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Cannabis: Collected Clinical Papers Volume One: Marijuana: Medical Papers, 1839-1972 Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D. As a full-time research consultant at the N.I.M.H. Center of Narcotics and Drug Abuse Studies, Dr. Tod Mikuriya discovered just how much the English and American medical profession has known about cannabis for the past 130 years. Having access to priceless original documents, he has compiled this authoritative and fascinating collection of medical papers on marijuana. From 1839, when the herb was first introduced into the Western pharmacopoeia, to present research with THC, the anthology offers rich insights into the whole social history of medicine. The studies published herein convey a wide variety of critical information, ranging from laboratory tests performed on animals and human subjects, to anthropological descriptions of marijuana use by African women during labor. A number of unusual and seldom-seen illustrations--from pharmaceutical catalogues in the days when Parke Davis and others marketed legal marijuana as a cure for coughs and corns--are both instructive and entertaining. In the section of clinical and pharmacological studies, a deep look is taken at the range of therapeutic effects attributed to a plant which has had prescribed medical uses for more than 2700 years, and is currently used by an estimated 250 million people. If not always conclusive, these studies nonetheless dramatically show that marijuana has potentially great medical value. The impressive accumulation of information regarding it has been unfortunately relegated to the dust bin for decades by puritanical legislators and medical practitioners ignorant or unheeding of existing scholarship in the field. The final chapter analyzes the reasons behind the 1937 Tax Act which outlawed the use of marijuana, driving it underground, and offers some disturbing conclusions based on hitherto unpublished official hearings and interviews with former government officials. Amidst the marijuana referendums, judicial challenges, and states vs. federal legislation, Marijuana: Medical Papers provides essential information--most of it never before available except in scarce, out-of-print medical journals--on a topic of tremendous current interest.

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Tod H. Mikuriya, M.D., is a graduate of Reed College, Portland, Oregon, and Temple University Medical School, Philadelphia. He served a rotating internship at Southern Pacific General Hospital, San Francisco. He specialized in psychiatry at the Oregon State Hospital in Salem and completed his training at Mendocino State Hospital. His status is "eligible" by the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology. He is certified in biofeedback by the American Association of Biofeedback Clinicians. In private medical psychiatric consultative practice in Berkeley and the East Bay, he was an attending psychiatrist at Gladman Hospital from 1970 until 1991. Chair 1993-94 of the Department of Psychiatry, Eden Medical Center, Castro Valley, and attending psychiatrist at Laurel Grove, Vencor, Alameda County Medical Center, and San Leandro Hospitals until 2000. On the staff at Kindred Hospital San Leandro. Director of the Drug Abuse Treatment Center at the New Jersey Neuropsychiatric Institute, Skillman, NJ before appointment as director of non-classified marijuana research for the National Institute of Mental Health Center for Narcotics and Drug Abuse Studies. A planner for Project Eden community drug abuse treatment program he set up the first methadone maintenance program in Alameda County. Member of the California Medical Association, American Psychiatric Association (Life Member), American Society of Addiction Medicine, California Society of Addiction Medicine (certified Addiction Medicine Specialist and Medical Review Officer) and the Alameda-Contra Costa Medical Association, he served on the ACCMA Chemical Addictions Committee. Member, Biofeedback Society of California Member, Association for Advancement of Behavior Therapy Member, The International Society for the Study of Subtle Energies and Energy Medicine Member, Mensa Member, International Cannabinoid Research Society. Member, International Association of Cannabis as Medicine Medical Coordinator for California Cannabis Centers. Author of Oakland Buyers' Cooperative Protocols Member, Medical Marijuana Work Group, City of Oakland 8/96 Member, Medical Marijuana Task Force, California Society for Addiction Medicine and California Medical Association 4/20/97 Member, Advisory Board: Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics 2000 President, California Cannabis Research Medical Group 1999 Dr. Mikuriya is the editor and author of numerous papers on therapeutic cannabis and drug control policy. The most recent: "Medicinal Uses of Cannabis at a Buyers' Club: A Pilot Study," 12/94, Internet 2/96. He is the editor and publisher of Indian Hemp Drugs Report Centennial Volume I: Policy, Social and Religious Customs (Last Gasp Press, San Francisco, 1994). Mikuriya is a coauthor of Marijuana Medical Handbook: A Guide to Therapeutic Use, Ed Rosenthal, Tod Mikuriya, M.D., and Dale Gieringer (Quick American Archives, Oakland, 1997).

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Dr. Mikuriya collected and brought out in Marijuana Medical Papers material that the medical schools should have been teaching. The reader Dr. Mikuriya had in mind for MMP was a colleague who realized that he'd learned nothing about cannabis in medical school." Fred Gardner, editor, O'Shaughnessy's, Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group "Dr Tod was the undisputed father of the modern Medical Cannabis Movement. Now it's our turn to follow his lead." Andrew Glazier, activist, owner oaksterdam.com "I first read this book in 1973 and have read it over and over and over again all my life. I still love this book--it has changed my life. Anyone interested in the subject of cannabis should read this book." Jack Herer, author, The Emperor Wears No Clothes "Marijuana: Medical Papers makes a valuable contribution in documenting the early medical history of marijuana. It is a collection that will be referred to for generations to come." Ed Rosenthal, marijuana researcher and writer "The pre-1900 'I;ll-try-it-on-myself-and-describe-what-happens' reports in this book not only abound with descriptive techniques that should still be copied, but they are truly entertaining." Journal of the American Medical Association "This is probably the best compendium available of the major studies and observations that have been made on marijuana and its derivatives during the past 135 years." Dana L. Farnsworth, M.D., American Journal of Psychiatry "This treasure trove of shrewd clinical observation ... should fascinate physicians interested in the history of their craft...." Edward M. Brecher, Medical World News "The papers ... are absolutely fascinating, and so many of them first-rate that they should obviously be available to members of the profession.... I must say I approached this without very much enthusiasm.... I am, however, bound to change my opinion.... It should be a valuable, and probably today, indispensable book." Humphrey Osmond, Director, New Jersey Bureau of Research, Neurology & Psychiatry "Dr. Tod Mikuriya has compiled a fascinating collection of scientific papers tracing marijuana's long and diverse history in Western medicine. For persons unaware of the many therapeutic uses of marijuana before its Prohibition, this anthology will be an eye-opener. Amidst the current debate surrounding marijuana, Dr. Mikuriya's volume is a sobering reminder of the tragedy of those laws which seek to stamp out its use, not only as a popular recreational drug, but also as a unique and valuable medicine." Gordon S. Brownell, West Coast Coordinator, National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML) "Informative and thorough." High Times "The entire volume is warmly recommended." Indian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy --Fred Gardner, editor, O'Shaughnessy's, Journal of the California Cannabis Research Medical Group, et al.

First off, it needs to be emphasized that this is not really a book aimed at the casual reader (though it is accessibly-written); it does not offer simple statistics or glib summaries. This book is literally primarily a collection of medical research papers, which are generally written with those relatively well-versed in medicine in mind. However, that does not necessarily render them boring or clinical. The older papers are fun to read if for no other reason than the fact that the anachronistic language relative to today makes you feel like you're reading a story, which is amplified by the apparent tendency of the authors of the time to frame their papers primarily in narrative form. Very little of the book is overly dry and clinical and "jargon"-y; the sections that are the most so are the chemical analysis that start appearing in the most recent papers. The vast majority of the book is actually very readable, and the recorded patient interviews in some of the papers are entertaining enough for some folks who have no interest in the medical aspects of cannabis or cannabis in general. The book is very informative and, though very wordy, effectively provides diagrams and charts to aid in comprehension when suitable. Mikuriya's book is, in my opinion, a must-have addition to the library of anyone interested in medicine of any sort, particularly those not shy to accept uses of natural medicine as potentially valid in certain contexts. Those curious about the properties of this fascinating plant seeking to be better informed, or anyone who has an opinion on "the drug war" or prohibition would benefit much from reading this collection of clinical papers. I can't recommend it enough. So long as you're not expecting a "shopping list fact book" of some sort, I don't think you'll be disappointed. --Fascinating and Enlightening By Todd C. Reich on July 9, 2011

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