Cannabis Extracts in Medicine: The Promise of Benefits in Seizure Disorders, Cancer and Other Conditions

Cannabis Extracts in Medicine: The Promise of Benefits in Seizure Disorders, Cancer and Other Conditions


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780786496631
Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
Publication date: 10/16/2015
Series: McFarland Health Topics
Pages: 220
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.60(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Jeffrey Dach, M.D., is a practicing physician in Davie, Florida. He serves on the editorial board of Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine. His website is Elaine A. Moore has worked in hospital laboratories for more than 30 years, primarily in immunohematology and toxicology. She is a freelance medical writer and laboratory consultant. For more information, visit her website at She lives in Sedalia, Colorado. Justin Kander is the research and development coordinator for Aunt Zelda’s, a provider of medicinal cannabis in California. Kander has presented at cannabis conferences in Australia, Florida and Costa Rica. He lives in Bodega Bay, California.

Table of Contents

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments vi

Introduction by Elaine A. Moore 1

One—Cannabidiol (CBD) 5

Two—Cannabis Botany, Taxonomy and Growth 21

Three—The Endocannabinoid Receptor System 37

Four—Medical Marijuana 54

Five—Cannabis Phytochemicals and Extracts 73

Six—Medical Cannabis for Seizure Disorders 89

Seven—Medical Cannabis for Cancer and Pain 106

Eight—Research Studies on Cannabidiol 134

Nine—Legal Issues, Cannabis Farming and Politics 156

Ten—Notable Individuals in the Cannabis Extract Movement 171

Appendix: Resources 189

Works Cited 197

Index 211

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SherryF More than 1 year ago
BEFORE you condemn it, learn about it. I know this is a controversial subject, but there are so many reasons to rethink the illegality of marijuana. It is not all about getting high, but, also, feeling better, being able to lead a productive life for young and old alike. The illegality of marijuana came about in the 30’s. What drove it? Dupont, greed and politics? Reading Cannabis was an education for me, not only in the drug, marijuana, itself, but all the things surrounding it. The political ramifications, the cost to victims lives when they are imprisoned, and the loss of their possessions through asset forfeiture. I mean, we don’t treat a murderer this badly. So many diseases and ailments can be treated with marijuana, without the debilitating side affects of many legal pharmaceuticals…epilepsy, seizures, anxiety, bipolar, pain, cancer, parkinsons, and some major central nervous system disorders…insomnia, schizophrenia, multiple sclerosis, diabetes and inflammation and inflammatory diseases. The growing of marijuana is the same as creating legal pharmaceuticals, they are developed. You don’t just throw a seed in the ground, give it some water, light and fertilizer and voila. It is complicated and costly, but, in my book, something we need to consider. Have you had someone you love, or yourself, in torturous, overwhelming pain, anxiety that paralyzes you, a terminal illness that legal drugs make any kind of life impossible, , even though you are sitting beside the person, they are so drugged they don’t even know you are there? What is wrong with giving people all the options that are out there? Don’t you want to make your own choices, when your health and quality of life is on the line? At the end of each chapter of the book is a wonderful, simplistic summary of the chapter that makes things easy to understand. I would recommend this book to EVERYONE. I voluntarily reviewed a free copy of Cannabis Extracts In Medicine by Jeffrey Dach, MD.