eBook Marijuana: Examining the Facts, 1st Edition

  • Karen T. Van Gundy
  • Michael S. Staunton
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  • ISBN-10: 1440836736
  • ISBN-13: 9781440836732
  • DDC: 362.29
  • Grade Level Range: 9th Grade - College Senior
  • 284 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2017 | Published/Released January 2018
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2017
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Overview

Drawing on scientific evidence from medicine, psychology, criminology, and sociology, this book explores the veracity of claims about marijuana use and misuse.

Table of Contents

Front Cover.
Half Title Page.
Recent Titles in Contemporary Debates.
Title Page.
Copyright Page.
Contents.
How to Use This Book.
Introduction.
Patterns and Trends.
1: Is Marijuana Use or Misuse More Widespread Than Ever Before?.
2: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Vary by Race or Ethnicity?.
3: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Vary by Population Density?.
4: Does Marijuana Use or Misue Vary by Family Income Level?.
5: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Vary by Employment Status?.
6: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Vary by Education Level?.
7: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Vary by Marital Status?.
Risks and Benefits.
8: Is Accurate Information About The Risks and Benefits of Marijuana Widely Available?.
9: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Increase Risk for Physical Health Problems?.
10: Does Marijuana Pose More of A Health Risk Than Tobacco or Alcohol?.
11: Does Marijuana Pose Less of A Health Risk Than Other Illicit Drugs?.
12: Is Marijuana Safe and Effective For Treating Medical Disorders?.
13: Are all Medical Uses for Marijuana Substantiated by Research?.
14: Does Marijuana Cause Cancer?.
15: IS Marijuana Addictive?.
Policy Considerations.
16: Was Marijuana Criminalized to Protect Public Health and Safety?.
17: Do Most Americans Support the Criminalization of Marijuana?.
18: Is Marijuana Use A “Gateway” to Other Illicit Drug Use or Misuse?.
19: Does Marijuana Use or Misuse Increase Criminal Behavior?.
20: Is Driving Under the Influence of Marijuana Safe?.
21: Are Marijuana Infractions Fairly Punished?.
22: Is Treatment for Marijuana Misuse Needed?.
23: Is Treatment for Marijuana Misuse Effective?.
24: Is Marijuana Prohibition Effective?.
Index.
About the Authors.