Marijuana: A Reference Handbook, 1st Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 1610691504
  • ISBN-13: 9781610691505
  • DDC: 615.7
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 332 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2013 | Published/Released December 2013
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2013

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Marijuana: A Reference Handbook examines the production, consumption, and regulation of the Cannabis plant; the plant's commercial, recreational, medicinal, and religious applications; and the various attempts to regulate the production and consumption of marijuana in the United States and other parts of the world. Additionally, it provides a detailed history of the role of marijuana in society, an even-handed presentation of the arguments for and against its legalization or decriminalization, and a comprehensive list of print and electronic resources that can be used for further research on the topic.

As contention over the use of marijuana for recreational and medical purposes continues to be at the forefront of public policy debates and more U.S. states consider ballots to allow the production and consumption of marijuana under various conditions, this book will provide students and general readers with invaluable context to understand the underlying issues associated with recent efforts to change marijuana's legal status.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Other Frontmatter.
Other Frontmatter.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
1: Background and History.
2: Problems, Controversies, and Solutions.
3: Perspectives.
4: Medical Marijuana: A Perspective.
5: The Waiting Game.
6: Common Sense and Marijuana Policy.
7: A Case for Marijuana Legalization.
8: An Effective Public Health Approach to Reduce Marijuana Use.
9: Marijuana Is Not Safe and Is Not Medicine.
10: Is Marijuana Medicine? The Answer Is Yes, No, and Maybe.
11: Profiles.
12: Data and Documents.
13: Resources.
14: Chronology.
About the Author.