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Cannabis pharmacy : the practical guide to medical marijuana / Michael Backes ; foreword by Andrew Weil, M.D.

Backes, Michael, (author.).

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  • 12 of 12 copies available at Bibliomation. (Show)
  • 1 of 1 copy available at Booth & Dimock Library - Coventry.
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General Note:
"Evidence-based information on using cannabis for ailments and conditions, plus a comprehensive guide to the most popular varieties"--Cover.
Bibliography, etc. Note:
Includes bibliographical references (pages 246-265) and index.
Formatted Contents Note:
pt. 1. Cannabis as a medicine -- Historical context -- The cannabis plant -- How medical cannabis does and doesn't work -- How cannabis works within the body -- Adverse effects of medical cannabis -- The endocannabinoid system : a brief primer -- Phytocannabinoids and terpenoids : the principal active ingredients of medicinal cannabis -- Genotypes, phenotypes, and chemotypes of medical cannabis -- pt. 2. Using medical cannabis -- Metabolizing medical cannabis -- Dosage : a short introduction -- Storing cannabis -- Cannabis contaminants, pathogens, pesticides, and adulterants -- Forms of cannabis -- Delivery and dosing -- Using medicinal cannabis in the workplace -- pt. 3. Varieties of medical cannabis -- What makes a cannabis variety and why it's important -- Afghan -- AK-47 -- Blueberry -- Blue Dream -- Bubba Kush -- Chem '91/Chemdawg -- Cherry Cough -- G13 -- Grand Daddy Purple -- Harlequin -- Haze -- Hindu Kush -- Jack Herer -- LA Confidential -- Malawi Gold -- Neville's Haze -- Northern Lights #5 X Haze -- OG Kush -- Pincher Creek -- Purple Urkle -- S.A.G.E. -- Sensi Star -- Skunk #1 -- Sour Diesel -- Strawberry Cough -- Trainwreck -- White Widow -- pt. 4. Medical uses of cannabis -- Alzheimer's Disease -- Anxiety disorders -- Arthritis -- Asthma -- Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder -- Autism Spectrum disorders -- Autoimmune disorders -- Cachexia and appetite disorders -- Cancer -- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome -- Diabetes -- Fibromyalgia -- Gastrointestinal disorders -- Gerontology -- Glaucoma -- Hepatitis C -- HIV/AIDS -- Insomnia and sleep disorders -- Migraine and headache -- Multiple Sclerosis and movement disorders -- Nausea and vomiting -- Neuropathy -- Pain -- Parkinson's Disease -- Post-traumatic Stress Disorder -- Schizophrenia -- Seizure disorders -- Skin conditions -- Stress -- Cannabis and adolescence -- Cannabis and children -- Cannabis and pregnancy -- Cannabis and preventive medicine -- Cannabis and women's health -- Cannabis dependence and withdrawal -- Glossary.
Summary, etc.:
"In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes presents a comprehensive resource for understanding and using medical marijuana. In this essential guide, Backes 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. He explores 27 of the most popular cannabis varieties and the conditions for which patients have reported effectiveness. He also outlines 29 ailments and illnesses for which doctors commonly recommend medical marijuana, including chronic pain, chemotherapy-induced nausea, migraine, multiple sclerosis, Alzheimer's disease, fibromyalgia, and Parkinson's disease."--Back cover.
Subject: Cannabis > Therapeutic use.
Marijuana > Therapeutic use.

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Cannabis Pharmacy : The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana
Cannabis Pharmacy : The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana
by Backes, Michael; Weil, Andrew (Foreword by)
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Author Notes

Cannabis Pharmacy : The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana

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.


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