Mitch Earleywine, Associate Professor of Clinical Science and Director of Clinical Training in Psychology, University of Southern California
""a well-balanced, up-to-date, non-specialist book that should appeal to a wide audience."—Nature"
""a valuable and instructive resource for anyone interested in cannabis and/or the reform of marijuana laws. The book achieves its objective of providing a balanced and definitive primer on the most widely used illicit substance in the United States...[and] convincingly debunks many widely held myths."—Jon Gettman, High Times"
""Earleywine ... has contributed a well-balanced, up-to-date, and scholarly overview of this controversial and illegal controlled substance ... and the scientific evidence of its biological, psychological, and societal impacts. ... Earleywine's highly readable book clears up some common marijuana myths and helps readers to better evaluate and understand the current cannabis debate. This volume will be a welcome addition to college and university libraries."—Choice"
1: Highlights in the History of Cannabis
2: Cannabis Use and Misuse
3: Stepping Stones, Gateways, and the Prevention of Drug Problems
4: Marijuana's Impact on Thought and Memory
5: Subjective Effects
6: Cannabis Pharmacology
7: Marijuana's Health Effects
8: Medical Marijuana
9: Social Problems
10: Law and Policy
11: Treatment for Marijuana Problems
12: Final Thoughts