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

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By Michael Backes

Evidence-based info on utilizing hashish for diseases and stipulations, plus a finished advisor to the most well-liked varieties

The so much entire, easy-to-use booklet on hand on figuring out and utilizing clinical marijuana

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

Written by means of Michael Backes, a revered professional within the box, Cannabis Pharmacy starts off with the background of scientific marijuana and a proof of ways hashish works with the body's personal endocannabinoid approach. Backes is going directly to discover intimately 27 of the most well-liked hashish forms, how one can determine them, the variations among them, and the health conditions for which sufferers have stated effectiveness. extra chapters describe tips to arrange and shop hashish, how most sensible to manage these arrangements, and the way to change and keep an eye on dosage. additionally incorporated is a advisor to 29 illnesses and health problems for which medical professionals in most cases suggest scientific marijuana, together with power 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 kind, Cannabis Pharmacy presents the clearest, such a lot entire, and so much useful details to be had at the use and merits of scientific marijuana.

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There is a common and false distinction made between the misuse of licit drugs versus the abuse of illicit ones. Both licit and illicit drugs can be used rationally and irrationally; both are misused. The molecules that make up the drugs are neither good nor evil. To claim that cannabis is completely safe and can cause no harm is as irrational as claiming that cannabis has no medicinal use whatsoever. The reality is that cannabis can be used medicinally, and that cannabis can cause harm if not used intelligently.

5 A photograph of a neolithic cave painting discovered in southwest Japan. Between the two tall hemp leaves, it is just possible to discern human and horse figures above the swirling waves. Cannabis on the Move Cannabis Travels West Until the seventeenth century, very little was written in the West about the medicinal uses of cannabis. In his oft-quoted Anatomy of Melancholy, the English scholar Robert Burton included “hemp-seed” in a laundry list of plant remedies for depression, and renowned herbalist Nicholas Culpeper included hemp as an anti-inflammatory in The English Physitian [sic].

The high heat used to smoke, vaporize, or cook cannabis quickly transforms cannabinoid acids into this neutral form (see opposite). It is also possible to convert the various cannabinoid acids into their neutral forms with the steady application of moderate heat at a temperature that is below boiling or combustion points of the cannabis constituents. Conversion of THCA to THC The conversion of THCA to THC in herbal cannabis medicines can be quickly accomplished at 310°F (154°C) maintained for a period of seven minutes.

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