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1st Edition

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS

ISBN 9780789016997
Published January 3, 2002 by Routledge
238 Pages

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Book Description

Explore the controversial subject of cannabis therapeutics for HIV/AIDS patients!

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS provides a scientific view of the benefits of marijuana in helping to increase appetite, ease the symptoms of HIV/AIDS, and improve quality of life for patients. Dr. Ethan Russo, editor of the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, has assembled a collection of first-rate information from clinicians, researchers, and patients. Based on scientific research, this book offers insights into how using cannabis has helped patients deal with the symptoms of HIV/AIDS.

This informative book contains:

  • a broad medical overview of the pertinent topics of interest with respect toAIDS and its treatment
  • an insider’s view on the twenty-year history of the discovery of AIDS and its junction with cannabis and the medical marijuana political movement
  • survey studies of clinical cannabis usage from different populations in California
  • a state-of-the-art review of immunological issues in cannabis usage and pulmonary issues with smoked cannabis
  • data on the method of cannabis vaporization
  • information on standardized sublingual whole-cannabis extracts, rectal suppositories, and aerosol preparations

Table of Contents


  • Editorial Introduction: Cannabis, HIV/AIDS, Plus, a Modest Proposal
  • Therapeutic Cannabis (Marijuana) as an Antiemetic and Appetite Stimulant in Persons with Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome (AIDS)
  • Medical Marijuana and the AIDS Crisis
  • Marijuana Use in HIV-Positive and AIDS Patients: Results of an Anonymous Mail Survey
  • Differential Effects of Medical Marijuana Based on Strain and Route of Administration: A Three-Year Observational Study
  • Marijuana and Cannabinoids: Effects on Infections, Immunity, and AIDS
  • Effects of Smoked Marijuana on the Lung and Its Immune Defense: Implications for Medicinal Use in HIV-Infected Patients
  • Cannabis and Cannabis Extracts: Greater Than the Sum of Their Parts?
  • Harm Reduction Associated with Inhalation and Oral Administration of Cannabis and THC
  • Cannabis “Vaporization”: A Promising Strategy for Smoke Harm Reduction
  • Analgesic and Reinforcing Properties of D9-THC-Hemisuccinate in Adjuvant-Arthritic Rats
  • Prospects for New Cannabis-Based Prescription Medicines
  • Index
  • Reference Notes Included

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