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As the legalization of cannabis becomes a reality, The Pot Book candidly offers facts and authoritative opinions in a society full of marijuana myths and stereotypes. Includes contributions and interviews with leading experts including Rick Doblin, Michael Pollan, Andrew Weil, and Tommy Chong.
Julie Holland, M.D., is a psychiatrist specializing in psychopharmacology and a clinical professor of psychiatry at NYU School of Medicine. An expert on street drugs and intoxication states, she was the attending psychiatrist in the Psych ER at Bellevue Hospital from 1996 to 2005. The editor of Ecstasy: The Complete Guide and the author of Weekends at Bellevue, she lives in the Hudson Valley.
Table of Contents
An Overview of Cannabis
Introduction to Part One
The Subjective Effects of Cannabis
The Botany of Cannabis
Cannabis Grow Revolution
The Endocannabinoid System
Anandamide and More
Cannabis Laws in the United States
On Ending Prohibition
Risks of Use and Harm Reduction
Introduction to Part Two
Medical Risks and Toxicology
Pulmonary Harm and Vaporizers
Cannabis and Cognition
Mental Health Risks Associated with Cannabis Use
How Real Is the Risk of Addiction?
Driving Under the Influence
Arrest Statistics and Racism
Getting Busted Is Not So Funny: An Interview with Tommy Chong
The Collateral Consequences of Cannabis Convictions
Harm Reduction Psychotherapy
The Clinical Use of Cannabis
Introduction to Part Three
The Clinical Applications of Medical Marijuana: An Interview with Andrew Weil, M.D.
Medical Marijuana Research: An Interview with Donald Abrams, M.D.
MAPS and the Federal Obstruction of Medical Marijuana Research
The Government's Pot Farm: An Interview with Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Ph.D.
Cannabinoids and Psychiatry
Cannabinoids and Neuroprotection
Cannabis and HIV/AIDS
Multiple Sclerosis and Spasticity
Introduction to Part Four
What to Tell the Children
Pot, Parenting, and Outing Myself
Cannabis: Stealth Goddess
Gardener's Rights, Forgetting, and Co-Evolution An Interview with Michael Pollan
Cannabis, Business, and Philanthropy: An Interview with Peter Lewis
Thots on Pot
Steps in the Right Direction
Introduction to Part Five
Patients Out of Time: An Interview with Al Byrne, L.CDR. (retired), Mary Lynn Mathre, R.N., C.A.R.N.
Prescribing Cannabis in California
Canadian Compassion Clubs
Dutch Drug Policy
A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Legalizing Marijuana
The Marijuana Policy Project
The ACLU and Cannabis Drug Policy: An Interview with Graham Boyd, J.D.
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