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The Science of Marijuana

Leslie Iversen


Marijuana (cannabis) is the most widely used recreational drug after nicotine and alcohol. This book reviews the rapidly growing body of scientific evidence on cannabis—how it works, the role of endogenous cannabinoids in the brain and body, and the opportunities for new medicines based on such knowledge. The regulation of cannabis use varies considerably throughout the world. This book reviews the rapid changes that have occurred in liberalizing the medical use of cannabis, and in some instances the full legalization of cannabis use, with an emphasis on events in the United States and Canada. ... More

Keywords: marijuana, cannabis, endocannabinoids, cannabinoid receptors, medical use, cannabis laws

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2019 Print ISBN-13: 9780190846848
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: November 2018 DOI:10.1093/oso/9780190846848.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Leslie Iversen, author
Visiting Professor, Oxford University