Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies
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Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies

Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment
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The Cannabis Plant: Botanical Aspects
The biosynthesis of cannabinoids
Increasing plant concentrations of THC and implications on health related disorders
Age as a Predictor of Cannabis Use
Lifetime cannabis use and cognition in psychosis spectrum disorders
A Profile of Synthetic Cannabinoid Users
Dual disorders in cannabis misuse
Cannabis use and cognitive function
Cannabis, migration and psychosis onset
The global epidemiology and disease burden of cannabis use and dependence
International aspects of cannabis use and misuse - the Australian perspective
International aspects of cannabis use and misuse: Egypt
Cannabis Body Packing - A Caribbean Perspective
Gender differences in cannabis use disorders
The role of age in the onset and further development of cannabis use disorders
Effects of Cannabis Use on Neurocognition in Adolescents and Emerging Adults with Psychiatric Comorbidities
Correlates and consequences of prenatal cannabis exposure (PCE): identifying and characterizing vulnerable maternal populations and determining outcomes for exposed offspring
Cannabis and clubbing: Relevance of cannabis and polydrug use in the clubbing culture today
Cannabis and Sexual Behavior
Friendships and Cannabis Use
Students' knowledge of cannabis
Childhood trauma and cannabis - risk factors in severe mental disorders
Parent's Influence on Their Children's Cannabis Use
Cannabis Users and Premorbid Intellectual Quotient (IQ)
Cannabis and traffic accidents
Drug-related pictures, attentional bias, and cannabis use
Cannabis use and first-episode psychosis patients (FEP)
Cannabis, associative memory, fMRI, and the Implicit Association Test
Stress Response in Cannabis Users and Psychosis
Motivation in Chronic Cannabis Use
Cannabis use and its association to mental illness: a focus on mood and anxiety disorders
Cannabis Use and Well-being
Craving and cannabis: A potential paradox
Delta 9-tetrahydrocannabinol and catalepsy-like immobilization
The interactive nature of cannabis and schizophrenia risk genes
Neuroimaging findings in Adolescent Cannabis use and Early Phase Psychosis
Cannabis smoking in adult schizophrenia: A cognitive and functional magnetic resonance imaging perspective
The long-lasting effects of cannabis use on movement and brain regions that control movement
Assessment of cannabis acute effects on driving skills: laboratory, simulator and on road studies
Chronic cannabis use and axonal fibre connectivity
Microglial activation and cannabis exposure
Cannabis and psychosis: correlation, causality and consequences
Cannabis use and cannabis use disorders in bipolar disorder - causes and consequences
Cannabis use in epilepsy - risks and benefits
Cannabis, cannabinoids and visceral pain.
Cannabis and Post-Operative Analgesia
Chronic cannabis abuse and thyroid function
Cannabis Hyperemesis Syndrome
Cannabis and Cannabinoids and the effects on gastrointestinal function: an overview
Cardiovascular Effects of Cannabis Usage
Cannabis and Stroke
Cannabis Smoking and the Lung
Cannabis and hepatic injury
Cannabis allergy: more than a bad trip
Marijuana and Breastfeeding
Hypocretins/orexins and addiction: role in cannabinoid dependence
Regulatory role of cannabinoids for skin barrier functions and cutaneous inflammation
Cannabinoids and the Cannabinoid Receptors: An Overview
Signalling and Regulation of the Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor
Allosteric modulation of the Cannabinoid CB1 Receptor
The polymorphisms of the CB2 cannabinoid receptor
Chemistry of Cannabinoid Receptor Agonists
The endocannabinoid system as a target for new antiseizure drugs
Pharmacological aspects of anandamide and 2-arachidonoyglycerol as bioactive lipids
Pharmacological aspects of NMDA receptors, mGluR5, and endocannabinoids
Peripheral CB1 receptors and ghrelin in feeding regulation. Pharmacological implications.
Pharmacological aspects of novel antio
Handbook of Cannabis and Related Pathologies: Biology, Pharmacology, Diagnosis, and Treatment is the first book to take an interdisciplinary approach to the understanding of cannabis use and misuse. Recent worldwide trends toward decriminalizing marijuana for medical use have increased legal use of the drug and recreational use remains high, making cannabis one of the most commonly used drugs.

Cannabis has a wide range of adverse neurological effects, and use and abuse can lead to physical, social, and psychopathological issues that are multifarious and complex. Effective understanding and treatment requires knowledge of the drug's effects from across scientific disciplines.

This book provides an overview of the biological and pharmacological components of the cannabis plant, outlines its neurological, social, and psychopathological effects, assists in the diagnosis and screening for use and dependency, and aids researchers in developing effective treatments for cannabis-related issues and disorders.

Fully illustrated, with contributions from internationally recognized experts, it is the go-to resource for neuroscientists, pharmacologists, pathologists, public-health workers, and any other researcher who needs an in-depth and cross-disciplinary understanding of cannabis and its effects.

Comprehensive chapters include an abstract, key facts, mini dictionary of terms, and summary points
Presents illustrations with at least six figures, tables, and diagrams per chapter
Provides a one-stop-shopping synopsis of everything to do with cannabis and its related pathology, from chemicals and cells, individuals and communities, and diagnosis and treatment
Offers an integrated and informed synopsis of the complex issues surrounding cannabis as a substance, its use, and its misuse