Marijuana Myths Marijuana Facts
A Review of the Scientific Evidence
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FROM THE EROWID REVIEW #
- Review by Erowid, 1998 May 28
A good book for helping answer those persistent myths and misunderstandings about marijuana. The book is organized into chapters each based on a particular myth. Various forms of the myth at the beginning of the chapter are answered by a quick answer and then the rest of the chapter is devoted to providing explanations, evidence, references, technical data and charts . . . (more)
- Review by Kymmco, 2001 Mar 05
Marijuana is highly addictive. Marijuana is a gateway drug. Marijuana is more potent today than in the past. [...] Zimmer and Morgan devote a chapter to each of these 'marijuana myths' in which they examine the existing scientific evidence to see whether these assertions hold true. Their conclusion, on almost all counts, is a resounding no. . . . (more)
BACK COVER #This book tells the truth about marijuana. Scientifically sound and carefully documented, it separates the facts from the myths with a critical examination of more than a century's worth of research on marijuana's effects on human health and behavior. Marijuana Myths, Marijuana Facts is essential reading for paretns, teachers, policy-makers, and anyone who believes that our response to marijuana should be based on facts, not fear.
BLURBS #"This is the most accurate book on the effects of marijuana that has appeared to date, an invaluable resource for anyone interested in this popular drug and the question of how society should regulate it."
-- Andrew Weil, M.D., author of The Natural Mind and Spontaneous Healing
"This, the first comprehensive review of marijuana toxicity to appear in more than a decade, is accurate, timely and impressive. Most importantly, it is clearly written and accessible for those interested individuals who do not have scientific or technical training."
-- Louis Lasagna, M.D., author of the 1982 National Academy of Sciences report on marijuana.