disorders The complex link between marijuana use and psychotic disorders Synthetic cannabinoids Treatment and prevention of marijuana misuse Relatable clinical vignettes that contextualize these issues and illustrate the clinical applicability of the content, as well as key chapter points that emphasize major takeaways, make Marijuana and Mental Health the authoritative reference for clinical and research psychiatrists, psychiatric residents and fellows, clinical psychologists, and psychiatric nurses.

Legalizing Marijuana

Author: Margaret J. Goldstein
Publisher: Twenty-First Century Books
ISBN: 1512420794
Format: PDF, Kindle
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With the increase in states legalizing marijuana, understanding the debate about marijuana is more important than ever. Learn about the movement to legalize, the arguments on each side, and what it means for patients, state economies, and legal systems. Examine issues including the history of the movement toward legalization in the United States, efforts toward legalization around the globe, the risks/benefits of marijuana use, how it works in the body, safety regulations, economic impact of legalization, problems surrounding patchwork legalization across the nation, and the dark side of marijuana: addiction.


Author: Burkhard Madea
Publisher: Deutscher Ärzteverlag
ISBN: 9783769104370
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Iscontour 2017

Author: Roman Egger
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3744858839
Format: PDF
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Proceedings of the ISCONTOUR The aim of the International Student Conference in Tourism Research (ISCONTOUR) is thus to offer students a unique platform to present their research and to establish a mutual knowledge transfer forum for attendees from academia, industry, government and other organisations. The annual conference, which is jointly organized by the IMC University of Applied Sciences Krems and the Salzburg University of Applied Sciences, will take place alternatively at the locations Salzburg and Krems. The conference research chairs are Prof. (FH) Dr. Roman Egger (Salzburg University of Applied Sciences) and Prof. (FH) Mag. Christian Maurer (University of Applied Sciences Krems). The target audience include international students (also PhDs), graduates, teachers and lecturers from the field of tourism and leisure management as well as companies and anyone interested in the conference topic areas.

Mr Smiley

Author: Howard Marks
Publisher: Heyne Verlag
ISBN: 3641185432
Format: PDF, ePub
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Die Fortsetzung des Millionenbestsellers »Mr Nice« Howard Marks war der berühmteste Drogenschmuggler seiner Zeit und gleichzeitig Held einer ganzen Generation. Nach seiner Freilassung aus einem der härtesten amerikanischen Gefängnisse schrieb er den Millionen-Bestseller »Mr Nice«. Was kaum einer wusste: Neben seiner Rolle als Bestsellerautor geriet er Mitte der Neunziger in den Strudel der Ecstasyund Clubkultur. Und hatte es plötzlich wieder mit Verbrecherbossen und Gangstern zu tun. »Mr Smiley« nimmt den Leser mit auf eine unglaubliche Reise durch die Drogen-, Clubbing- und Verbrecherszene der Neunziger.