Marijuana, Volume 1: The Unbiased Truth about the World's Most Popular Weed

Kevin P. Hill (Author)

Product Details

Hazelden Publishing & Educational Services
Publish Date
February 23, 2015
5.4 X 8.3 X 0.6 inches | 0.6 pounds

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About the Author

Kevin P. Hill, MD, MHS, is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at Harvard's McLean Hospital in Belmont, Massachusetts, and an addiction consultant with a number of professional sports organizations. His marijuana research is funded by the NIH, the Brain and Behavior Research Foundation, and the American Lung Association. In 2013 he was awarded the Alfred Pope Award for Best Research Paper by a Young Investigator at McLean Hospital, and he has authored or coauthored articles in more than thirty peer-reviewed scientific publications.


"It's delightful to see such a thorough, accessible review of such a diverse literature, even from an accomplished author who doesn't view the research the way that I do. It reminds us that reasonable people can differ and still stay reasonable. Check out this text for the latest on this controversial topic."
--Mitch Earleywine, PhD, Professor and Director of Clinical Training, University at Albany, SUNY, author of Understanding Marijuana (Oxford University Press), Chair of the Executive Board of NORML (National Organization for the Reform of Marijuana Laws)
"The risks of marijuana use are widely debated and disagreed about--from questions of addiction and withdrawal, to effectiveness in treating various medical problems, to degrees of harmfulness and lasting deleterious changes....What has been missing is a balanced approach to all of these issues--an approach present in this volume by Dr. Kevin P. Hill. The book covers a wide range of topics in a thoughtful and comprehensive manner. Both pro- and anti-marijuana individuals will find material that agrees with their positions--and challenges them.It can be usefully read and consulted by health professionals, policy makers, law enforcement, parents, teachers, and students."
--Herbert D. Kleber, MD, Director, Division on Substance Abuse, New York State Psychiatric Institute
"Bravo to Dr. Hill for taking on the task of explaining in detail the scientific and clinical information related to the controversial aspects of marijuana use, addiction, and legalization. He brings his personal, professional, and scientific knowledge to the table in an effort to provide readers with much more than a cursory overview of the issues. Novice readers will come away with broad knowledge of the field, and those who have already formed opinions will be forced to rethink their positions...
--Alan J. Budney, PhD, professor of psychiatry at the Geisel School of Medicine, Dartmouth
A very valuable resource for those who want to understand this problem and move beyond rhetoric to reality. NY Journal of Books"