Cannabis has a wide range of adverse neurological effects, and use and abuse can lead to physical, social, and psychopathological issues that are multifarious and complex. Effective understanding and treatment requires knowledge of the drug’s effects from across scientific disciplines.
This book provides an overview of the biological and pharmacological components of the cannabis plant, outlines its neurological, social, and psychopathological effects, assists in the diagnosis and screening for use and dependency, and aids researchers in developing effective treatments for cannabis-related issues and disorders.
Fully illustrated, with contributions from internationally recognized experts, it is the go-to resource for neuroscientists, pharmacologists, pathologists, public-health workers, and any other researcher who needs an in-depth and cross-disciplinary understanding of cannabis and its effects.Comprehensive chapters include an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary pointsPresents illustrations with at least six figures, tables, and diagrams per chapterProvides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with cannabis and its related pathology, from chemicals and cells, individuals and communities, and diagnosis and treatmentOffers an integrated and informed synopsis of the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a substance, its use, and its misuse
There is a broad coverage of the essential elements associated with the cannabinoid system. The Editors have sought to include authors who represent authoritative voices on these themes, but have not previously worked together to allow a fresh approach to the individual aspects covered.Presents reviews of recent breakthroughs in the cannabinoid systemFeatures chapters from the best authors in the fieldProvides an essential resource for scientists, advanced undergraduate students through to established faculty members