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The Resource Dying to get high : marijuana as medicine, Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb

Dying to get high : marijuana as medicine, Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb

Label
Dying to get high : marijuana as medicine
Title
Dying to get high
Title remainder
marijuana as medicine
Statement of responsibility
Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb
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Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Marijuana as medicine has been a politically charged topic in this country for more than three decades. Despite overwhelming public support and growing scientific evidence of its therapeutic effects (relief of the nausea caused by chemotherapy for cancer and AIDS, control over seizures or spasticity caused by epilepsy or MS, and relief from chronic and acute pain, to name a few), the drug remains illegal under federal law. In Dying to Get High, noted sociologist Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb investigate one community of seriously-ill patients fighting the federal government for the right to use physician-recommended marijuana. Based in Santa Cruz, California, the Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana (WAMM) is a unique patient-caregiver cooperative providing marijuana free of charge to mostly terminally ill members. For a brief period in 2004, it even operated the only legal non-governmental medical marijuana garden in the country, protected by the federal courts against the DEA. Using as their stage this fascinating profile of one remarkable organization, Chapkis and Webb tackle the broader, complex history of medical marijuana in America. Through compelling interviews with patients, public officials, law enforcement officers and physicians, Chapkis and Webb ask what distinguishes a legitimate patient from an illegitimate pothead, good drugs from bad, medicinal effects from just getting high. Dying to Get High combines abstract argument and the messier terrain of how people actually live, suffer and die, and offers a moving account of what is at stake in ongoing debates over the legalization of medical marijuana.--From the publisher
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DLC
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Chapkis, W.
Dewey number
615/.32345
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
RM666.C266
LC item number
C53 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2008 J-352
  • WB 925
NLM item number
C463d 2008
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Webb, Richard J
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  • Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Wo-Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Wo/Men's Alliance for Medical Marijuana
  • Marijuana
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabinoids
  • Phytotherapy
  • Chronic Disease
  • Marijuana Smoking
  • United States
  • Marihuana
  • Cannabis
  • Cannabinoïdes
  • Maladies chroniques
  • Marihuana
  • Pharmakotherapie
  • USA
  • Marijuana
  • United States
Label
Dying to get high : marijuana as medicine, Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-244) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shamans and snake oil salesmen -- Set and setting -- The greening of modern medicine -- "Potheads scamming the system" -- Cannabis and consciousness -- Mother's milk and the Muffin Man -- Love grows here -- Lessons in endurance and impermanence
Control code
ocn182528975
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780814716663
Lccn
2008007095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o182528975
  • (OCoLC)182528975
Label
Dying to get high : marijuana as medicine, Wendy Chapkis and Richard J. Webb
Link
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 211-244) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Shamans and snake oil salesmen -- Set and setting -- The greening of modern medicine -- "Potheads scamming the system" -- Cannabis and consciousness -- Mother's milk and the Muffin Man -- Love grows here -- Lessons in endurance and impermanence
Control code
ocn182528975
Dimensions
23 cm
Extent
ix, 257 pages
Isbn
9780814716663
Lccn
2008007095
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o182528975
  • (OCoLC)182528975

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