Cannabis In Medical Practice

Autor: Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 0786483903
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Because marijuana is a Schedule I drug under the Controlled Substances Act, the therapeutic benefits of cannabis are no longer mentioned in the formal education of health care professionals. Doctors who do learn of the drug's therapeutic value are often intimidated by its illegal status. Thus millions of patients afflicted with such illnesses as glaucoma, AIDS, cancer, multiple sclerosis, spinal cord injuries, seizure disorders and chronic pain are denied access to information about the drug's benefits and, in many cases, suffer needlessly. Straightforward and nonpoliticized information on the therapeutic uses of cannabis is provided here by medical, legal and scientific professionals. Legal issues, a worldwide history of therapeutic cannabis and a discussion of its pharmacology are covered. Specific medical uses are then examined, including its application for sufferers of cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, and seizure disorders, and its potential use in psychiatry. Dosages and administration of cannabis are explored, along with considerations on the use of the drug during pregnancy and the risks of addiction and dependency.

Policy And Politics In Nursing And Healthcare Revised Reprint

Autor: Diana J. Mason
Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences
ISBN: 0323242413
File Size: 35,13 MB
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Featuring analysis of healthcare issues and first-person stories, Policy & Politics in Nursing and Health Carehelps you develop skills in influencing policy in today's changing health care environment. 145 expert contributors present a wide range of topics in policies and politics, providing a more complete background than can be found in any other policy textbook on the market. Discussions include the latest updates on conflict management, health economics, lobbying, the use of media, and working with communities for change. The revised reprint includes a new appendix with coverage of the new Affordable Care Act. With these insights and strategies, you'll be prepared to play a leadership role in the four spheres in which nurses are politically active: the workplace, government, professional organizations, and the community. Up-to-date coverage on the Affordable Care Act in an Appendix new to the revised reprint.Comprehensive coverage of healthcare policies and politics provides a broader understanding of nursing leadership and political activism, as well as complex business and financial issues.Expert authors make up a virtual Nursing Who's Who in healthcare policy, sharing information and personal perspectives gained in the crafting of healthcare policy.Taking Action essays include personal accounts of how nurses have participated in politics and what they have accomplished.Winner of several American Journal of Nursing "Book of the Year" awards! A new Appendix on the Affordable Care Act, its implementation as of mid-2013, and the implications for nursing, is included in the revised reprint.18 new chapters ensure that you have the most up-to-date information on policy and politics.The latest information and perspectives are provided by nursing leaders who influenced health care reform with thePatient Protection and Affordable Care Act of 2010.

Cannabis Extracts In Medicine

Autor: Jeffrey Dach, M.D.
Publisher: McFarland
ISBN: 147662111X
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As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.

Cannabis Philosophy For Everyone

Autor: Dale Jacquette
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781444341393
File Size: 47,95 MB
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The debate on the status and legality of cannabis continues to gain momentum. Here, personal anecdotes combined with academic and scientific reports combine to sharpen some of the fascinating philosophical issues associated with cannabis use. A frank, professionally informed and playful discussion of cannabis usage in relation to philosophical inquiry Considers the meaning of a ‘high’, the morality of smoking marijuana for pleasure, the slippery slope to more dangerous drugs, and the human drive to alter our consciousness Not only incorporates contributions from philosophers, psychologists, sociologists or legal, pharmacological, and medical experts, but also non-academics associated with the cultivation, distribution, and sale of cannabis Brings together an international team of writers from the United States, Canada, UK, Finland, Switzerland, South Africa, and New Zealand

Marijuana Medical Handbook

Autor: Dale Gieringer
Publisher: Quick Trading Company
ISBN: 0932551475
File Size: 40,60 MB
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An estimated 40 million Americans have medical symptoms that marijuana can relieve. Marijuana Medical Handbook is a one-stop resource that gives candid, objective advice on using marijuana for healing, understanding its effects on the body, safe administration, targeting illnesses, side effects, and the various delivery methods from edibles and tinctures to smokeless vaporizer pipes. The book also details supply issues, cultivation solutions (in a chapter by renowned expert Ed Rosenthal), and legal consequences. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates the most up-to-date information on the ever-changing politics of marijuana, the plant's usage, and medical research on it.

A Cannabis Reader

Autor: Sharon Rödner Sznitman
Publisher: European Communities
File Size: 18,18 MB
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Want the straight dope on marijuana? This publication addresses one basic question: how can I find quality information on cannabis, amid all the bias and opinion? This monograph is divided into two volumes. This first volume centers on political, legislative, commercial and social developments relating to cannabis. Its core audience thus comprises policymakers, sociologists, historians, journalists and those involved in enforcement. The second volume is targeted at drugs professionals working in the fields of treatment, prevention and healthcare.


Autor: William Dudley
Publisher: Greenhaven Pr
File Size: 29,49 MB
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Reports of increased marijuana use by young people, along with efforts to legalize the drug, have led to intense debate.

The Medicinal Uses Of Cannabis And Cannabinoids

Autor: Geoffrey William Guy
ISBN: 9780853695172
File Size: 74,46 MB
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Describes current research findings relating to the medicinal use of cannabis and cannabinoids. Topics covered include the pharmacology, formulation, safety and efficacy of cannabis as a therapeutic agent; growth and breeding of cannabis as a medicine; cannabis in neuropathic-pain treatment and multiple sclerosis; clinical studies and the development of cannabis-based medicine; and forensic and international control of cannabis.

Is Marijuana The Right Medicine For You

Autor: Bill Zimmerman
Publisher: Keats Publishing
ISBN: 9780879839062
File Size: 17,11 MB
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Details marijuana's uses for a wide range of illnesses, including cancer, AIDS, glaucoma, multiple sclerosis, epilepsy, migraines, and arthritis.

Women And Cannabis

Autor: Ethan Russo
Publisher: Haworth PressInc
File Size: 14,62 MB
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Not only has medical research been historically remiss in addressing both women's issues and possible therapeutic benefits of cannabis, many of the conditions popularly treated with the herb are gender specific and female predominant. Among them are dysmenorrhea, migraine, fibromyalgia, and a variety of autoimmune disorders such as rheumatoid arthr