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.
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, including anxiety, ADHD, Depression, Gastrointestinal disorders, Insomnia, Menopause, Migraine, Pain, PTSD, and more, that can be alleviated with marijuana.
About 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.
"It is my strong hope that the work of Michael Backes and other like-minded professionals will inspire further rational and scientific approaches to cannabis."—Andrew Weil, M.D., from the Foreword
"My 'go-to' book for patients needing accessible, accurate, and well-presented educational information on all aspects of this healing plant."—Ethan Russo, M.D.
"Thorough, accurate, and yet easy-to-read coverage of what every prescribing physician and patient needs to know about medical marijuana."—Sander Greenland, professor emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles
"Scientific research meets practical information in this wide-ranging examination of cannabis as a complex medicine... A well-designed and -illustrated and easy-to-use resource about an increasingly mainstream medicine."—Booklist