Cannabis (seeing through the smoke): The New Science of Cannabis and Your Health

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Cannabis (seeing through the smoke): The New Science of Cannabis and Your Health

Cannabis (seeing through the smoke): The New Science of Cannabis and Your Health

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Peter Grinspoon breaks down the myths and misconceptions surrounding cannabis as only a true expert can. Always seek qualified medical advice before making or advising changes to conventional treatment plans.

He is a certified Health and Wellness Coach as well as a board member of the advocacy group Doctors for Cannabis Regulation, and has been providing medical cannabis care for patients for two decades. By using the Web site, you confirm that you have read, understood, and agreed to be bound by the Terms and Conditions. In terms of content, the book makes a compelling argument in favour of reassessing the centrality of ‘gold standard’ RCTs (Randomised Controlled Trials) when it comes to the development of new medicines and treatments.A lot of information to take in, but good to have the facts rather than the fiction put about by media and the government. A really interesting time to revisit this topic as we’ve now had a few years of several countries trialling significant reductions in prohibitionist approaches to cannabis.

Sadly, we are surrounded by politicians in the Daily Mail and similar newspapers speaking utter nonsense and causing significant harm with their emotional stories and blinded to clear evidence that shows we need to be using this as a treatment. Renowned academic Professor David Nutt makes a compelling case for the medical benefits of cannabis. The plant’s chemical composition depends on the variety, preparation, growing conditions and harvesting, 1 so medical cannabis is usually a standardised oil. The only criticism I have for this book is that it has a lot of mention of Britain and it's policies but it also shows how to start the change from within very conservative minds whom have deemed all drugs to be problematic and punishable. And yet people are taking more drugs than at any other time in history and traffickers and drug pushers want this war to continue because they are making trillions of dollars.

Delta-9 tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) is the main psychoactive component of cannabis but cannabis plants contain more than 400 chemicals. And how many people die from cannabis, about 12 people (who only took cannabis and nothing else) every year. A powerfully-argued and persuasive, science-based argument in favour of legalisation and state regulation of cannabis.

The history, science and sociological approaches of the book offer a holistic insight into the demonisation and potential medical uses of the drug.

It gives a mild high like coffee, gives you energy, helps you concentrate for longer and helps you focus – and in its natural form it's no less addictive than coffee. In David's first ground-breaking book on the subject, he will cover its impact of all areas of the body and the brain and its effective use for treatment of illness from chronic pain, epilepsy, multiple sclerosis and PTSD, to anxiety and depression.

D. is a primary care physician and cannabis specialist at Massachusetts General Hospital and an Instructor in Medicine at Harvard Medical School. By completing your purchase, you agree to Audible's Conditions of Use and authorise Audible to charge your designated card or any other card on file.Americans have spent more on this than anything else to stop Pablo Escobar and yet he's managed to flood the USA with 80 tons of cocaine every month. I've been curious about the medical science of cannabis use, given its varied legalization and illegalization across Europe, the US, and the UK in recent decades. The film, Reefer Madness, which made out in a racist manner that the drug made people crazy, violent and mad. Whole genome analysis shows that the genes for cannabis use are the same for risk overdose psychosis,” he says. Cannabidiol-based medicines are often effective in rare and treatment-resistant epilepsies, including Dravet and Lennox-Gastaut syndromes 1, but whole plant extracts may be even more effective than pure cannabidiol.

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