Specifically, this Primer Addresses:
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
Forms of Use
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
144 pages - 10 Chapters
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
This compendium provides an unbiased, clear and concise overview of all the key information and supporting evidence for medical cannabis. This is precisely what every patient and healthcare provider needs to start making informed and rational decisions about the use of medical cannabis.
Mike Robinson, Founder
Global Cannabinoid Research Center
I’ve never seen anything so complete, properly compiled, and easily comprehendible for literally anyone interested in seriously learning about cannabis as medicine.
Prof. Mitch Leventhal, Ph.D.
Cannabis Industry Educator, Warwick Institute of Cannabis Arts & Science Llc
Packed with well documented data, well designed graphs and charts, and exceptional photography, this book will be a valued resource for many patients, but can equally serve as an excellent textbook for cannabis industry training courses.
Dr. Jake F. Felice, N.D., L.M.P.
Cannabis Matrix Consulting
This book describes multiple essential topics for patients and consumers who are looking to navigate the complex world of cannabis and cannabis therapeutics.
Kate Zhong, MD, MSc
CEO, CNS Innovations
I’m very impressed with the content and writing style – comprehensive and engaging. I particularly liked the way the references were organized and presented, the tables and figures were constructed, and the chapters were built upon one another, so readers can navigate through the complicated cannabis pathway in a clear and cohesive manner. Well done.
Ben Caplan, MD
Founder, Chief Medical Officer, Cannabis Medicine Family Physician
This book is an excellent resource. Well-organized, simplifying a complex literature in elegant design!
Medical Director of Caregiver Support Clinical Eligibility and Appeals Team for NY/NJ VA Healthcare Network
As a physician, I just want you to know how well done [The Medical Cannabis Primer] is. It is my favorite.
J. Louie Esquivel, General Manager
Cal Green Medical
This book is comprehensive, and I know our patients will find it valuable. I would recommend it to anyone who truly wants to learn about cannabis and its benefits.
Morton Sacks, M.D.
Medical Cannabis & Healthy Aging Consultant
This is a wonderful book, a great primer for anyone who’s interested in learning anything about cannabis. It’s also very good for people who have experience in the field because it’s quite detailed and has a lot of colorful illustrations.
Ryan P. Basham, M.D.
This primer is very well done, very thorough and well researched. The tables and graphics make it much more "digestible" in comparison to a medical text. This is an asset for potential patients.
Head Cannabis Science Educator at the Cannabis Coaching Institute and founder of Reveal Cannabis