Medical Marijuana

Medical Marijuana

by Arthur Gillard

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Students must often make informed decisions about serious issues that will affect the course of their lives. Smoking, drunk driving, and violence are just a few of these challenging issues. Focusing on topics of special concern to students, the Issues That Concern You series helps make these complex issues less intimidating and more accessible. Each volume presents eight to twelve readings from a variety of perspectives that allow students to better understand and navigate the highlighted topic. Color photos, charts, graphs, tables and editorial cartoons reinforce information as well as present important statistical data. Each volume also includes factual analysis taken from a variety of government and research facilities, to tell students more of what they want to know about the issue. Relevant websites, a bibliography and thorough subject index round out each volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780737762976
Publisher: Greenhaven Publishing
Publication date: 08/09/2013
Series: Issues That Concern You Series
Pages: 144
Product dimensions: 11.20(w) x 8.70(h) x 0.50(d)
Age Range: 13 - 16 Years

Table of Contents

Introduction 5

1 An Overview of Medical Marijuana Heather M. Griffiths 10

2 Medical Marijuana Has Numerous Medical Benefits Steve Fox Paul Armentano Mason Tvert 19

3 Marijuana Has No Medicinal Value: US Drug Enforcement Administration 25

4 Teenagers Should Be Allowed to Use Marijuana for Medical Purposes Andrew Myers 34

5 Medical Marijuana Increases Recreational Use by Teenagers Kevin A. Sabet 38

6 Medical Marijuana Does Not Significantly Increase Recreational Use by Teenagers William Breathes 43

7 Medical Marijuana Research Is Blocked by Federal Agencies: Marijuana Policy Project 48

8 Editorial: Welcome Start Toward Humane Policing of Pot: Orange County Register 54

9 Marijuana Should Not Be Federally Reclassified for Medical Use Kevin A. Sabet 58

10 Another Dance Around Marijuana: The Oregonian Editorial Board 63

11 To End the Ambiguity of Medical Marijuana, Marijuana Should Be Fully Legalized Nolan Finley 67


What You Should Know About Medical Marijuana 72

What You Should Do About Medical Marijuana 78

Organizations to Contact 82

Bibliography 92

Index 97

Picture Credits 102

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