Keep off the Grass - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780080237794, 9781483280370

Keep off the Grass

1st Edition

A Scientific Enquiry Into the Biological Effects of Marijuana

Authors: Gabriel G. Nahas
eBook ISBN: 9781483280370
Imprint: Pergamon
Published Date: 1st January 1979
Page Count: 278
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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




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



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