In this work, the author explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. He provides an objective and up-to-date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictions about how attitudes to cannabis may change in the future.
|Print publication date: 2007||Print ISBN-13: 9780195328240|
|Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2010||DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195328240.001.0001|