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Women and Cannabis
Medicine, Science, and Sociology
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Ethan Russo
Melanie Dreher
Mary Lynn Mathre
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The Haworth Press
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 and hypermesis gravidarum, a debilitating ailment characterized by severe nausea and vomiting, malnutrition, and weight loss during pregnancy.

This revolutionizes my clinical practice and answers questions my patients struggled with until now. Any medical text quoting Muddy Waters ought to be on all our shelves. Superior. . . . Sparks insight!
-- Amanda McQuade Crawford, BA, MNIMH, Founder, N. American College of Botanical Medicine

"Offers a myriad of evidence, ranging from molecular studies, animal studies, human case reports, and longitudinal cohort studies. Marijuana and cannabis compounds have been used for migraine, fibromyalgia, multiple sclerosis, cocaine withdrawal, Tourette syndrome, and many other maladies. This book explores these medical indications from historical records, ethnographic studies, clinical controlled trials, and personal accounts. Recreationl use is also addressed from a unique viewpoint."
-- John M. McPartland, DO, MS, Associate Professor, UNITEC, Auckland, New Zealand

"The sociological and historical chapters are fascinating and timely. . . . The scientific chapters cover the latest research. . . . Personal testimonies from patients add a poignant reminder that the ultimate aim of all drugs is to alleviate suffering, and cannabis has improved the quality of life in sufferers with multiple sclerosis, debilitating morning sickness during pregnancy, and Tourette's syndrome."
-- Elizabeth M. Williamson, PhD, MRPharms, FLS, Senior Lecturer in Pharmacognosy and Phytotherapy, The School of Pharmacy, University of London; Editor-in-chief, Phytotherapy Research

"Well referenced and researched. . . . The therapeutic emphasis is on the safe use of cannabis plant material with a particular focus on childbearing. The book begins with an excellent review of the historical background of the use of cannabis in obstetrics and gynecology. The editors have drawn papers from three continents and from professions as diverse as biochemists and lobbyists. Nuances of North American drug control are addressed side by side with therapeutic mechanisms pertinent to women."
-- Anita Holdcroft, MB, ChB, MD, FRCA, Reader in Anaesthesia, Imperial College, Chelsea and Westminster Hospital, London, United Kingdom.