© 1976

The Therapeutic Potential Of Marihuana

  • Sidney Cohen
  • Richard C. Stillman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Cross-Cultural Perspectives on Therapeutic Uses of Cannabis

  3. Prostaglandins and Cannabis — IV: A Biochemical Basis

  4. On the Therapeutic Possibilities of Some Cannabinoids

    1. R. Mechoulam, N. Lander, S. Dikstein, E. A. Carlini, M. Blumenthal
      Pages 35-45
  5. Ophthalmic Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 47-47
    2. Keith Green, Keun Kim, Karen Bowman
      Pages 49-62
    3. Robert S. Hepler, Robert J. Petrus
      Pages 63-75
    4. Sidney Cohen, Richard C. Stillman
      Pages 89-94
  6. Pulmonary and Preanesthetic Effects

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 95-95
    2. Donald P. Tashkin, Bertrand J. Shapiro, Sheldon Reiss, James L. Olsen, Jon W. Lodge
      Pages 97-109
    3. Sidney Cohen, Richard C. Stillman
      Pages 133-135
  7. Mental Functioning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 137-137
    2. Shirley Y. Hill, Donald W. Goodwin
      Pages 139-152
    3. Carlos Neu, Alberto DiMascio, George Zwilling
      Pages 153-160
    4. Chaim M. Rosenberg
      Pages 173-182
    5. Sidney Cohen, Richard C. Stillman
      Pages 183-185

About this book


Scientific information about cannabis and its components has grown exponentially during the past decade. Certain of the findings have led to exploratory studies into the therapeutic utility of the drug. At the present time, a number of areas of usefulness have been investigated, with some showing greater promise than others. At what point should these data be collected and presented? Should it be early, after some initial impressions have been obtained? Or should it come later, following confirmatory studies by others? Both stages of development are represented in this volume. In a number of instances, the papers consist of hitherto unpublished material. It seemed worthwhile to bring together the investigators working in a wide variety of disciplines who had in common their research activities in the therapeutic aspects of the cannabinoids and related synthetic compounds. This was done at the Asilomar Conference Center in Pacific Grove, California during November, 1975. The papers presented and the ensuing discussion constitute the contents of this volume. It is the Editors' hope that the book will stimulate further involvement in the therapeutic studies. It should not be expected, nor is it anticipated that some cannabinoid will be available commercially in the near future. The nature of the approval process is such that years elapse between initial testing, however promising, and final approval for marketing. This is particularly true for a completely new chemical entity, and even more so for one with a checkered reputation.


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Editors and affiliations

  • Sidney Cohen
    • 1
  • Richard C. Stillman
    • 2
  1. 1.University of CaliforniaLos AngelesUSA
  2. 2.National Institute on Drug AbuseRockvilleUSA

Bibliographic information

  • Book Title The Therapeutic Potential Of Marihuana
  • Editors Sidney Cohen
  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1976
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Hardcover ISBN 978-0-306-30955-7
  • Softcover ISBN 978-1-4613-4288-5
  • eBook ISBN 978-1-4613-4286-1
  • Edition Number 1
  • Number of Pages XII, 516
  • Number of Illustrations 0 b/w illustrations, 0 illustrations in colour
  • Topics Pharmacology/Toxicology
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