Detectability of the Psychotropic Substance Cannabis in Head or Body Hair: Update of Forensic Criminalistics [chapter]

Thorsten Floren
2020 Health Benefits of Marijuana [Working Title]  
Cannabis is a substance known and used by humans for thousands of years. Both from China and India, very old written traditions are known, which prove the use of cannabis in medicine. From the USA, there are opinions of scientists, who attribute a much higher risk for a lethal overdose to prescription drugs than is possible at all by the consumption of cannabis. Estimates for the area of the Federal Republic of Germany assume approximately 85,000 deaths per year due to the use of drugs and
more » ... undesirable side effects. The legal view of cannabis use is, with a few exceptions, a worldwide ban. In order to be able to implement these legal
doi:10.5772/intechopen.90881 fatcat:u7hrorzrlvcqfojfikpoiq22kq