This is your essential reference to hemp-based cannabidiol (CBD), a non-psychoactive compound found in cannabis that boasts powerful medicinal properties for physical and mental ailments. It breaks down fact from fiction and provides practical, easy-to-understand information on CBD’s benefits. In a comprehensive introduction to CBD, you will learn the history of the cannabis plant; how hemp cannabis differs from marijuana; how to buy, store, and employ CBD oil safely (including dosages); and what federal regulations govern its use. This book will also provide simple instructions on how to use CBD oil to treat common ailments such as anxiety, depression, stress, pain, and insomnia, and provide 40 recipes for soothing drinks, tinctures, salves, and more to help you safely incorporate CBD into your daily health routine.
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 endocannabinoid system, which is understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory. Delivery methods including e-cigarette and vape designs are also covered here, along with information on additional varietals and a new system for classification. Cannabis Pharmacy covers more than 50 ailments and conditions that can be alleviated with marijuana. There are currently more than 4.2 million medical cannabis patients in the United States, and there are 33 states plus the District of Columbia where medical cannabis is legal.
The most comprehensive and approachable book available on understanding and using medical marijuana. Revised and updated with the latest information on varietals, delivery, dosing, and treatable conditions, Cannabis Pharmacy is “a well-designed and -illustrated and easy-to-use resource”(Booklist) for those considering medical marijuana as a treatment option.
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Medical marijuana has been available with a prescription card to people suffering serious ailments for some time. Limited studies have shown marijuana to reduce nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients and to improve the appetite of people with HIV/AIDS. It has also been used to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms. And as more studies are done and reveal more positive effects of cannabis, more states are changing their laws.
The times, they are a-changin’: It is very likely that if you voted in recent elections that laws and regulations regarding cannabis, or “marijuana” as it is more frequently known, were on the ballot. While cannabis was once considered an illegal substance and was outlawed for many decades, it is now becoming legal in more states each year. That is due in large part to a wider recognition of the natural healing properties of cannabis.
Perhaps the recent changes in cannabis laws have you curious. Or maybe you are looking for more natural remedies to treat ailments like chronic pain or anxiety and improve your health. Or you’re grandma has been using CBD oil to help with her arthritis, and you want to know if it’s right for your insomnia. And don’t forget edibles! Maybe they’re just what you need to help your anxiety so you can focus on keeping your resolutions in the new year. Whatever your reason for being curious about cannabis, you’re in the right place! Here are four great books for beginners that should be high on your list. These are authored by experts and leafing through them will get you the information you need about cannabis, figure out what form is right for you, and help dispel the stoner stereotype.
The CBD Bible
Dr. Dani Gordon is American board certified in Integrative & Holistic Medicine and a published researcher. She is widely considered one of the foremost international experts in CBD, cannabis, and natural medicine, and has worked as a consultant in the first cannabis medicine clinics in the UK. She recognizes the importance of helping people treat their ailments and help improve their overall health, which is why she wrote The CBD Bible. In it, she explains the different cannabis terms, the different forms and oils, why CBD oil has become so popular when other treatments fail, and provides guidance on dosing, sourcing, and the many different cannabis products available.