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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.
The most comprehensive book available on treating the symptoms of illness and disease with medical marijuana
There are currently 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 18 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is approved and regulated. As medical cannabis grows in popularity and legality, 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 an expert in the field, Cannabis Pharmacy identifies which cannabis strains are most effective for treating different conditions, describes how to prepare the appropriate strain for use and how best to administer the preparation, and specifies the recommended dosage for different strains and conditions. Also included is a guide to treating the symptoms of some 40 specific ailments and illnesses, including headache, irritable bowel syndrome, and the side effects of certain cancer treatments.
Whether the reader is an existing medical cannabis patient who wants to learn more about his or her treatment or a self-medicator with no access to professional help, Cannabis Pharmacy provides the clearest and most useful information available anywhere.
About the Author
is head of research and development for Abatin Wellness Center, a medical cannabis dispensary and research center in Sacramento, California. He is currently working with the State of California to help develop legislation to clarify the state's medical marijuana laws. Prior to Abatin, Backes founded Cornerstone Research Collective, the first science-based medical cannabis collective in California. Michael Backes is active with Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicizing research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (a cannabis molecule), and the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. Backes is consulting to the American Herbal Pharmacopeia on the first scientific monograph on cannabis to be published in the United States since the 1940s. He was part of the National Cannabis Industry Association's first lobbying day on Capitol Hill in 2011 that met with congressional members. He lives in Sacramento, California.
Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind, and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil received both his medical degree and his undergraduate AB degree in biology (botany) from Harvard University. Dr. Weil is an internationally-recognized expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care. Approximately 10 million copies of Dr. Weil's books have been sold, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimum Health, Eating Well for Optimum Health, The Healthy Kitchen, Healthy Aging, and Why Our Health Matters.