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Introduction

Cannabis is a strange beast. It exists in several different realms, each with its own aura, point of focus, and language.

There is the cannabis of the world of illegal drugs. This cannabis has an air of danger, fear, and addiction. Words you hear in this realm of cannabis include: Weed, wasted, addict, stoner, schizophrenia, illegal, Schedule I, war on drugs.

There is the cannabis of the world of recreational drugs. This cannabis has an air of calm, relaxation, euphoria, uninhibitedness. Words you hear in this realm of cannabis include: dab, vape, budder, wax, rig, shatter, blunt, kief, bubble hash.

And there is the cannabis of the world of healthcare. This cannabis has an air of science and discovery. Words you hear in this realm of cannabis include: cannabinoid, receptor, decarboxylate, tetrahydrocannabinol, synergies, agonist, acids.

But what if you’re simply a new medical user who wants to feel comfortable with the big picture? You want to be able to get past the aura of fear and illegality. You want to feel comfortable being a cannabis user. You want to be able to ask your doctor, as well as your cannabis dispenser, thoughtful questions. You just want to feel comfortable using cannabis to address your pain or your glaucoma or your insomnia. So how do you weave your way through the different worlds and get the basic information you need? 

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Errata for The Medical Cannabis Primer

p. iv, Disclaimer, 3rd column, 2nd paragraph: "Neither the Author, the Editor nor the Publisher is responsible for the claims or validity of external websites, research papers, studies, or opinions."

p. 1, 1st column, 3rd paragraph: "Cannabis for medical use is the subject of this compendium. Opponents of the use of medical cannabis have three primary objections."

p. 10, 2nd column, bottom of page: "ProCon.org examined the number of deaths for 17 different FDA-approved drugs used to treat conditions that cannabis could also be used to treat."

p. 19, 2nd column, last sentence: "Potent indica strains may give some patients what is called 'couchlock,' a condition in which they become so relaxed that they can barely get up from the sofa."

p. 34, Figure 2-20: Cannabis Compounds: "Some 483 Cannabis Compounds"

p. 36, 1st column, 3rd paragraph: "There are two well-documented endocannabinoids, anandamide and 2-AG, although there are others as well."

p. 47, Figure 3-4: Purchase Units: 7th row, right column: "1 cartridge" 

p. 72, Right column, 2nd paragraph: "New gene selection techniques, cross-breeding methods, cultivating techniques, and processing technologies will continue to feed the availability of new forms and methods of cannabis ingestion in the coming years.

p. 83, Right column, top of page: "4-9: Factors Influencing Effects of Cannabis on Individuals" should be "4-7: Tinctures: Dosage in Drops"

p. 83, Right column, bottom of page: "In this respect, cannabis is not much different from those other medications."

p. 86, 1st column, last sentence: "Finally, the rate of absorption of cannabis in edibles and the duration of the effects are much higher when cannabis is ingested with healthy fats."

p. 92, Figure 5-2: THC Ratio by Condition: Autoimmune Diseases

p. 120, Medical Disclaimer, 2nd column, 2nd paragraph: "Neither the Author, the Editor nor the Publisher is responsible for the claims or validity of external websites, research papers, studies, or opinions."

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