Mitch Earleywine

in Mind-Altering Drugs

Published in print May 2005 | ISBN: 9780195165319
Published online April 2010 | e-ISBN: 9780199894055 | DOI:

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No one has clearly delineated the subjective effects of cannabis. The plant contains numerous psychoactive substances. Variation across plants is extremely dramatic, making generalizations about effects difficult. This chapter summarizes previous descriptions of cannabis's subjective effects and proposes a taxonomy of effects that might help distinguish among plants, predict use, and increase drug safety. It argues that attending to cannabis effects and cultivating a vocabulary for describing them will, in the end, help users to appreciate smaller doses and lead to increased safety.

Keywords: marijuana use; drug use; subjective effects

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Subjects: Clinical Pharmacology and Therapeutics

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