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Whoa Dude! Think on these things before getting too deep into smoking Weed* *or what the science of marijuana tells us about the harmful health effects for you, your friends, and your kids. Book Description

This website allows you direct access to the FREE scientific paper, the abstract or the website for each reference in the book. Click on each Chapter heading below to get those references.

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A special page for Librarians! ….. ….. A special page for Science Teachers!

Chapter 1: Introduction: Refs. 0

Who is this book is for? ; What this book is about and what it’s not about.

Chapter 2: Getting Your Bearings: Refs. 1-10

Different levels of Scientific evidence; Statistical Association versus Causality; Older data versus newer data in the world of weed; PubMed and PubMed Central; Ten Excellent Free reviews

Chapter 3: Things to know about weed: Refs. 11-42

The Big 4: How early, How often, How much, How strong; Low Dose /High Dose – Short Term /Long Term; People are different; This is not the marijuana of the 1969 Woodstock generation; Social belief of marijuana’s safety; Myths about weed; Poly-Substance Use

Chapter 4: Marijuana Myths and Other Important Concepts About Weed

Refs. 43-121

Marijuana is natural so it can’t be bad; Weed is not a gateway drug to harder drugs; There is not enough scientific study of marijuana; Legalization and the public perception of safety; Industry Disinformation; Weed Use Trajectories; Edibles; Poly-Substance Use; Thoughts about Medical Marijuana

Chapter 5: Biochemical and Biological Basics: Refs. 122-228

Tetrahydrocannabinol, THC; and Cannabidiol, CBD; Tolerance to THC; Common Genetics and Weed; DNA: The Long Stringy Stuff; Four Important Genes; Epigenetics; Cytochrome P450s: Cannabis, Prescription Drug interactions and Metabolism

Chapter 6: Brain Stuff: Refs. 229-349

Brain Imaging; Cognition; Cannabis, Multiple Sclerosis, and Cognitive Decline; Memory; Improvement in Memory; False Memories; IQ

Chapter 7: Cannabis and the Risk of Mental Illness Refs. 350-431

Psychosis; Cannabis Induced Psychosis; Paranoia; Schizophrenia ; The two biggest things about weed and schizophrenia; The Chicken or the Egg problem; Depression; Anxiety; Distress Tolerance; Bipolar Disorder

Chapter 8: Pregnancy, Neonatal issues, and Childhood Refs. 432-504

Pregnancy and Neonatal Development; The Effects of Prenatal use of Cannabis on Childhood and Adolescence; Cannabis Dispensaries are at odds with Health Experts Advice to Pregnant Women; The Lead Toxicity experience versus the Marijuana experience; Unintentional Cannabis ingestion in Young Children

Chapter 9: Other Very Important Heath related Stuff: Refs. 505-572

Your Heart and blood vessels; Stroke; Transient Ischemic Attacks; Sleep; Testicular Cancer; Cannabinoid Hyperemesis Syndrome

Chapter 10: Societal related Stuff: Refs. 573-633

Educational Achievement; Motivation; Employment and Jobs; Conflating Legalization issues with Health Issues; Driving; Violence; Suicide; and PTSD

Recent Important Scientific Papers about Marijuana

How to Search for your own SNPs related to Cannabis


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