The Practical Guide to Medicinal MarijuanaBook - 2014
Grand Central Pub
Evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive guide to the most popular varieties
The most comprehensive, easy-to-use book available on understanding and using medical marijuana
There are currently 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 20 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal. As medical cannabis becomes an accepted herbal medicine, there is a demand for clear, easy-to-follow information for the layperson based on the latest sound medical and evidence-based research.
Written by Michael Backes, a respected expert in the field, Cannabis Pharmacy begins with the history of medical marijuana and an explanation of how cannabis works with the body's own endocannabinoid system. Backes goes on to explore in detail 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties, how to identify them, the differences between them, and the medical conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. Additional chapters describe how to prepare and store cannabis, how best to administer those preparations, and how to modify and control dosage. Also included is a guide to 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease.
Meticulously researched and written in an easy and accessible style, Cannabis Pharmacy provides the clearest, most complete, and most practical information available on the use and benefits of medical marijuana.
Baker & Taylor
Introduces the use of medical marijuana, offering information on the effects of the drug on the body, practical ways of using it medicinally, notes on distinct marijuana varieties and their properties, and an overview of conditions treated by marijuana.
Author Michael Backes presents students, academics, researchers, medical professionals working in a wide variety of contexts, and general interest readers with an examination of the medical use of cannabis for a variety of ailments and illnesses. The author has organized the main body of his text in four chapters devoted to cannabis as a medicine, using medical cannabis, the varieties of medical cannabis, and the medical uses of cannabis. Michael Backes is a consultant specializing in cannabis science and policy issues based in California. Annotation ©2015 Ringgold, Inc., Portland, OR (protoview.com)