Alternative medicine, general, 11

historical perspectives, 13-14, 24

Alzheimer's disease, 121-122, 145, 150

American Medical Association, 17, 158, 178-179, 180

Amotivational syndrome, 60-61, 178-179

Anandamide, 29, 35, 141

Animal studies, 13, 53, 150

cannabinoids, general, 43-44

carcinogenic effects of smoking marijuana, 42-43

dystonia, 117

historical perspectives, 15-16

Huntington's disease, 117

immune system, 35, 44

muscle spasticity/multiple sclerosis, 35, 107, 110, 112

pain palliation, 33, 51, 79

psychomotor behavior, 31

in regulatory process, 134, 136

reproductive system, 45-46

smoking of marijuana, 42-43, 51

tolerance, 50-51

withdrawal, 52

Anorexia,

see Appetite;

Wasting syndrome

Antioxidants, 31, 151

Anxiety, 11, 24, 58, 61, 62, 96, 113, 174, 183

clinical trials, 74, 84, 87, 91, 92, 93, 109, 119, 143

THC, 108, 109, 111-113

tobacco smokers, 41

withdrawal, 52

Appetite, 174

Alzheimer's disease, 122, 145

cancer and, 101-102

clinical studies, 75, 93, 176

megestrol acetate, 89, 101-102

patients' views, 20, 23, 96

withdrawal, 51

see also AIDS wasting

Arizona, 4, 164

Attitudes

adolescents, 66-67

amotivational syndrome, 60-61, 178-179

illegality of marijuana, 24-25, 42

parental, 55

patients, 19-25, 87, 95-96, 100, 103-104, 108-109, 164

peer pressure, 54, 55, 63

physicians, 21

public opinion, 24-25, 42, 62, 149

users of marijuana, general, 19, 54;

see also “patients” supra

B

Bakalar, James, 19, 74-75

Birth weight, 38, 46

Black persons,

see African Americans

Brain, 59-60, 96-97, 115-116, 118

Alzheimer's disease, 121-122

cannabinoid receptors, 28, 31, 32, 51, 77-78, 83, 98, 107, 109, 117-118, 131-132, 152, 176, 181

Marinol, 143

serotonin, 29, 88, 98, 100

cognitive functions, general, 47, 59-60, 92, 119, 143;

see also Psychological effects;

“memory” infra

craving, 53, 54

epilepsy, 120-121, 134

headaches, 19, 22, 23, 77, 83, 164

pain, general, 77-78

memory, 31, 32-33, 50, 51, 59, 61, 84, 119, 121-122, 152, 176

multiple sclerosis, 107

muscle spasticity, 107

reward system, 53

Britain,

see United Kingdom

Bronchi, 40-41

Buyers' clubs,

see Cannabis buyers' clubs



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