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Handbook of Cannabis

Roger Pertwee


This book provides a multifaceted account of cannabis, a plant that is used widely both recreationally and as a medicine, as it has been over many centuries. Thus, it presents a brief account of the pharmacological history of cannabis and describes the cultivation and genotypic variability of this plant, the national and international regulation of cannabis and its many “cannabinoid” constituents, and the chemical structures and known pharmacological properties of some of these constituents, as well as their pharmacokinetics, metabolism, and forensic detection. In addition, it considers the be ... More

Keywords: cannabis, cannabinoids, genotypes, phytocannabinoids, tetrahydrocannabinol, cannabidiol, cannabis-based medicines, coffee shops, medical marijuana, designer drugs

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Print publication date: 2014 Print ISBN-13: 9780199662685
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2015 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199662685.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Roger Pertwee, editor
School of Medical Sciences, Institute of Medical Sciences, University of Aberdeen, UK

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Chapter 1 Constituents of Cannabis Sativa

Mahmoud ElSohly and Waseem Gul

Chapter 10 Effects of Phytocannabinoids on Anxiety, Mood, and the Endocrine System

Sachin Patel, Matthew N. Hill, and Cecilia J. Hillard

Chapter 13 Reproduction and Cannabinoids: Ups and Downs, Ins and Outs

Jordyn M. Stuart, Emma Leishman, and Heather B. Bradshaw

Chapter 14 Phytocannabinoids and the Immune System

Guy A. Cabral, Erinn S. Raborn, and Gabriela A. Ferreira

Chapter 17 Self-Medication with Cannabis

Arno Hazekamp and George Pappas

Chapter 23 Effect of Phytocannabinoids on Nausea and Vomiting

Erin M. Rock, Martin A. Sticht, and Linda A. Parker

Chapter 25 Pain

Barbara Costa and Francesca Comelli

Chapter 26 Cannabis and Multiple Sclerosis

Gareth Pryce and David Baker

Chapter 27 Neurodegenerative Disorders Other Than Multiple Sclerosis

Javier Fernández-Ruiz, Eva de Lago, María Gómez-Ruiz, Concepción García, Onintza Sagredo, and Moisés García-Arencibia

Chapter 29 Phytocannabinoids as Novel Therapeutic Agents for Sleep Disorders

Eric Murillo-Rodríguez, Lisa Aguilar-Turton, Stephanie Mijangos-Moreno, Andrea Sarro-Ramírez, and Óscar Arias-Carrión

Chapter 30 Cannabis and Epilepsy

Claire M. Williams, Nicholas A. Jones, and Benjamin J. Whalley

Chapter 32 Phytocannabinoids and Skin Disorders

Sergio Oddi and Mauro Maccarrone

Chapter 35 Cancer

Guillermo Velasco, Cristina Sánchez, and Manuel Guzmán

Chapter 37 Recreational Cannabis: The Risk of Schizophrenia

Paul D. Morrison, Sagnik Bhattacharyya, and Robin M. Murray

Chapter 39 Harm Reduction Policies for Cannabis

Wayne Hall and Louisa Degenhardt

Chapter 40 Cannabinoid Designer Drugs: Effects and Forensics

Brian F. Thomas, Jenny L. Wiley, Gerald T. Pollard, and Megan Grabenauer

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