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By Sharon Rodner Sznitman, Borje Olsson, Robin Room

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ISBN-13: 9789291683116

Wish the instantly dope on marijuana? This e-book addresses one simple query: how am i able to locate caliber details 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 middle viewers therefore contains policymakers, sociologists, historians, newshounds and people excited about enforcement. the second one quantity is concentrated at medications execs operating within the fields of therapy, prevention and healthcare.

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In specific cases, cannabis can be used as medicine in Canada and in some US states without sanctions against the patients. In Canada, the cannabis medicine Sativex as a spray was licensed for treatment of neuropathic pain for multiple sclerosis patients in April 2005. Until then, only the two cannabinoids, THC and Nabilon, had been legally traded since the 1960s (IACM-News, 2005). Other European countries, such as the United Kingdom, Spain, and more recently Switzerland and Italy, have for some time undertaken efforts to explore possible benefits of cannabis for medical purposes (see Witton, this monograph).

Martius was among the few who did not deem cannabis compounds as harmless. He wrote that: the Indian hemp and all its compounds show great diversity concerning the degree and type of effect according to individual differences in healthy as well as in pathological conditions. It therefore belongs to the unsafe agents, and the medic should under all circumstances use it with great care. (Von Schorff, 1858) 7 Cannabis as medicine in Europe in the 19th century At the same time, Ernst Freiherr von Bibra (1806–1878) published his standard work, Die narkotischen Genussmittel und der Mensch.

Extractum Cannabis indicae). 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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