Includes bibliographical references (p. 203-206) and index.
ch. 1. Is marijuana harmful? Marijuana is addictive and is linked to use of harder drugs / Rita Rubin -- Marijuana is not a gateway drug / Bruce Mirken -- Marijuana use is linked to lung cancer / Crystal Phend -- Pot smoking not linked to lung cancer / Salynn Boyles -- Marijuana interferes with sexual functioning / Anthony M.A. Smith, et al. -- Marijuana's effects on sex vary with individuals / Michael Castleman -- ch. 2. Are there medical benefits to using marijuana? Marijuana can help in the treatment of pain / Bill McCarberg -- Marijuana use can increase pain / Medical News Today -- Marijuana helps with autism / Marie Myung-Ok Lee -- Marijuana is dangerous for autism sufferers / Ugo Uche -- Marijuana can help with nausea during pregnancy / Amie Newman -- Marijuana use during pregnancy may have adverse outcomes / Eran Kozer and Gideon Koren -- It is possible to get the medical benefits of marijuana without the high / William Saletan -- The high is part of the medical benefit of marijuana / Lanny Swerdlow -- ch. 3. Should medical marijuana be legalized? The FDA's opposition to medical marijuana legalization is based on science / Drug-Free Action Alliance and Alcohol and Drug Abuse Prevention Association of Ohio -- The FDA's opposition to medical marijuana legalization is based on politics / Sydney Spiesel -- State medical marijuana laws undermine the rule of federal law / George F. Will -- The federal government's attacks on medical marijuana result in abuse and injustice / Scott Morgan -- ch. 4. Should recreational marijuana be legalized? Responsible adult personal use of marijuana should be legalized / NORML -- Marijuana should not be legalized / Charles Stimson -- Legalizing marijuana would save money and generate tax revenue / Jeffrey Miron -- Legalizing marijuana in California would not generate substantial tax revenues / Robert A. Mikos -- Legalizing marijuana will reduce drug violence in Mexico / Héctor Aguilar Camín and Jorge G. Castañeda -- Legalizing marijuana in California will not have much effect on Mexican drug traffickers / Beau Kilmer, et al.