Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine: Revised and Expanded Edition of the Landmark Book by Grinspoon and Bakalar 11/15/97

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In 1993, Dr. Lester Grinspoon, associate professor of psychiatry at Harvard Medical School, and James Bakalar, associate editor of the Harvard Mental Health Letter, came out with their landmark book, Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine. Grinspoon and Bakalar provided an overview of the medical uses of marijuana, with convincing case studies and interviews of patients who had used it for treatment of a wide variety of conditions.

The revised and expanded edition of Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine is now available. The list of conditions is more expansive, encompassing the common conditions for which marijuana is used, as well as the less common. Overall, the book reflects a new level of knowledge that has become possible during the last four years as more and more patients have come forward. It's hard to read Grinspoon and Bakalar's book and still swallow the government line that marijuana's medical value is undetermined.

Marihuana The Forbidden Medicine is published by Yale University Press, ISBN #0-30007085-3. Order a copy at your local bookstore, or even better, ask them to put it on display! You can also order this and other books by Grinspoon and Bakalar online at http://www.amazon.com.

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