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By Ethan B Russo

ISBN-10: 0789016982

ISBN-13: 9780789016980

ISBN-10: 0789016990

ISBN-13: 9780789016997

Discover the debatable topic of hashish therapeutics for HIV/AIDS patients!

Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS offers a systematic view of the advantages of marijuana in aiding to extend urge for food, ease the indicators of HIV/AIDS, and enhance caliber of lifestyles for sufferers. Dr. Ethan Russo, editor of the magazine of hashish Therapeutics, has assembled a set of best info from clinicians, researchers, and sufferers. according to medical study, this ebook bargains insights into how utilizing hashish has helped sufferers care for the indicators of HIV/AIDS.

This informative booklet comprises:

  • a vast scientific evaluation of the pertinent issues of curiosity with appreciate toAIDS and its remedy
  • an insider’s view at the twenty-year historical past of the invention of AIDS and its junction with hashish and the scientific marijuana political flow
  • survey reports of medical hashish utilization from various populations in California
  • a state of the art evaluate of immunological concerns in hashish utilization and pulmonary concerns with smoked hashish
  • information at the approach to hashish vaporization
  • info on standardized sublingual whole-cannabis extracts, rectal suppositories, and aerosol preparations

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9% of a sample of 123 patients in Honolulu with HIV-positive status or AIDS responding to a mailed questionnaire survey responded that they had used cannabis as therapy. One-quarter of 228 HIV sero-positive men in the Sydney Men and Sexual Health study reported therapeutic use of cannabis (Prestage, Kippax and Grulich 1996). Thirty-two percent (32%) of 72 patients at a clinic in Alabama reported current use of cannabis (Dansak 1997). The data regarding frequency of use are of interest because they demonstrated a heterogeneous pattern.

Vol. 1, No. 3/4, 2001, pp. , 2001, pp. 35-41. m. m. (EST). com]. © 2001 by The Haworth Press, Inc. All rights reserved. 35 36 CANNABIS THERAPEUTICS IN HIV/AIDS KEYWORDS. Marijuana, cannabis, HIV, AIDS, epidemiology INTRODUCTION The medical use of marijuana has become a highly political issue in the United States, with several states having passed initiatives approving its use for this purpose in the face of prohibition of its use for any purpose by federal law. Cannabis has specifically been advocated as a therapeutic adjunct to ameliorate the nausea and loss of appetite commonly associated with the wasting syndrome in AIDS (Grinspoon and Bakalar 1993).

Along with leading the state movements for medical marijuana, Robert Randall, through ACT, was working for Congressional legislation to move marijuana into the Schedule II designation. Although a bill attracted a broad coalition of supporters, it never moved out of committee. ACT was also a co-petitioner with NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws) for public hearings into rescheduling marijuana. After years of litigation against the Drug Enforcement Administration (DEA) in pursuit of these hearings, they were held in front of the DEA’s Administra- Clinton A.

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