Keep off the Grass

Keep off the Grass

A Scientific Enquiry Into the Biological Effects of Marijuana

1st Edition - January 1, 1979

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  • Author: Gabriel G. Nahas
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280370

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Keep Off the Grass is a scientific inquiry into the scientific effects of marijuana. Marijuana, like most drugs ingested by man, gives the user the impression that his senses are enhanced, when in fact they have been distorted and impaired. This book is composed of 27 chapters, and starts with a brief introduction to the history of marijuana, the properties of its chemical components, called cannabinoids, and its widespread use and abuse. The succeeding chapters deal with the first scientific meetings on marijuana, social impact of marijuana, and its widespread use in some countries, such as in Morocco and Egypt. These topics are followed by discussions on the immunological and DNA effects of marijuana. The remaining chapters highlight the legal issues and government policies concerning the utility of this plant.

Table of Contents

  • Preface



    I. Englewood, 1969

    II. The History of Marijuana

    III. A Sabbatical Leave

    IV. An International Problem

    V. Debate

    VI. First Scientific Meetings on Marijuana

    VII. Marijuana and Social Reformers

    VIII. First Investigations

    IX. Journey to Morocco

    X. Journey to Egypt

    XI. The Marijuana Commission Report

    XII. A Working Summer

    XIII. Return to Morocco

    XIV. Marijuana and the Immunity System

    XV. From Texas to Alaska to Washington, D.C.

    XVI. Marijuana and DNA

    XVII. From Vancouver to Baalbek

    XVIII. A Press Release

    XIX. The Senate Hearings

    XX. The Quest Continues

    XXI. The Quest Never Ends

    XXII. The Helsinki Conference

    XXIII. The Abdication of the Intellectuals

    XXIV. Tinkering with the Old Brain

    XXV. The UN Commission on Narcotic Drugs

    XXVI. For Some Addicts, Some Hope

    XXVII. The Reims Symposium: A Biological Indictment of Marijuana



    Glossary of Cannabis Terms

    Names and Compositions of Cannabis Preparations

    Experiments and Studies

    Selected Bibliography


Product details

  • No. of pages: 278
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Pergamon 1979
  • Published: January 1, 1979
  • Imprint: Pergamon
  • eBook ISBN: 9781483280370

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Gabriel G. Nahas

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