Godfrey Pearlson, MD, Professor of Psychiatry and of Neuroscience, is the author of the new book “Weed Science,” a comprehensive book about cannabis.
Pearlson said the book is popular science, written for a general audience. The general theme stresses how science can inform the often polarizing debate about recreational and medical uses of cannabis. The book includes many interesting facts about the drug and how it affects our behavior.
According to reviewer Joe Dolce, author of "Brave New Weed: Adventures Into the Uncharted World of Cannabis, "the great surprise about ‘Weed Science’ is the writing. Most readers, myself among them, struggle to slog through the numbing jargon of journal articles - they can often be as dry as that old bag of marijuana that was stashed in the garage three years ago and forgotten. Dr. Pearlson is a fine writer with a well-honed sense of humor that adds some sheen to material that could otherwise come off as dutifully academic. Even though he takes science seriously he also makes it enjoyable - no easy feat."
"Weed Science" is Pearlson’s first venture into popular science writing. He is the author of more than 700 peer-reviewed scientific journal articles.