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Medical marijuana
Hillstrom, Kevin, 1963- , author.
Publication Information:
Farmington Hills, Michigan. : Lucent Books, an imprint of Gale Cengage Learning, [2014]

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104 pages : color illustrations, maps ; 24 cm.
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The debate over medical marijuana -- The history of medical marijuana -- How medical marijuana works -- The benefits of legalizing medical marijuana -- The drawbacks of legalizing medical marijuana -- Medical marijuana in the twenty-first century.
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RM666.C266 H55 2014 Adult Non-Fiction Non-Fiction Area

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It has been widely documented that the use of marijuana has been used to help with seizures, pain, and nausea from several diseases. The FDA is yet to recognize the marijuana plant as medicine simply because not enough clinical trials support it as a finding. However, according to the National Institute of Health, two FDA-approved medications that contain cannabinoid chemicals are available in pill form. This relevant volume examines how various forms of marijuana have been used throughout history to treat illnesses, how marijuana works to heal various ailments in the present day, and dissects the pros and cons of legalizing marijuana for medicinal purposes.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. 4
Introduction: The Debate over Medical Marijuanap. 6
Chapter 1 The History of Medical Marijuanap. 8
Chapter 2 How Medical Marijuana Worksp. 28
Chapter 3 The Benefits of Legalizing Medical Marijuanap. 43
Chapter 4 The Drawbacks of Legalizing Medical Marijuanap. 58
Chapter 5 Medical Marijuana in the Twenty-First Centuryp. 73
Notesp. 85
Discussion Questionsp. 91
Organizations to Contactp. 93
For More Informationp. 95
Indexp. 97
Picture Creditsp. 103
About the Authorp. 104