Marijuana and Madness

Marijuana and Madness

This book provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), with particular emphasis on psychotic disorders.

Author: David Castle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 1139451650

Category: Medical

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana), with particular emphasis on psychotic disorders. It outlines developments in our understanding of the human cannabinoid system, and links this knowledge to clinical and epidemiological facts about the impact of cannabis on mental health. Clinically focused chapters review not only the direct psychomimetic properties of cannabis, but also the impact consumption has on the courses of evolving or established mental illness such as schizophrenia. A number of controversial issues are critically explored, including whether a discrete 'cannabis psychosis' exists, and whether cannabis can actually cause schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood, notably depression, are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.
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Marijuana and Madness

Marijuana and Madness

This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists, epidemiologists, public health specialists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.

Author: David Castle

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

ISBN: 9781139502672

Category: Medical

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The second edition of this critically acclaimed and award-winning text provides a comprehensive overview of the psychiatry and neuroscience of Cannabis sativa (marijuana). It outlines the very latest developments in our understanding of the human cannabinoid system, and links this knowledge to clinical and epidemiological facts about the impact of cannabis on mental health. Clinically focused chapters review not only the direct psychomimetic properties of cannabis, but also the impact consumption has on the courses of evolving or established mental illnesses such as schizophrenia. Effects of cannabis on mood are reviewed, as are its effects on cognition. This new edition has been extensively updated and expanded with 10 new chapters to incorporate major new research findings. This book will be of interest to all members of the mental health team, as well as to neuroscientists, epidemiologists, public health specialists and those involved in drug and alcohol research.
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Home Grown

Home Grown

Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico.

Author: Isaac Campos

Publisher: Univ of North Carolina Press

ISBN: 9780807835388

Category: History

Page: 331

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Historian Isaac Campos combines wide-ranging archival research with the latest scholarship on the social and cultural dimensions of drug-related behavior in this telling of marijuana's remarkable history in Mexico. Introduced in the sixteenth century by t
Categories: History

New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry

What are the policy implications of the evidence on cannabis and psychosis? In:
Castle DJ, Murray RM, D'Souza C (eds). Marijuana and Madness, 2nd edition.
Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, pp. 55–65. 2. Leweke FM, Piomelli D, ...

Author: John R. Geddes

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780192514028

Category: Medical

Page: 1472

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Over its two editions, The New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry has come to be regarded as one of the most popular and trusted standard psychiatry texts among psychiatrists and trainees. Bringing together 146 chapters from the leading figures in the discipline, it presents a comprehensive account of clinical psychiatry, with reference to its scientific basis and to the patient's perspective throughout. The New Oxford Textbook of Psychiatry, Third Edition has been extensively re-structured and streamlined to keep pace with the significant developments that have taken place in the fields of clinical psychiatry and neuroscience since publication of the second edition in 2009. The new edition has been updated throughout to include the most recent versions of the two main classification systems—-the DSM-5 and the ICD-11—-used throughout the world for the diagnosis of mental disorders. In the years since publication of the first edition, many new and exciting discoveries have occurred in the biological sciences, which are having a major impact on how we study and practise psychiatry. In addition, psychiatry has fostered closer ties with philosophy, and these are leading to healthy discussions about how we should diagnose and treat mental illness. This new edition recognises these and other developments. Throughout, accounts of clinical practice are linked to the underlying science, and to the evidence for the efficacy of treatments. Physical and psychological treatments, including psychodynamic approaches, are covered in depth. The history of psychiatry, ethics, public health aspects, and public attitudes to psychiatry and to patients are all given due attention.
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101 Money Making Methods in the Marijuana Madness Movement of 2016

101 Money Making Methods in the Marijuana Madness Movement of 2016

I recently saw a false story about McDonald's wanting to open up the marijuana
friendly section for smoking and displayed a cylindrical tube that fit over people
who were smoking marijuana. Like I said it wasn't a real but it got me thinking
how ...

Author: Jasper Stohner

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781329866157

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 228

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101 Money Making Methods in the Marijuana Madness Movement is a guide for anyone looking to understand the complex and emerging revolution occurring right now in our country. New industries are being forged and molded, while most people haven't a clu
Categories: Business & Economics

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

Beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana.

Author: Larry "Ratso" Sloman

Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin

ISBN: 9781466819412

Category: History

Page: 472

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Reefer Madness, a classic in the annals of hemp literature, is the popular social history of marijuana use in America. Beginning with the hemp farming of George Washington, author Larry "Ratso" Sloman traces the fascinating story of our nation's love-hate relationship with the resilient weed we know as marijuana. Herein we find antiheroes such as Allen Ginsberg, Robert Mitchum (the first Hollywood actor busted for pot), Louis Armstrong (who smoked pot every day), the Beatles, and more rapscallions standing up for, supporting, smoking, and politicizing the bounties of marijuana. With a new afterword by Michael Simmons, who has written for Rolling Stone, LA Weekly, and High Times, on the progress of the hemp movement and the importance of medical marijuana, Reefer Madness is a classic that goes on.
Categories: History

Marijuana Is Safer

Marijuana Is Safer

Examines the cannabis plant and its effects on users, debunks common myths, and provides talking points for marijuana policy reform advocates, in an updated edition that covers the substance's legalization in Colorado in 2012.

Author: Steve Fox

Publisher: Chelsea Green Publishing

ISBN: 9781603585101

Category: Law

Page: 224

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Examines the cannabis plant and its effects on users, debunks common myths, and provides talking points for marijuana policy reform advocates, in an updated edition that covers the substance's legalization in Colorado in 2012.
Categories: Law

Beyond the Stars

Beyond the Stars

From Reefer Madness to Freddy ' s Dead : The Portrayal of Marijuana Use in
Motion Pictures Dennis P . Grady When high school student Jeff Spiccoli walks
into his history class on the first day of school in the comedy film Fast Times at ...

Author: Paul Loukides

Publisher: Popular Press

ISBN: 0879726237

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 284

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This anthology deals with such diverse conventions as the treatment of food, the iconography of weapons, the paraphernalia of baseball, the uses of clothing, tools, and technologies, and the representation of art and print media within the world of film. The essays within this collection help to reveal how the objects in American movies reflect both the fixed and changeable cultural assumptions of film makers and film audiences.
Categories: Performing Arts

Cool Madness the Trial of Dr Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer

Cool Madness  the Trial of Dr  Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer

“She told him she was growing marijuana at her house. She told him she had a
clone room, a mother room, an outside growing area, and a 'big old greenhouse.'
She said she had someone there to cultivate the plants, but he failed miserably ...

Author: Vanessa Nelson

Publisher: MMA Publishing

ISBN: 9780615256047

Category: Law

Page: 364

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COOL MADNESS, The Trial of Dr. Mollie Fry and Dale Schafer is the riveting true story of a medical marijuana doctor undergoing a federal trial for the first time in history. The main character of Cool Madness is Dr. Marion Mollie Fry, a cancer survivor who learned about the benefits of medical marijuana while enduring chemotherapy and a double mastectomy. After recovering, Dr. Fry set up a practice in the small northern California town of Cool and began recommending medical marijuana to her patients in accordance with state law. However, California's medical marijuana laws are not recognized by the federal government, and this legal conflict put Dr. Fry's activities under the scrutiny of authorities. Law enforcement surveillance on her home led to a raid that netted a meager 34-plant garden in September 2001.
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The Science of Marijuana

The Science of Marijuana

This accessible text, written for those seeking to know more about the science underlying the current cannabis debate, explains how cannabis acts in the brain, assessing the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and its risks.

Author: Leslie L. Iversen

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 0195151100

Category: Health & Fitness

Page: 304

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"He has written a remarkably well-balanced volume that provides the scientific background for the current debate on marijuana use.... Iversen's book explores these issues from all sides, with reports from diverse scientific fields. It is a treasure trove of information about the history of marijuana use and legislation, and it effectively summarizes in lay terms the cannabinoid research that now offers a potential scientific foundation for medical, political, and legal decisions about marijuana. The most important, and most extensive, part of the book deals with the potential therapeutic uses of marijuana, the cornerstone of the current public debate..... Iversen has presented an effective blueprint for future studies." --Science
Categories: Health & Fitness

Reefer Madness

Reefer Madness

in 1998 approximately 12,000 people convicted of felony possession of
marijuana went sent to prison for a year, and 10,440 people convicted of
marijuana trafficking felonies went to prison for two years. And that suggests
there are about ...

Author: Eric Schlosser

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 054752675X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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New York Times Bestseller: The shadowy world of “off the books” businesses—from marijuana to migrant workers—brought to life by the author of Fast Food Nation. America’s black market is much larger than we realize, and it affects us all deeply, whether or not we smoke pot, rent a risqué video, or pay our kids’ nannies in cash. In Reefer Madness, the award-winning investigative journalist Eric Schlosser turns his exacting eye to the underbelly of American capitalism and its far-reaching influence on our society. Exposing three American mainstays—pot, porn, and illegal immigrants—Schlosser shows how the black market has burgeoned over the past several decades. He also draws compelling parallels between underground and overground: how tycoons and gangsters rise and fall, how new technology shapes a market, how government intervention can reinvigorate black markets as well as mainstream ones, and how big business learns—and profits—from the underground. “Captivating . . . Compelling tales of crime and punishment as well as an illuminating glimpse at the inner workings of the underground economy. The book revolves around two figures: Mark Young of Indiana, who was sentenced to life in prison without parole for his relatively minor role in a marijuana deal; and Reuben Sturman, an enigmatic Ohio man who built and controlled a formidable pornography distribution empire before finally being convicted of tax evasion. . . . Schlosser unravels an American society that has ‘become alienated and at odds with itself.’ Like Fast Food Nation, this is an eye-opening book, offering the same high level of reporting and research.” —Publishers Weekly
Categories: Business & Economics

Reefer Movie Madness

Reefer Movie Madness

Marijuana and movies go together like bong hits and the munchies. For more
than forty years, films have been an integral part of pot culture, helping shape
individual interests and fashions, and igniting imagination, chatter, and passion.

Author: Shirley Halperin

Publisher: Abrams

ISBN: 9781613120163

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 336

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Reefer Movie Madness is the perfect follow-up to Halperin and Bloom’s big-selling Pot Culture. It’s the most extensive guide ever to movies for the stoner audience, a real market that has proven its mass appeal with the successful Harold and Kumar franchise and the Judd Apatow library (Pineapple Express, Superbad). In addition to entries on more than 420 films, there are contributions from well known actors, movie directors, musicians, and celebrities, including Jason Mraz, comedian Andy Milonakis, Snoop Dogg, Doug Benson, and Cheech & Chong. Reefer Movie Madness covers it all, from pot-fueled comedies and druggy dramas to sci-fi flicks and 1960s artifacts to documentaries, musicals, and blockbusters. With its colorful, easy-to-follow format and lots of eye-grabbing photos, sidebars (“Real Pot or Not? An On-Set Exposé”), lists (“DIY Inventions by Clever Movie Stoners”), and Q&As, Reefer Movie Madness is the guide­book that bong-hitting movie buffs have been longing for.
Categories: Performing Arts

Applied Clinical Neuropsychology

Applied Clinical Neuropsychology

Cognitive consequences of cannabis use: Comparison with abuse of stimulants
and heroin with regard to attention, ... Marijuana Policy Project. ... In D. Castle & R
. Murray (Eds.), Marijuana and Madness: Psychiatry and neurobiology (pp.

Author: Jan Leslie Holtz, PhD

Publisher: Springer Publishing Company

ISBN: 9780826104755

Category: Psychology

Page: 600

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"Luring readers in...with meticulously woven clinical vignettes, Holtz masterfully presents the mechanics and the art of neuropsychology....students will appreciate the historical roots of neuropsychology, [and] will understand the multiplex systems of current neuropsychological approaches..." -Nancy S. Koven, PhD Bates College "...there has not been an available text focusing on the application of the basic principles in clinical neuropsychological practice....Finally, a text is available to remedy this problem." -Dennis Andersen, MS, LMHC Eastern Washington University "A valuable introduction to the field of clinical neuropsychology and its terminology, this text fills a void. The reader gains an appreciation for the multifaceted role of the clinical neuropsychologist, not only as an assessor of cognitive functioning but also as a treatment professional." Lauren Littlefield, PhD, Washington College This breakthrough introductory text-unlike all other clinical neuropsychology textbooks on the market-introduces advanced undergraduate students and clinicians in training to the field by showing undergraduate students how clinical neuropsychologists actually practice their craft. The book uncovers the professional issues that clinical neuropsychologists deal with daily, including neurogenerative disorders, acquired disorders, ethical practice issues, interviewing, testing, prognosis and treatment planning, drug prescriptions, and more. Using case studies culled from the author's own clinical work, the book provides students with firsthand accounts of neuropsychology in action. As the first textbook to integrate real, practical applications of neuropsychology, it covers the assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of individuals with brain illness or injury, as opposed to examining brain structures and functions alone. This innovative, application-based approach to neuropsychology is guaranteed to give students a clear, comprehensive understanding of what neuropsychology is and what neuropsychologists do. Key features: Covers core concepts of neuropsychology, including neuroanatomy, neurophysiology, brain structure and function, and disorders of the central nervous system Includes application-based topics not covered in traditional texts, such as: differential diagnosis; individual, group, and family therapy; and psychopharmacology Discusses test theory and evaluation, examining tests of intellectual abilities, memory functioning, and more Extensive instructors' ancillary package available with test questions and nearly 100 illustrations in PowerPoint format
Categories: Psychology

Marijuana Medical Handbook

Marijuana Medical Handbook

Practical Guide to Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana Dale Gieringer, Ed Rosenthal
... Marijuana Myths: Straight out of Reefer Madness and pot • opponents'
nightmares, some claims have no rational basis. Real Concerns: It's not all
smoke and ...

Author: Dale Gieringer

Publisher: Quick Trading Company

ISBN: 9780932551474

Category: Medical

Page: 270

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An estimated 40 million Americans have medical symptoms that marijuana can relieve. Marijuana Medical Handbook is a one-stop resource that gives candid, objective advice on using marijuana for healing, understanding its effects on the body, safe administration, targeting illnesses, side effects, and the various delivery methods from edibles and tinctures to smokeless vaporizer pipes. The book also details supply issues, cultivation solutions (in a chapter by renowned expert Ed Rosenthal), and legal consequences. This thoroughly revised edition incorporates the most up-to-date information on the ever-changing politics of marijuana, the plant's usage, and medical research on it.
Categories: Medical

Killer Weed

Killer Weed

Marijuana Grow Ops, Media, and Justice Susan C. Boyd, Connie Carter. films,
Assassin of Youth (1935), Marihuana: The Weed with Roots in Hell (1936), and
Reefer Madness (1936), were originally created as educational films.65 In these
 ...

Author: Susan C. Boyd

Publisher: University of Toronto Press

ISBN: 9781442696594

Category: Social Science

Page: 304

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Since the late 1990s, marijuana grow operations have been identified by media and others as a new and dangerous criminal activity of “epidemic” proportions. With Killer Weed, Susan C. Boyd and Connie Carter use their analysis of fifteen years of newspaper coverage to show how consensus about the dangerous people and practices associated with marijuana cultivation was created and disseminated by numerous spokespeople including police, RCMP, and the media in Canada. The authors focus on the context of media reports in Canada to show how claims about marijuana cultivation have intensified the perception that this activity poses “significant” dangers to public safety and thus is an appropriate target for Canada’s war on drugs. Boyd and Carter carefully show how the media draw on the same spokespeople to tell the same story again and again, and how a limited number of messages has led to an expanding anti-drug campaign that uses not only police, but BC Hydro and local municipalities to crack down on drug production. Going beyond the newspapers, Killer Weed examines how legal, political, and civil initiatives that have emerged from the media narrative have troubling consequences for a shrinking Canadian civil society.
Categories: Social Science

Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia

Comprehensive Care of Schizophrenia

British Medical Journal 325, 1212–1213. Arseneault, L., Cannon, M., Witton, J., &
Murray, R. (2004). Cannabis as a potential causal factor in schizophrenia. In D.
Castle, R. Murray (Eds), Marijuana and madness (pp. 101–118). Cambridge, UK:
 ...

Author: Jeffrey A. Lieberman

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780195388015

Category: Medical

Page: 448

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The second edition of this popular volume has been thoroughly updated, offering new information on the advances in research and management since the publication of the first edition a decade ago.
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A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry

Professor Castle's clinical and research interests include schizophrenia and
related disorders, cannabis abuse and bipolar ... His book, Marijuana and
Madness (co-edited with Prof Sir Robin Murray, UK), was the British Medical
Association's ...

Author: David Castle

Publisher: Elsevier Health Sciences

ISBN: 9780729581578

Category: Medical

Page: 416

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The second edition of A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry provides a broad overview of the major topics in psychiatry and provides the clinical skills necessary for competent clinical practice. It also includes an up-to-date overview of the scientific literature behind this fascinating and challenging medical discipline. This book covers in detail the psychiatric interview, the mental state examination, and clinical investigations relevant to psychiatry. All of the major syndromes of psychiatry are addressed including schizophrenia, depressive disorders, bipolar disorder, anxiety, post-traumatic disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorders, eating disorders, somatoform disorders and personality disorders and cover epidemiology, aetiology and clinical aspects, and discussion of specific treatment approaches. A separate section reviews biological and psychosocial aspects of treatment in psychiatry, with worked case examples. A chapter on psychiatric emergencies is included in this section. Discrete chapters cover specialist areas such as child and adolescent psychiatry, old age psychiatry, forensic psychiatry, dual disability and substance use disorders. Enhancing each chapter is a case-based role-play scenario, complete with model answers. Each scenario is set out to model modern pedagogical theory, with roles, setting, tasks, and model answers all articulated and cross-referenced to the core text. Readers can adopt various roles within the scenarios, including that of the doctor (general practice registrars, interns, and residents), allied health staff, or patients themselves and their relatives. The scenarios cover everything from basic skills such as taking a history or describing a disorder, to more advanced problems, such as working with the hostile family and assessing risk in the emergency setting. This case-based role-play approach is ideal for those preparing for psychiatry Observed Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs). A Primer of Clinical Psychiatry 2nd edition aims to introduce the pertinent facts of clinical psychiatry to medical students and students of mental health disciplines. It will also be a useful resource for established clinicians, including GPs and the more advanced psychiatric trainee or mental health professional. • Case-based scenarios provide a practical application of theory in real life and are ideal for OSCE preparation. • Drug dosages prescribed for biological treatment of psychiatric diseases add to the clinical aspect of the book • New chapters on the history of psychiatry and ethics in psychiatry have been added to this edition. • The section “How to use this book helps the reader navigate the book effectively and efficiently.
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