Legalization of marijuana is becoming increasingly prominent in the United States and around the world. While there is some discussion of the relationship between marijuana and overall health, a comprehensive resource that outlines the medical literature for several organ systems, as well as non-medical societal effects, has yet to be seen. While all physicians strive to practice evidence-based medicine, many clinicians aren't aware of the facts surrounding cannabis and are guided by public opinion.
This first of its kind book is a comprehensive compilation of multiple facets of cannabis recommendation, use and effects from a variety of different perspectives. Comprised of chapters dedicated to separate fields of medicine, this evidence-based guide outlines the current data, or lack thereof, as well as the need for further study. The book begins with a general overview of the neurobiology and pharmacology of THC and hemp. It then delves into various medical concerns that plague specific disciplines of medicine such as psychiatry, cardiology, gastrointestinal and neurology, among others. The end of the book focuses on non-medical concerns such as public health and safety, driving impairment and legal implications. Comprised of case studies and meta-analyses, Cannabinoids in Medicine: An Evidence-Based Approach provides clinicians with with a concise, evidence-based guide to various health concerns related to the use of marijuana. By addressing non-medical concerns, this book is also a useful resource for professionals working in the public health and legal fields.
Kenneth Finn, MD, Springs Rehabilitation, PC, Colorado Springs, CO, USA
Graduated Medical School from the University of Texas Health Science Center-Houston ('90). Completed residency in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation from the University of Utah ('94). Board Certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation ('95), Pain Medicine ('98), and Pain Management ('00). Practicing medicine in Colorado Springs since 1994. Serves on the American Board of Pain Medicine Exam Council ('01), Appeals Committee ('14), and Executive Board ('14). President-Elect of the American Board of Pain Medicine ('20). Served on the Colorado Governors Task Force on Amendment 64, Consumer Safety and Social Issues Work Group ('12) and served 4 years on the Colorado Medical Marijuana Scientific Advisory Council ('14-'18). Executive Board member El Paso County Medical Society ('14-'18). Helped Colorado Medical Society and Colorado Pain Society develop their position statement on cannabis ('18) as well as the El Paso County Board of Health ('14) and Medical Society ('14) on their statements. Voluntary clinical instructor for the University of Colorado Medical School-Colorado Springs Branch ('17-'20).