Download e-book for iPad: A Cannabis Reader: Global Issues and Local Experiences, by Sharon Rodner Sznitman, Borje Olsson, Robin Room

By Sharon Rodner Sznitman, Borje Olsson, Robin Room

ISBN-10: 9291683116

ISBN-13: 9789291683116

Wish the instantly dope on marijuana? This ebook addresses one easy query: how am i able to locate caliber info on hashish, amid the entire bias and opinion? This monograph is split into volumes. this primary quantity facilities on political, legislative, advertisement and social advancements on the subject of hashish. Its center viewers hence includes policymakers, sociologists, historians, newshounds and people all for enforcement. the second one quantity is concentrated at medicines pros operating within the fields of remedy, prevention and healthcare.

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Cannabis as medicine — the contemporary situation As already mentioned, hemp compounds were still frequently used at the beginning of the 20th century, and scientific research on the plant was promoted. However, its standing declined rapidly, and towards the middle of the 20th century cannabis as a medicine gradually faded into insignificance. Finally, the use of cannabis was prohibited worldwide through international agreements. , this monograph). Only lately have individual countries begun to stretch the application of this regime, as in Holland, where since September 2003 cannabis can be bought in pharmacies on prescription.

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Between 10 and 50 % of the THC in the drug reaches the bloodstream. Losses due to burning account for 30 %, while sidestream smoke, incomplete absorption and retention within the cigarette (‘joint’) also produce significant losses. Inexperienced and infrequent smokers absorb approximately 10–14 % of the available THC whereas regular users absorb double that amount, probably because their more efficient smoking technique allows them to hold the smoke longer in their lungs. For the other major cannabinoids, the amounts absorbed range from 31 % for CBD to 38 % for CBN.

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