Author(s): Michael Backes
As medical cannabis grows in popularity and legality, there is great demand for clear, easy-to-follow information for the layperson based on the latest sound medical and evidence-based research. Cannabis Pharmacy details which cannabis strains are most effective for treating different conditions; shows how to identify those strains, describes how to prepare the appropriate strain for use, how best to administer the preparation and specifies how to modify dosage. Provides a reference guide to some 40 common ailments and illnesses from headache, to IBS, to the side effects of certain cancer treatments. Whether the reader is an existing medical cannabis patient who wants to learn more about his treatment or a self-medicator with no access to professional help who wishes to learn how she can effectively treat a specific condition, Cannabis Pharmacy provides the clearest, most reliable and useful information available anywhere.
Pre-publication praise for "Cannabis Pharmacy" "[T]horough, accurate, and yet easy to read coverage of what every prescribing physician and patient needs to know about medical marijuana, its metabolism and effects, its risks and possible benefits, along with cautions and details about available forms and modes of administration." --Sander Greenland, Professor Emeritus, Fielding School of Public Health, University of California, Los Angeles "Michael Backes presents much valuable knowledge collected from diverse disciplines, supporting present-day practical approaches to effectively using medical cannabis--most importantly, which varieties may work best for certain medical conditions--and prepares us for what to expect in the near future. Cannabis Pharmacy is well written, informative, and most of all a timely as well as a fascinating read." -- Robert C. Clarke, Projects Manager, International Hemp Association, and author of "Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany" "A superbly written and easily accessible expert guide filled with practical know-how . . . It will undoubtedly become an essential foundational educational text about the value and depth of the human-cannabis relationship, and how to apply the very best of what is known about medical cannabis to maximize health and well-being." --Sunil Kumar Aggarwal, MD, PhD, medical cannabis expert, www.cannabinergy.com "Crucial reading for anyone interested in cannabis and the new frontier of cannabis medicine." --Mark Haskell Smith, author of "Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup" "Now, more than ever, people need clear, well researched, unbiased, factual reporting about the benefits and drawbacks of marijuana use. This book provides that . . . [It] is destined to become the standard work on the subject." --Barry Miles, author of "Call Me Burroughs," founder of the Indica Bookstore, and Beats historian "There is now so much science supporting the legalization and acceptance of medical marijuana use, yet not enough effective communication . . . Cannabis Pharmacy excels at filling that need." --Randy Olson, author of "Don't Be Such A Scientist: Talking Substance in the Age of Style" "An excellent compendium for anyone considering--or using--medical marijuana. Highly recommended." --Martin A. Lee, director of Project CBD and author of "Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana"
Michael Backes is head of research and development for Abatin Wellness Center, a medical cannabis dispensary and research center in Sacramento, California. He is currently working with the State of California to help develop legislation to clarify the state's medical marijuana laws. Prior to Abatin, Backes founded Cornerstone Research Collective, the first science-based medical cannabis collective in California. Michael Backes is active with Project CBD, a non-profit educational service dedicated to promoting and publicising research into the medical utility of cannabidiol (a cannabis molecule) and the International Association for Cannabinoid Medicines. Andrew Weil, M.D., is a world-renowned leader and pioneer in the field of integrative medicine, a healing oriented approach to health care which encompasses body, mind and spirit. Combining a Harvard education and a lifetime of practicing natural and preventive medicine, Dr. Weil is the founder and director of the Arizona Center for Integrative Medicine at the University of Arizona Health Sciences Center, where he is also a Clinical Professor of Medicine and Professor of Public Health and the Lovell-Jones Professor of Integrative Rheumatology. Dr. Weil is an internationally-recognised expert for his views on leading a healthy lifestyle, his philosophy of healthy aging, and his critique of the future of medicine and health care.