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Cannabis - A Subject Guide: Overview


In  reference to the drug:


In reference to the plant:

Cannabis Sativa and
Cannabis Indica

Main chemicals:

THC (tetrahydrocannabinol, or delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol)
CBD (Cannabidiol)

Leafly Glossary of Cannabis Terms

Reports and Studies

The Health Effects of Canabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research (2017)
Recent research on the health effects of recreational and therapeutic cannabis use from the National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine.

Oregon was the first U.S. state to decriminalize the possession of small amounts of cannabis, and among the first to authorize its use for medical purposes. Oregon Ballot Measure 91, an initiative petition to allow recreational use of marijuana, passed in November 2014. Effective January 1, 2017, marijuana can be sold for recreational use by businesses that have obtained a recreational license from the OLCC; such businesses can also sell for medical use. Medical marijuana dispensaries without a recreational license continue to sell marijuana for medical use.

Recreational marijuana sales in Oregon produced $60.2 million in state tax ­revenue in 2016, the first year of state-taxed pot sales. As of June 2016, there were 122 applications to grow pot in Jackson County and 91 were in neighboring Josephine County. Southern Oregon has long been the state's cannabis production hotbed, legal or illegal. The cannabis industry has quickly become a major force in the local economy, and the vibrant medical marijuana community continues to thrive.

Here are some of the books, magazines and other resources for learning more about the medical, recreational, economic and legal aspects of cannabis that you can find in your library.

Books on History, Legislation, Spiritual, and Recreational Aspects of Cannabis

Websites of Interest