The most thorough evaluation of the benefits & dangers of cannabis
Pub Date :
1971, 1977, 1994
Edition(s) at Erowid :
Harvard University Press
FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Erowid, 1998 May 28
Dense. A lot of information packed into this one. A bit more one sided than I'd like to see from a book of this type...for example it claims that no physical withdrawal symptoms exist for marihuana. Last revised in 1977, but otherwise it's an extremely well researched, well referenced, informative book. Not a quick read. CSP Entheogen Chrestomathy Entry . . . (more)
BLURBS #"Marihuana Reconsidered is a major contribution. The information that it provides should indeed help readers to maintain a considered and rational view of so important a topic."
-- New England Journal of Medicine
"Grinspoon has extracted, analyzed, and synthesized the most relevant literature to present the reader with a coherent, logical case... For the serious student who seeks original sources, a 42 page section of footnotes has been provided."
-- New York Times Book Review
"A superbly researched work which bids to become the definitive study to date on marihuana and its medical, psychological, social, personal, and legal significance in America."
-- Publishers Weekly
BACK COVER #First published in 1971 and updated in 1977 was a Harvard University Press best seller much praised by reviewers. Noted psychiatrist Dr. Lester Grinspoon methodically reviews the scientific, medical, and popular literature on the effects of marihuana.
Today, as the issue of legalizing marihuana for medical use is being reconsidered, this book continues to offer what has been widerly acclaimed as the most comprehensive assessment of marihuana and its place in society.