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Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana
     

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana

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by Michael Backes, Andrew Weil
 

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In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the

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In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body's own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on the body's encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional varietals, and a new system for classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana. There are currently more than 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 29 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.

Editorial Reviews

Library Journal
09/15/2014
Backes, a consultant for a Southern California-based cannabis and policy group, has pulled together his research into an accessible personal reference text on medical marijuana/cannabis. He sifts out American pop culture marijuana "facts"—knowledge stemming from movie and television representations of marijuana use and users. In its place, he gives readers evidence-based information. We learn about the difficulties of dosing and of finding a consistent product and how the drug's effectiveness as a treatment alters depending on how it is prepared. Backes also discusses how marijuana and its components, cannabis and THC, are not miracle cures but that they can improve quality of life. The author provides a lengthy list of diseases and disorders in which medicinal use of marijuana may relieve the most distressing symptoms. The content is occasionally peppered with biochemistry but is otherwise suitable for all readers. With a foreword by Andrew Weil, this book will catch the eye of Prevention readers and those who are interested in integrative medicine as well as complementary and alternative therapies. VERDICT Suitable as an at-home reader for patients (and their families) considering medicinal marijuana as a treatment option.—Rachel M. Minkin, Michigan State Univ. Libs., Lansing
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Pre-publication praise for Cannabis Pharmacy:

"[T]horough, accurate, and yet easy to read coverage of what every prescribing physician and patient needs to know about medical marijuana, its metabolism and effects, its risks and possible benefits, along with cautions and details about available forms and modes of administration." —Sander Greenland, Professor Emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles

"Michael Backes presents much valuable knowledge collected from diverse disciplines, supporting present-day practical approaches to effectively using medical cannabis—most importantly, which varieties may work best for certain medical conditions—and prepares us for what to expect in the near future. Cannabis Pharmacy is well written, informative, and most of all a timely as well as a fascinating read." — Robert C. Clarke, Projects Manager, International Hemp Association, and author of Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

"A superbly written and easily accessible expert guide filled with practical know-how . . . It will undoubtedly become an essential foundational educational text about the value and depth of the human–cannabis relationship, and how to apply the very best of what is known about medical cannabis to maximize health and well-being." —Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, medical cannabis expert, www.cannabinergy.com

"Crucial reading for anyone interested in cannabis and the new frontier of cannabis medicine." —Mark Haskell Smith, author of Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup

"Now, more than ever, people need clear, well researched, unbiased, factual reporting about the benefits and drawbacks of marijuana use. This book provides that . . . [It] is destined to become the standard work on the subject." —Barry Miles, author of Call Me Burroughs, founder of the Indica Bookstore, and Beats historian

"There is now so much science supporting the legalization and acceptance of medical marijuana use, yet not enough effective communication . . . Cannabis Pharmacy excels at filling that need." —Randy Olson, author of Don't Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in the Age of Style

"An excellent compendium for anyone considering—or using—medical marijuana. Highly recommended." —Martin A. Lee, director of Project CBD and author of Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781603763349
Publisher:
Hachette Books
Publication date:
09/09/2014
Sold by:
Hachette Digital, Inc.
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
272
Sales rank:
334,625
File size:
7 MB

Meet the Author

Michael Backes specializes in cannabis science and policy issues at a southern California consultancy, which maintains clients throughout the United States. He previously founded the first evidence-based medical cannabis dispensary. Backes is active with Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (a non-psychoactive cannabis molecule), the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines, and is a member of the American Herbal Products Association's Cannabis Committee. He lives in Southern 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. He holds undergraduate and medical degrees from Harvard University. Approximately 10 million of Dr. Weil's books have been sold, including Spontaneous Healing, 8 Weeks to Optimal Health, and Healthy Aging.

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Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana 5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 1 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Good info.