As medical cannabis continues to gain respect as a legitimate medicine, cannabis-related literature is booming. There are hundreds of books on the subject, ranging from easy to read practical guides to scholarly textbooks and everything in between.
However, not all books are created equal, and the level of quality and research can vary enormously between titles, making it difficult for patients to get the facts they need to make an informed decision about their health and wellbeing.
We’re here to help. Here are five excellent books on medical cannabis that are actually worth reading:
1. Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease
Packed full of research, Clint Werner’s 2011 Marijuana Gateway to Health is a fantastic addition to your bookshelf, regardless of whether or not you’re a medical cannabis user. Although the title suggests a razor sharp focus, the book covers a lot of ground and is not exclusively focused on cancer and/or Alzheimer’s patients. In addition to detailing the medical benefits of medicinal cannabis, the book offers extensive insight into the history of cannabis as a form of therapy and the political factors that eventually led to its criminalization.
2. The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis
What this book lacks in physical size, it more than makes up for in quality information. Steve Elliott’s Little Black Book of Marijuana concisely covers the cultural and historical significance of cannabis before delving into its many medical applications. The book also acts as something of a cannabis index, as it refers to dozens of external sources (such as recipes, documentaries, articles and so on) and encourages you to check them out to expand your learning. The Little Black Book of Marijuana is proof that good things do come in small packages.
3. Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana
As the name implies, Michael Backes’ Cannabis Pharmacy focuses primarily on the use of medical marijuana and is a must have for existing or prospective medicinal cannabis users. Unlike some books that tend to sensationalize and oversimplify the research, Cannabis Pharmacy relies on hard scientific evidence to discuss the benefits of medical cannabis and gives your practical advice on how you can incorporate it into your treatment. The most recent edition includes up to date information on dosing, e-cigarette designs, new cannabis strains and more. This is the perfect book for anyone interested in the science behind how and why medical cannabis works.
4. The Medical Cannabis Guidebook
Medical Cannabis Guidebook is a comprehensive roundup of almost everything we know about medical cannabis. Author Mel Thomas doesn’t beat around the bush and forgoes fancy phrasing in favor of easy to understand language – great news for anyone who wants the information without all the noise. Expect expert insight into which health conditions can be treated with medical cannabis and step by step instructions on how to do so. The book also features a number of case studies to give readers some insight into the real-world benefits of using medicinal cannabis.
5. The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness
One of the most well known books in the industry, The Cannabis Manifesto can be considered essential reading for anyone interested in medicinal cannabis. As the founder of the world’s largest medical cannabis dispensary, author Steve DeAngelo is more than qualified to answer all your most pressing questions. Drawing on extensive research, The Cannabis Manifesto takes you on a compelling journey into the world of medical cannabis, exploring its physical, mental and spiritual effects and how it is shaping the face of modern health and wellbeing.
Knowledge is power – particularly if you’re a medical cannabis user. By reading these books, you’ll be better equipped than ever to understand how medical cannabis works and how it might benefit you as a patient. Happy reading!
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Each patient is unique and should be assessed by one of Canabo’s Cannabinoid Specialists to get the correct strains and amount of cannabis.
By: Jareth Trigwell