The Pot Book: Table of Contents

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Foreword by Lester Grinspoon, M.D

Introduction

Part One: An Overview of Cannabis

Introduction to Part One

1. The Subjective Effects of Cannabis by Carl L. Hart, Ph.D., and Matthew G. Kirkpatrick

2. Early/Ancient History by Chris Bennett

3. Recent History by David Malmo-Levine

4. The Botany of Cannabis by Lyle E. Craker, Ph.D., and Zoe Gardner

5. Cannabis Grow Revolution by Danny Danko

6. The Endocannabinoid System by Gregory L. Gerdeman, Ph.D., and Jason B. Schechter, Ph.D.

7. Anandamide and More by Raphael Mechoulam, Ph.D., and Lumir Hanus

8. Cannabis Laws in the United States by Allen St. Pierre

9. On Ending Prohibition by Ethan Nadelmann, J.D., Ph.D.


Part Two: Risks of Use and Harm Reduction

Introduction to Part Two

10. Medical Risks and Toxicology by William Holubek, M.D.

11. Pulmonary Harm and Vaporizers by Mitch Earleywine, Ph.D.

12. Cognitive Impairment from Chronic Use by Caroline B. Marvin and Carl L. Hart, Ph.D.

13. Mental Health Risks Associated with Cannabis Use by Cheryl Corcoran, M.D.

14. How Real Is the Risk of Addiction? by Ryan Vandrey, Ph.D. and Margaret Haney, Ph.D.

15. Driving Under the Influence by Paul Armentano

16. Arrest Statistics and Racism by Harry G. Levine, Ph.D.

17. Getting Busted Is Not So Funny: An Interview with Tommy Chong by Julie Holland, M.D.

18. The Collateral Consequences of Cannabis Convictions by Richard Glen Boire, J.D.

19. Harm Reduction Psychotherapy by Andrew Tatarsky, Ph.D.


Part Three: The Clinical Use of Cannabis

Introduction to Part Three

20. The Clinical Applications of Medical Marijuana: An Interview with Andrew Weil, M.D. by Julie Holland, M.D.

21. Medical Marijuana Research: An Interview with Donald Abrams, M.D. by Julie Holland, M.D.

22. MAPS and the Federal Obstruction of Medical Marijuana Research by Rick Doblin, Ph.D.

23. The Government's Pot Farm: An Interview with Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D. by Julie Holland, M.D.

24. Cannabinoids and Psychiatry by Julie Holland, M.D.

25. Cannabinoids and Neuroprotection by Sunil K. Aggarwal, M.D., Ph.D., and Gregory T. Carter, M.D.

26. Cannabis and HIV/AIDS by Mark A. Ware, M.D., and Lynne Belle-Isle

27. Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity by Denis J. Petro, M.D.

28. Pain Management by Mark S. Wallace, M.D., and Ben Platt, M.D.

29. Sativex by William Notcutt, M.D.


Part Four: Cannabis Culture

Introduction to Part Four

30. What to Tell the Children by Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D.

31. Pot, Parenting, and Outing Myself by Neal Pollack

32. Cannabis: Stealth Goddess by Doug Rushkoff

33. Gardener's Rights, Forgetting, and Co-Evolution: An Interview with Michael Pollan by Julie Holland, M.D.

34. Cannabis, Business, and Philanthropy: An Interview with Peter Lewis by Julie Holland, M.D.

35. Thots on Pot by Jeremy Wolff


Part Five: Steps in the Right Direction

Introduction to Part Five

36. Patients Out of Time: An Interview with Al Byrne, L.CDR. (retired) and Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N., C.A.R.N. by Julie Holland, M.D.

37. Prescribing Cannabis in California by Jeffrey Hergenrather, M.D.

38. Canadian Compassion Clubs by N. Rielle Capler, M.H.A.

39. Dutch Drug Policy by Mario Lap

40. A Cost Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Marijuana by Jeffrey Miron, Ph.D.

41. The Marijuana Policy Project by Bruce Mirken

42. The ACLU and Cannabis Drug Policy, An Interview with Graham Boyd, J.D.

Resources Section

References

Contributors

Index

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