This is a beautiful, full-color hardcover book that has two parts.
First is a scientific but not-too-technical story of the endocannabinoid system (ECS), biological system in all Earth’s vertebrates that lets cannabis work in the body and brain. But the main role of the ECS in the body is to create and maintain homeostasis—a state of balance throughout the body and brain. That means the ECS is an essential regulatory mechanism in the machinery of everyday life, and cannabis activates it.
In part 2, about medical cannabis, interviews with some of the world’s best cannabinoid researchers tell why and how cannabis helps treat PTSD, pain, MS, anxiety, some kinds of cancer, and many others. The book also offers some humor, describes clinical trials, has a resources section, and discusses the complex science of cannabinoids and many other elements of medical cannabis.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Cheryl Pellerin is a science writer with a bachelor of science degree in science journalism and nearly 30 years of experience writing about science in its many forms. Her first book was Trips: How Hallucinogens Work in Your Brain (1998). She worked as a freelancer for the Discovery Channel and others, then as a science writer for the State and Defense departments. She lives in northern Virginia.
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WHAT THEY’RE SAYING ABOUT HEALING WITH CANNABIS
“An impressive amount of research went into this book … A very useful source of information for people keen to learn more about cannabinoids and cannabis.” – Dr. Maurice Elphick, School of Biological and Chemical Sciences, professor of physiology and neuroscience at the Queen Mary University of London
Amazon review: Neal M. Goldsmith PhD
This comprehensive, up-to-date book … details the use of cannabis as medicine, covering the law and access, stress, neurology, pain, psychiatry and addiction, and cancer. … Made accessible with an abundance of color illustrations and a down-to-earth, often humorous style, this is the best book on the topic to date, and will be valued for classroom use, as well as by every curious citizen. Highly recommended.
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