Annotated Bibliography

Hashibe M; Marijuana use and the risk of lung and upper aerodigestive tract cancers: Results of a population-based case-control study. Cancer Epidemiol Biomarkers Prec 15(10):1829-1834, 2006

This is a special report for analyzing the various diseases caused by smoking of marijuana. Among some of the diseases that our report focused on was lung cancer. This book provides invaluable insight into how different people started using marijuana and ended up with lung cancer. It also has various case studies that we have used in our report.

Janet E. Joy, Stanley J. Watson, Jr., and John A Benson, Jr., Marijuana and Medicine: Assessing the Science Base, Division of Neuroscience and Behavioral Research, Institute of Medicine (Washington, DC: National Academy Press, 1999)

Apart from the negatives that we know to be associated with cannabis sativa, marijuana has other positive uses as well. The above book by Janet E joy gives the medicinal value of cannabis sativa and the dangers associated with it as well

Malfait AM et al (2000) .The non-psychoactive cannabis constituent cannabidiol is an oral anti-arthritic therapeutic in murine collagen-induced arthritis. Proc Natl Acad Sci U S A. Aug 15 97(17):9561-6.

This book simply gives us the breakdown of constituent of cannabis sativa. How each can be used in its own way. However, this book focuses more on arthritis and how marijuana is used in treating arthritis.

Richer, I., and Bergeron, J. Driving under the influence of cannabis: Links with dangerous driving, psychological predictors, and accident involvement. Accid Anal Prev 41(2):299-307, 2009.

This reference was particularly important for the statistical figures it provided. It actually gives figures of the number of accidents caused by people driving under the influence of marijuana. It further gives the number of deaths that are just caused by drivers under the influence of marijuana.

Russo EB (2002). Role of cannabis and cannabinoids in pain management. In: Weiner RS, editor. Pain management: A practical guide for clinicians. 6th ed. Boca Raton, FL: CRC Press. p.357-375.

Russo helps us understand the role of cannabis in pain management. In hospitals, as it is explained in the book, cannabis is used to manage physical pain. However, it is abused and other people use it to manage their emotional pain. It also gives circumstances under which doctors should administer marijuana to patients in the hospital.

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