Examines the risks and side effects of medicinal cannabis and how these risks compare with those for other substances patients use to self-medicate
Discusses the nature of the cannabis species, the parts of the plant, its active substances, and how those substances work in the body
Explains how the plant is processed into different forms of use, so users can decide which form is most appropriate to address their needs
Reviews information on potency and dosing and how effects differ across products and individuals
Describes how cannabis compounds interact with one another to treat different medical conditions
Presents the nature of healthcare industry support and opposition to medicinal cannabis and describes methodological problems with research findings
Explains recent advances in our understanding of how cannabis works in our bodies, and provides a glimpse of cannabis’s potential, to treat conditions
Explains product testing requirements and the current state of testing
1. The MMJ Controversy
3. Forms of Use
4. Potency & Dosing
5. Compound Interactions
6. Conditions Addressed
7. Medical vs. Recreational
10. Putting It All Together
Angela Hardy, Pharm.D.
Cannabis Educator and Cannabis Clinical Consultant
Mike Robinson, Founder
Global Cannabinoid Research Center
Ryan P. Basham, M.D.
Dr. Jake F. Felice, N.D., L.M.P.
Cannabis Matrix Consulting
Ben Caplan, MD
Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Cannabis Medicine Family Physician
Medical Director of Caregiver Support Clinical Eligibility and Appeals Team for NY/NJ VA Healthcare Network
J. Louie Esquivel, General Manager
Cal Green Medical
Kate Zhong, MD, MSc
CEO, CNS Innovations
Morton Sacks, M.D.
Medical Cannabis & Healthy Aging Consultant