Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science, and Sociology (Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics)



What specific therapeutic benefits can marijuana provide for women? This first-of-its-kind book examines the therapeutic role of medical marijuana in women’s medicine and its implications for fertility and maternal/child health. It includes treatises on many gender-specific conditions in obstetrics and gynecology as well as female-predominant medical conditions that are popularly treated with cannabis, such as multiple sclerosis. Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science, and Sociology presents a broad, multidisciplinary view of this controversial issue with technical chapters exploring the role of cannabis and endogenous Cannabinoids in fertility and neonatal feeding and sociologically and anthropologically oriented chapters examining the role of cannabis in treating morning sickness and cocaine addiction, the latter based on a study of Jamaican women. It also assesses the effects of cannabis use in pregnancy in relation to the neuropsychological assessment of children whose mothers used marijuana while pregnant. Women and Cannabis: Medicine, Science, and Sociology provides you with informed discussions of: the historical uses of cannabis in obstetrics and gynecology the way that the body’s endogenous cannabinoid system functions as a trigger for suckling in newborns the effect of clinical cannabis on hyperemesis gravidarum, a debilitating ailment characterized by severe nausea and vomiting, malnutrition, and weight loss during pregnancy the consequences of marijuana use during pregnancyufor women and their unborn children the potential of cannabis to aid in harm reductionufrom a nursing perspective medical hashish production using the Pollinator and Ice-O-Lator devicesuand the benefits of using cannabis in this form using cannabis as part of a combined treatment for Tourette Syndrome and more!