Marijuana--or weed, pot, grass, reefer, or cannabis among dozens of other names--has a long and colorful history as one of the most sought-after mood-altering substances in the world. Societal opinion about the drug has dramatically swayed over the years, and now the heated debate over its legalization has divided policy makers, the medical community, and the public alike. The myths and misinformation about marijuana have only multiplied as the controversy over recreational and medical marijuana grows.
In his timely book, Kevin P. Hill, a nationally recognized clinical expert and researcher on marijuana, provides science-based information to help you sort through what you hear on the street and in the media and cut straight to the facts. Whether you're a parent concerned about your child's use, someone with an illness considering treatment with medical marijuana, a user who has questions about marijuana's health effects, or if you're trying to make up your mind about legalization, this book will give you the most current and accurate information you need to make informed decisions.
Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, is an assistant professor of psychiatry at Harvard's McLean Hospital and an addiction consultant with a number of professional sports organizations. In 2013 he was awarded the Alfred Pope Award for his research, and he has authored or coauthored articles in more than thirty peer-reviewed scientific publications.