Marijuana and the Cannabinoids

  • Mahmoud A. ElSohly

Part of the Forensic Science And Medicine book series (FSM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Robert C. Clarke, David P. Watson
    Pages 1-15
  3. Mahmoud A. ElSohly, Donald F. Stanford, Timothy P. Murphy
    Pages 51-66
  4. Hala N. ElSohly, Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    Pages 67-96
  5. Lionel P. Raymon, H. Chip Walls
    Pages 97-123
  6. Jane S. -C. Tsai
    Pages 145-178
  7. Jag H. Khalsa
    Pages 237-252
  8. Donald P. Tashkin, Michael D. Roth
    Pages 253-275
  9. Barry K. Logan
    Pages 277-293
  10. Steven B. Karch
    Pages 295-301
  11. Back Matter
    Pages 317-322

About this book

Introduction

Although primarily used today as one of the most prevalent illicit leisure drugs, the use of Cannabis sativa L., commonly referred to as marijuana, for medicinal purposes has been reported for more than 5000 years. Marijuana use has been shown to create numerous health problems, and, consequently, the expanding use beyond medical purposes into recreational use (abuse) resulted in control of the drug through international treaties. Much research has been carried out over the past few decades following the identification of the chemical structure of THC in 1964. The purpose of Marijuana and the Cannabinoids is to present in a single volume the comprehensive knowledge and experience of renowned researchers and scientists. Each chapter is written independently by an expert in his/her field of endeavor, ranging from the botany, the constituents, the chemistry and pharmacokinetics, the effects and consequences of illicit use on the human body, to the therapeutic potential of the cannabinoids.

Keywords

Drogen botanics cannabinoid drugs of abuse marijuana nitrogen

Editors and affiliations

  • Mahmoud A. ElSohly
    • 1
  1. 1.The School of PharmacyThe University of Mississippi; ElSohly Laboratories Inc.Oxford

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-59259-947-9
  • Copyright Information Humana Press Inc. 2007
  • Publisher Name Humana Press
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-1-58829-456-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-59259-947-9
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