Download Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes PDF

By Michael Backes

Evidence-based info on utilizing hashish for diseases and stipulations, plus a finished consultant to the preferred varieties

The so much finished, easy-to-use booklet to be had on knowing and utilizing scientific marijuana

There are at present 4.2 million clinical hashish sufferers within the usa, and there are 20 states plus the District of Columbia the place clinical hashish is felony. As scientific hashish turns into an authorised natural medication, there's a call for for transparent, easy-to-follow info for the layperson according to the newest sound clinical and evidence-based research.

Written via Michael Backes, a revered professional within the box, Cannabis Pharmacy starts with the historical past of scientific marijuana and an evidence of the way hashish works with the body's personal endocannabinoid procedure. Backes is going directly to discover intimately 27 of the preferred hashish kinds, the way to determine them, the variations among them, and the health conditions for which sufferers have said effectiveness. extra chapters describe tips on how to organize and shop hashish, how most sensible to manage these arrangements, and the way to switch and keep watch over dosage. additionally integrated is a advisor to 29 illnesses and health problems for which medical professionals normally suggest scientific marijuana, together with persistent soreness, chemotherapy-induced nausea, a number of sclerosis, Alzheimer's disorder, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease.

Meticulously researched and written in a simple and obtainable variety, Cannabis Pharmacy presents the clearest, such a lot entire, and such a lot useful info on hand at the use and merits of scientific marijuana.

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Because cannabis does not exhibit the toxicity of drugs such as opioids, dosing cannabis as a medicine tends to be imprecise. A brave group of activists choose to challenge the status quo and demand access to cannabis as a medicine. This book would not exist without the courageous precedent that these activists set. Organizations such as the Wo/Men’s Alliance for Medical Marijuana, Americans for Safe Access, Marijuana Policy Project, Drug Policy Alliance, and NORML have fought hard to ensure that medical cannabis is available to those in need.

What can go wrong when using cannabis, and how to reduce its downsides. The Endocannabinoid System: A Brief Primer—Since its discovery in 1989, the endocannabinoid system’s secrets are still being uncovered today. Phytocannabinoids and Terpenoids—the principal active ingredients of medicinal cannanbis—From cannabinoids to essential oils, from acidic versus neutral to pentyl versus propyl, take a trip on the science side. Genotypes, Phenotypes, and Chemotypes of Medical Cannabis—A quick guide to the world of cannabis genetics and genetic variation.

In this work, I attempt to provide a comprehensive overview of the uses of cannabis as medicine, even though the scientific and medical understanding of how cannabis works as a medicine continues to evolve. Cannabis is an extremely complex medicine, made more so because different varieties and forms of cannabis produce a range of medicinal effects. Part 1 provides a historical and scientific overview of cannabis as a medicine. Part 2 offers a guide to using medical cannabis. Part 3 focuses on 27 cultivated varieties of cannabis and how they produce different effects.

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