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CBD : a patient's guide to medicinal cannabis / Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum ; foreword by Michael H. Moskowitz, MD.

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Detroit Lakes Public Library 615.7827 LEI (Text) 33500013181573 New Available -

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  • ISBN: 9781623171834
  • ISBN: 1623171830
  • Physical Description: xxxii, 317 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
  • Publisher: Berkeley, California : North Atlantic Books, [2017]

Content descriptions

Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-292) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. I.A patient's primer on cannabis and CBD -- ch. 1. Cannabis as medicine through the ages -- ch. 2. The biology and chemistry of cannabis and CBD -- ch. 3. Ways to take the medicine -- ch. 4. Alphabetized list of health issues -- ch. 5. Women's health issues -- pt. II. CBD for health concerns -- pt. III. Veterinary CBD -- pt. IV. Varieties of cannabis -- ch. 7. Understanding genetics to match strain to condition -- ch. 8. Alphabetized list of high-CBD strains -- pt. V. The future of cannabis-based medicine -- ch. 9. Cannabis as a tool to fight the opioid epidemic -- ch. 10. Political and legal trends -- ch. 11. What's next: the leading edge of cannabis-based medical developments.
Summary, etc.:
"This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the "highs" associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals. While cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, only in the last fifty years have scientists begun to shed light on the chemistry of the plant and its interactions with the human body. Research has led to the discovery of a whole new system in the body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in mediating functions such as appetite, immunity, mood, pain response, and memory. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant. In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic."
Author Notes

LEONARD LEINOW has three decades of experience growing and studying medical cannabis and brings a unique spiritual perspective to his work. In 2009, he formed Synergy Wellness, a not-for-profit medical cannabis collective in California. Leinow is known for his proprietary blends of tinctures and medicine used for cancer and epilepsy patients.

Trained as a cultural anthropologist, JULIANA BIRNBAUM has lived and worked in the U.S., Europe, Japan, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Brazil. In 2005, she founded Voices in Solidarity, an initiative that partnered with tribal leaders from the Brazilian Amazon to support the development of the community-led environmental education center featured in her first book, Sustainable [R]evolution.

Subject: Cannabis > Therapeutic use.
Marijuana > Therapeutic use.
HEALTH & FITNESS > Herbal Medications.
MEDICAL > Alternative Medicine.
Cannabis > Therapeutic use.
Marijuana > Therapeutic use.
Medical Marijuana.
Medical Marijuana > therapeutic use.
Genre: Popular Work.

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