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The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health

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After decades of misinformation about cannabis largely due to the well-funded propaganda campaign in the 1930s, public attitudes toward the drug have finally begun to evolve. In 1996, California became the first state to legalize medical marijuana and since then, 28 other states, 2 U.S. territories, and the District of Columbia have followed suit. Now countless patients ...more
Paperback, 240 pages
Published November 8th 2018 by Rowman & Littlefield Publishers
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Bogi Takács
Impulse borrow from the library, who presumably got it because Missouri just passed medical marijuana legislation. It was quite interesting and informative; I appreciated the many citations too and ended up reading some of the cited papers. (Random fact: I did not know that CBDA is a selective COX2 inhibitor!)

Source of the book: Lawrence Public Library
Sep 24, 2018 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2018, 2018-netgalley
I found this to be a very informative book. Much more so than what I have researched on the internet. The author gives pros, cons, and things I have that would make me rethink whether this is the way to go. A God given plant compared to a chemical that is man made? Easy choice, I think.

Having Rheumatoid Arthritis, a total knee replacement, a total shoulder replacement, anxiety, and depression... I really would like to see if it would help me. Florida drug laws have changed so much since July 1,
Book Him Danno
Nov 14, 2018 rated it really liked it
As a text book this works as a book anyone would pick up and read I find it a little difficult at times. The author is well informed and gives the pros and cons to this form of medication. They do not tell you to use it without making sure you as a consumer are well informed. The author talks about legal allegations, the political side effect and you can tell by the passion they want this to become more main stream with the guidance of professionals.

Did she convince me? I am still on the fence
Oct 13, 2018 rated it really liked it
The Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health is written by a medical doctor, Dr. Frye, who has first hand experience with the role that cannabis plays in medical treatment. This air of legitimacy firmly grounds the book in facts, rather than creating a political agenda. The political limitations are discussed though, as the research that could be done is stalled by the government. That said, the book focuses on the medical value of cannabis, and it is this information that makes this ...more
Feb 09, 2020 rated it it was amazing
Shelves: cannabis, non-fiction
Great source for beginners to medical cannabis! Reputable, well-cited, and abundant with information. I especially appreciated that she dedicated a whole chapter to the potential risks of cannabis, acknowledging that like any other medicine, it's not a magical cure-all. There is some scientific jargon in the book, but it's not overly technical to the point that a layperson couldn't understand. I'd feel comfortable giving a copy of this to a family member who is skeptical of cannabis because of ...more
Nov 14, 2018 rated it it was amazing
This was the best book on Medical Marijuana I have read. Very informative. A must read for anyone with chronic pain or illness that prescription medication has not been able to help. Patricia Frye MD gives very specific information on treating chronic pain with cannabis.

I voluntarily read and reviewed an advanced copy of this book courtesy of NetGalley. All thoughts and opinions are my own.
Oct 05, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: nonfiction, reviewed
This is in-depth, highly detailed information about virtually every aspect of medical marijuana. The author, Dr. Frye, is clear an expert professional in this field.

I heard the audiobook edition. A print or Kindle version would be more useful becaus you could make notes, bookmarks, and highlights.
M. Sarki
Oct 16, 2018 rated it it was amazing
Excellent textbook for anyone wanting to know about the benefits of using Cannabis for your health. Very informative and enlightening.
K. Mosher
Aug 27, 2019 rated it really liked it
Shelves: health
Very informative for those of us who know little on the subject. This book even has a basic guide to medical use strains in the rear.
Aug 26, 2019 rated it liked it
Targeted at lay people. It covers the ECS in some depth but if you've done any prior research on the topic you probably know most of the ECS information provided.
Oct 14, 2019 rated it it was amazing
Im giving it 5 stars largely because, while being such a technical book that is very thoroughly researched (based on 22 pages of references cited in the appendix), it is extremely readable and comprehensive in all the topics it covers.
There is common sense advice for the novice user, a couple of technical recipes, research cited regarding what ailments cannabis can alleviate, excellent explanations of the cannabinoids found in dispensary cannabis products (CBAG? CBN? THCA? CBA? Etc) and a short
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