If you or a loved one is suffering a medical condition that you think would be better treated and managed with medical marijuana, or if you just want to learn everything about cannabis as a therapeutic option, there are various resources you can read. Here are some of the best books on medical marijuana:
1. Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes
This book is perfect for those who are looking for clear, scientific, practical and reliable information on medical cannabis and its applications. It covers the history of marijuana, how the substance interacts with our body, the endocannabinoid system, how it treats a variety of medical conditions, how to administer it, how to identify various cannabis strains, and the best way to store cannabis.
2. The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis by Laurie and Mary Wolf
If you want to learn more about medicating with marijuana, this book is a good read. Other than being a great resource on medical cannabis with accurate, evidence-based, and easy-to-understand information on cannabis, it is also a cookbook. It has three parts, the first two of which focus on the history of marijuana and the profiles of various strains. The third section gives you tasty and effective cannabis recipes that will help you can make your own cannabis infused sweet treats and therapeutic tinctures, among many others.
3. The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques to Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases by Uwe Blesching
This book is a comprehensive and in-depth resource that combines insights from more than a thousand studies and research on cannabinoid and consciousness. All these insights present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical cannabis on more than 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. This book, written by a former paramedic with a PhD degree in alternative healthcare, shows that subtle shifts in awareness observed in patients using cannabis greatly contribute to the therapeutic potential of the substance.
4. The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana by Jorge Cervantes
This award-winning book is the definitive guide to cultivating and consuming medical cannabis. It is packed with updated information and explains the essential techniques of growing cannabis outdoors, indoors, and in greenhouses. It talks about well-researched gardening practices complete with illustrated step-by-step instructions. The 596-page book also includes over 2,000 color images and it has chapters on the history of medical cannabis, medical varieties, cannabinoid measurement, and even on medicinal concentrates and cooking. It also talks about garden room and greenhouse design, construction, and maintenance.
5. The Medical Cannabis Guidebook: The Definitive Guide to Using and Growing Medicinal Marijuana by Jeff Ditchfield
This book is considered to be the most exhaustive handbook on medical marijuana, with information on the kinds of diseases and ailments it can help treat and manage, the real case studies on medical cannabis users, legal advice, grow information, recipes for extracts, administration techniques, and the therapeutic uses of medical marijuana throughout the years.
6. Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease by Clint Werner
This book tries to prove how medical marijuana can help people live healthier lives and how people suffering from cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease can benefit from using cannabis. This book is backed by documented research and the author’s personal experience.