Weed Science: Cannabis Controversies and Challenges, is a comprehensive book about cannabis written for the average person by Godfrey Pearlson M.D. The book surveys what we know from a scientific point of view about cannabis the plant & the drug, and how this knowledge can help guide public policy regarding marijuana legalization.
"If you have ever wondered why your body is full of weed receptors, why different people have widely different subjective experiences from cannabis, or the risks and benefits of this complicated plant, then this book is for you. The United States is very likely to legalize recreational marijuana in the next few years. This book is an entertaining and readable guide to what we can expect."
Godfrey Pearlson M.D. is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Yale University School of Medicine, Director at Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center, Research Director at Institute of Living, HHC, and a DFCR Scientific Advisor. He has published over 700 peer-reviewed scientific articles and his marijuana research is funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration. Dr. Pearlson is an expert in the fields of marijuana and of psychosis. He believes that any political platforms regarding cannabis should be based on scientific facts rather than emotion.
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Godfrey Pearlson, MD, MBBS, is a Professor of Psychiatry and Neuroscience at Yale University and is director of the Olin Neuropsychiatry Research Center at the Institute of Living in Connecticut. He completed his medical degree at Newcastle University in the UK and obtained a graduate Philosophy Degree at Columbia University in New York City. He trained in psychiatry and was subsequently a psychiatry professor at Johns Hopkins University, where he founded the Division of Psychiatric Neuroimaging. Dr. Pearlson utilizes neuroimaging to illuminate substance use and psychotic disorders and has published over 700 peer-reviewed scientific articles. His cannabis research focuses on neuroimaging and the acute effects of cannabinoids on driving abilities and is a member of the Board of Physicians that advises Connecticut on medical cannabis. His recent book, Weed Science: Cannabis Controversies and Challenges, explores the science of cannabis, providing a guide to public policy.