Cannabis From Pariah to Prescription
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- Review by Midevil, 2005 Sep 23
Cannabis is a very thorough text describing research on cannabis extracts as part of modern prescription medicine. The clinical trials involved are meticulously outlined for the reader. The material highlights how much work and analysis goes into complex pharmaceutical testing. Along with the research, Russo has included some aspects of marijuana history. There are a couple . . . (more)
BACK COVER #Cannabis: From Pariah to Prescription reviews the latest research from recent clinical trials with cannabis and cannabinoids--outlining their place and future as prescription medicines. This book addresses the "road back" for cannabis medicines and society's reacceptance of cannabis as a prescription product. This book offers physicians, patients, scientists, and students a primer on this developing branch of pharmacology and therapeutics and is ideal for use in courses for medicine, psychopharmacology, alternative medicine, health policy, and pharmacology.
BLURBS #"Educational and Provocative. . . . Extremely Timely. A compendium of clinical studies conducted by GW Pharmaceuticals using their cannabis-based medical extracts (CBME). Dr. Russo's introduction reviews the potential therapeutic benefits of cannabis for a variety of maladies. This chapter will be particularly interesting to readers wishing to understand the possible reasons for the differences between herbal cannabis and pharmaceutically prepared delta-9-THC. It also presents the fascinating history of the development of CBME."
-- Ken Mackie, MD, Professor of Anesthesiology, Adjunct Professor of Physiology & Biophysics, U Washington School of Medicine.