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Title: Marijuana
Publisher: Farmington Hills, MI : Greenhaven Press, c2012
Characteristics: 219 p. :,ill. ;,23 cm
Statement of Responsibility: Noah Berlatsky, book editor
Contents: ch. 1. Is marijuana harmful? Marijuana is addictive and is linked to use of harder drugs / Rita Rubin
Marijuana is not a gateway drug / Bruce Mirken
Marijuana use is linked to lung cancer / Crystal Phend
Pot smoking not linked to lung cancer / Salynn Boyles
Marijuana interferes with sexual functioning / Anthony M.A. Smith, et al.
Marijuana's effects on sex vary with individuals / Michael Castleman
ch. 2. Are there medical benefits to using marijuana? Marijuana can help in the treatment of pain / Bill McCarberg
Marijuana use can increase pain / Medical News Today
Marijuana helps with autism / Marie Myung-Ok Lee
Marijuana is dangerous for autism sufferers / Ugo Uche
Marijuana can help with nausea during pregnancy / Amie Newman
Marijuana use during pregnancy may have adverse outcomes / Eran Kozer and Gideon Koren
It is possible to get the medical benefits of marijuana without the high / William Saletan
The high is part of the medical benefit of marijuana / Lanny Swerdlow
ch. 3. Should medical marijuana be legalized? The FDA's opposition to medical marijuana legalization is based on science / Drug-Free Action Alliance and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio
The FDA's opposition to medical marijuana legalization is based on politics / Sydney Spiesel
State medical marijuana laws undermine the rule of federal law / George F. Will
The federal government's attacks on medical marijuana result in abuse and injustice / Scott Morgan
ch. 4. Should recreational marijuana be legalized? Responsible adult personal use of marijuana should be legalized / NORML
Marijuana should not be legalized / Charles Stimson
Legalizing marijuana would save money and generate tax revenue / Jeffrey Miron
Legalizing marijuana in California would not generate substantial tax revenues / Robert A. Mikos
Legalizing marijuana will reduce drug violence in Mexico / Héctor Aguilar Camín and Jorge G. Castañeda
Legalizing marijuana in California will not have much effect on Mexican drug traffickers / Beau Kilmer, et al
Additional Contributors: Berlatsky, Noah
ISBN: 0737757345
Branch Call Number: 362.2950973 M335 2012
Bibliography: Includes bibliographical references and index
Subject Headings: Drug control United States Drug legalization United States Marijuana Therapeutic use Marijuana Physiological effect Marijuana abuse United States
Topical Term: Drug control
Drug legalization
Marijuana abuse
LCCN: 2011042809
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Provides many pro and con arguments about marijuna use, its role in medicine and legalization of the drug.

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