Mitch Earlewine’s "Understanding Marijuana"
Marijuana can be considered as the most popular drug among people worldwide. Why is marijuana this popular among the people? Mitch Earlewine himself posed this question to himself, an Associate Professor of Clinical Science in Psychology. At that time, Mitch Earlewine was working at the University of California and thought by conducting extensive research he could clarify this question he had asked himself.
The research delivered some exciting facts to Mr. Earlewine. This motivated him to compile a book on the answers he found through the research and the desire to share it with interested and curious people. As a result, the 324-page book titled “Understanding Marijuana” was published.
“Understanding Marijuana” can be considered a comprehensive guide available for people to get useful information about marijuana. The first chapter delivers a clear idea about the history of marijuana and how popular it was among people who lived centuries ago. Mitch Earlewine has even stated that hemp was found inside clay pots, which date back to 8,000 BC.
The next few chapters of “Understanding Marijuana” focus on the use of marijuana along with the ways it is being misused by people. The concepts of stepping, which include gateways and stones are also explained clearly through this book. Then Earlewine describes how people become addicted to marijuana and how difficult a task it is to rid oneself of the addiction. This can be considered a good read for addicts as well because Mitch clearly explains the steps that need to be followed in order to get kick the addiction.
The impact created by marijuana on the human body is clearly described through this book. It focuses more on the impact that is created on the memory of human beings. In addition, Mitch Earlewine has also touched on the concept of cannabis pharmacology.
The last few chapters focus on the benefits of marijuana. In other words, Mitch has clearly explained how this drug can be used for a variety of treatments. In addition, facts about the potential that is available to the exacerbation and development of social issues have also been mentioned in this book. As per Mitch Earlewine, people have been using marijuana as a cure for more than 4,500 years. Plenty of evidence is available to prove this fact. In other words, people have been using marijuana for pain relief, loss of appetite, weight loss, vomiting, nausea and spasticity. Mr. Earlewine has clearly explained how people misuse the drug, regardless of the amazing health benefits that it possesses.
Last but not least, Mitch Earlewine has touched on the legalization of marijuana within US as well. He ended the book by giving his personal thoughts on how the legalization of marijuana would look like in the US.