Author: Steven Leonard-Johnson, RN, PhD
Release Date: 2014-05-09
Prior to the outlawing of cannabis in 1937, major pharmaceutical companies produced a wide variety of cannabis-based medicines, but cannabis has actually been used as a medicine for thousands of years. Although it has a long history, the recent discovery (1992) of the body's widespread endocannabinoid system (ECS) has thrust cannabis back into the limelight again as a viable medicine. In 2012 over 2.5 million prescriptions were written for medical marijuana in the United States. CBD and THC are both cannabinoids found in cannabis. However, while THC produces a “high” in the user, CBD does not. And now legal CBD-rich hemp oil is available over-the-counter in all 50 states, without a prescription. It was discovered that the Hemp Family of plants (cannabis, marijuana) is loaded with cannabinoids that stimulate our ECS receptor sites. These sites are found in the brain, organs, glands, connective tissue and immune cells and plays regulatory roles in many physiological processes including appetite, pain-sensation, mood and memory. The primary purpose of this system revolves around maintaining balance in the body. Cannabinoids found in all varieties of cannabis work in harmony with the cannabinoids we naturally produce when our system is functioning properly. It is now coming to light that we may very well be “Endocannabinoid Deficient” and supplementing with Cannabidiol, known as CBD, may provide just what we're missing to restore optimum health. The health benefits of cannabidiol (CBD) from natural hemp oil is this book's primary focus. It explores the similarities, differences, uses and benefits of hemp, cannabis and medical marijuana along with the interplay of THC and CBD. Their 480 other components are also discussed, such as terpenoids, flavonoids, enzymes, vitamins, etc. Make no mistake about it, the endocannabinoid system, although newly discovered, is just as important as any other bodily system, like the muscular, cardiac, circulatory or digestive system. The ECS requires its own specialized medicine as found in the Hemp Family of plants, which is also known as cannabis, and which includes all strains of marijuana. Here is a list of conditions known and/or being researched that may be helped by cannabinoid therapeutics and supplementation: Acne ADD/ADHD Addiction AIDS ALS (Lou Gehrig's Disease) Alzheimer's Anorexia Antibiotic Resistance Anxiety Atherosclerosis Arthritis Asthma Autism Bipolar Cancer Colitis/Crohn's Depression Diabetes Endocrine Disorders Epilepsy/Seizure Fibromyalgia Glaucoma Heart Disease Huntington's Inflammation Irritable Bowel Kidney Disease Liver Disease Metabolic Syndrome Migraine Mood Disorders Motion Sickness Multiple Sclerosis Nausea Neurodegeneration Neuropathic Pain Obesity OCD Osteoporosis Parkinson's Prion/Mad Cow Disease PTSD Rheumatism Schizophrenia Sickle Cell Anemia Skin Conditions Sleep Disorders Spinal Cord Injury Stress Stroke/TBI 10% of the proceeds from sales of this book will be donated to the American Cannabis Nurses Association in an effort to bring together nurses, to share, integrate and one day certify nurses in the science of endocannabinoid therapeutics in nursing practice.
The Healing Effects of CBD Rich Hemp Oil Make Your Own CBD Oil at Home How to Extract, Use, and Heal with Cannabis Medicine I first learned about the medicinal benefits of marijuana through a Dutch friend who was born and raised in the Netherlands where marijuana has been legal for many years now. It was 1994 when I first got interested in learning more about the healing effects of marijuana, but not much data was available back then, as the internet was just in its infancy at that time. As a self-proclaimed Naturopathic healer, my interest just grew over time. Around the end of 1996, when California legalized marijuana for medical use, I was finally able to get more research data on the topic. For some reason, I always had this belief that marijuana holds a big secret under its leaves most of which we just haven't discovered yet. At first, Marijuana was only used as a painkiller in the medical field as a last resort for terminal patients that were suffering from AIDS, Cancer, and other such deadly illnesses. But after 2005, that started to change in a big way, researchers and doctors started seeing the true medicinal value of marijuana and the healing effects of its various ingredients like THC, CBD and Hemp oil. It was like opening a floodgate, so much started to pour in and so fast that it was truly overwhelming for most researchers. I too was consumed and overwhelmed with all the information. But I am sure some of you may not know all these details but most of you should remember when Dr. Sanjay Gupta of CNN did a medical breakthrough program of a 5 years old girl in New Jersey that was suffering from an acute case of Epilepsy where she was having 6-10 seizures a day and on modern medicine could stop that. Long story short, when the parents found out about the new marijuana-derived medical research, they took their daughter and started the new treatment immediately. Only after a few dosages, she began to recover, and from 10 seizures a day she is now down to one or two minor ones maybe once a month! Just imagine the power of Marijuana. My goal in this book is to share some proven facts about marijuana, and by facts, I mean the healing power and actual medicinal value of this plant, nothing more. I share what and how you can find healing through Cannabis-derived CBD oil. Now that Cannabis is being legal is many states, it is much easier to find these medicines without going outside the country. Lastly, before I get started, next time you vote, if you see an option for legalizing marijuana or medical or otherwise, please vote Yes and let's bring healing to everyone in every state, country and eventually in this great world of ours. In This Book I Show You: How Marijuana works in our body How CBD Works in our body 16 deadly diseases Cannabis can Heal How to Extract CBD oil from a Marijuana plant What are the 10 Most Popular CBD Therapy What is the proper Dosage for CBD Oil Exact dosage guideline for various illness and disorder What and how to buy the right type CBD 10 things to look for when choosing cannabis medicine 3 Ways to identify bad or fake CBD products The law regarding CBD and other Cannabis products True Testimonial of patients and users What the Doctors say about CBD Oil If this book can help heal even one person, I would consider my work a success. Thank you!
“Policy makers in states considering legalizing marijuana for medical purposes should read this well-researched book...recommended“—Choice “For students, academics, researchers, medical professionals and general interest readers...presents an examination of the potential medicinal uses of cannabis extracts.“—Reference & Research Book News As of December 2014, medicinal cannabis is legal in 23 states where news and medical journals report success stories of people recovering from diverse medical conditions such as epilepsy, cancer and chronic pain. In states where cannabis remains illegal, users and providers risk arrest and imprisonment. While the United States government has restricted cannabis medical research, advances have been made in Israel, Spain and Italy. One such breakthrough was the discovery of the endocannabinoid system in the brain and immune system. Endogenous cannabinoids are mimicked by THC and cannabidiol (CBD), cannabinoids found in the cannabis plant, thus accounting for its medicinal effects. Focusing on the biochemical properties, medical benefits and psychological effects of cannabinoids, this book provides an overview of anecdotal case reports, animal studies and clinical trials proposing cannabis for seizure disorder, cancer, chronic pain and other medical conditions.
It is no secret that treating patients with medical cannabis remains a misunderstood and controversial topic to many. A new word has been coined in the cannabis industry for those who still fear using cannabis: cannaphobia. Contributing to professional cannaphobia are the wide ranges of laws concerning medical cannabis. The laws seem disorganized, ambiguous, and confusing, not only from state to state, but from state to federal level as well. Many practitioners feel they may face trouble from the authorities if they recommend cannabis. On top of this, many practitioners have a lack of understanding of how medical cannabis works. Anyone who absorbs the information in this book will be able to hold his or her own in any conversation on the topic of medical cannabis. To be totally honest, I speak to many nurses and doctors who work in a completely allopathic setting, and they are clueless about medical cannabis, especially in the states where it is not as yet legal. This is understandable; however, it's probably not acceptable, in light of the fact that millions of people use cannabis as medicine. I think, as servants to the public, we need to ensure that our medical knowledge reflects the needs and reality of the public, not the other way around. A lack of knowledge about a medicine is not good form, especially in light of cannabis becoming one of the most significant medicines of our time and one of the most popular with the public. EXCERPT FROM CHAPTER 6: Neuro Biological Aspects of Medicinal Cannabis and Chronic Pain My clinical background has been rounded out from more than thirty years of hospital-based nursing and working as a medical massage therapist and biofeedback therapist in the clinical office setting. I was first licensed as a massage therapist in 1980 and then graduated nursing school in 1985. I received my biofeedback and psychiatric nursing certifications in 1989. During my thirty-plus years as a massage therapist, I have easily performed thousands of medical massage therapy and clinical biofeedback sessions. I did not mention in my bio that I also did medical massage therapy out of Dr. Jhaveri's medical office in Middletown, New York. It was when working with Dr. Jhaveri that I received my most intensive training in the psychophysiological aspects of stress and pain management. Also, in the summer of 1985, I was a massage therapist at Grossinger's Resort and Country Club in the Catskill Mountains in New York. I received a lot of invaluable training there from Grossinger's longtime resident masseur, a French physical therapist named Jules Bonnefin, PT, MsT. It was in the day-to-day work, apprenticing with the masters such as Jules and Dr. Jhavari, that I learned my trade. Massage therapists tune into muscles, and muscles at the basic.. END This book was written by best-selling cannabis nurse-author, Steven Leonard-Johnson, RN, PhD, who co-wrote "CBD-Rich Hemp Oil: Cannabis Medicine is Back." His book hit #1 in eleven countries on Amazon's best seller list in the category of psychopharmacology. This book, written by an ANCC board certified psychiatric nurse, is of the same caliber, yet goes even deeper into the psycho-physiological and neuro-biological mechanisms of medical cannabis. Steven's latest book is written with social consciousness in mind. He invited Vietnam Veteran Lieutenant Commander Al Byrne, USN, ret., to write the foreword of this book. By doing so, Lieutenant Commander Byrne has done an exquisite job in presenting a solid rationale for providing medical cannabis to Veterans. This is a powerful book designed to bring forth social change for a more compassionate society.
Author: James Paris
Publisher: Deanburn Publications
Release Date: 2018-12-18
Genre: Health & Fitness
CBD hemp oil is taking the world of alternative therapies by storm - and for good reason! Overwhelming scientific evidence has at last come to support what previousgenerations of the human race has known for centuries - CBD or'Cannabidiol' - one of the cannabinoids present in the Cannabis Sativaplant - can work wonders for the general health of human body.So what is all the fuss about? This short book explores the whole conceptof CBD as an alternative remedy as well as a general health suppliment.Purchasing CBD Oil is in itself fraught with complications.What makes good CBD hemp Oil and what is 'fullspectrum' Oil? These are questions the informed buyer MUST know in order to get the results they are seeking.This work explains the differences in the 'oil descriptions' andmeans that the layman can make an informed, educated purchase if or when the time arrives to do so. More information is freely available on our website cbdkeys.com
Author: Gretchen Lidicker
Publisher: The Countryman Press
Release Date: 2018-10-09
Genre: Health & Fitness
Discover the powerful natural properties of CBD Cannabidiol (CBD) oil is quickly becoming one of the biggest trends in beauty and wellness, as top athletes, celebrities, and doctors embrace it’s anti-anxiety, antioxidant, and pain-relieving properties. A powerful anti-inflammatory agent, this non-psychoactive compound of the cannabis plant can benefit the body and skin in myriad ways. Using the latest science and drawing from the knowledge of leaders in the health and wellness world, this book is a one-stop lifestyle resource for all things CBD, including how to pick a high-quality product and what you need to know before you take CBD for the first time. Thirty appealing recipes—from CBD-infused popcorn to ginger tonics to chocolates—help readers incorporate CBD into their daily routine. Recipes include: CBD-Infused After Dinner Drink Skin-Brightening Probiotic Face Mask Adaptogenic Hot Chocolate
Medical marijuana laws have spread across the U.S. to all but a handful of states. Yet, eighty years of social stigma and federal prohibition creates dilemmas for patients who participate in state programs. The Medicalization of Marijuana takes the first comprehensive look at how patients negotiate incomplete medicalization and what their experiences reveal about our relationship with this controversial plant as it is incorporated into biomedicine. Is cannabis used similarly to other medicines? Drawing on interviews with midlife patients in Colorado, a state at the forefront of medical cannabis implementation, this book explores the practical decisions individuals confront about medical use, including whether cannabis will work for them; the risks of registering in a state program; and how to handle questions of supply, dosage, and routines of use. Individual stories capture how patients redefine and reclaim cannabis use as legitimate—individually and collectively—and grapple with an inherently political identity. These experiences help illustrate how stigma, prejudice, and social change operate. By positioning cannabis use within sociological models of medical behavior, Newhart and Dolphin provide a wide-reaching, theoretically informed analysis of the issue that expands established concepts and provides new insight on medical cannabis and how state programs work.
Author: Javier Hasse
Publisher: Entrepreneur Press
Release Date: 2018-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics
Lifting the veil on all facets of the marijuana industry, Start Your Own Cannabis Business sheds light the business opportunities available as it becomes legal and regulated across the globe. From retailers to growers, producers, and suppliers there’s a seemingly never-ending list of startup opportunities in this emerging market such as providing security and courier services; making concentrates and edibles; growing, distribution, and sales to list a few. In 2016, cannabis sales in North America reached about $6.7 billion and is expected to surge to $30 billion by 2021. Add in the fact that 70 to 80 percent of startup cannabis businesses reach break-even within the first year and that makes for an unprecedented opportunity for business ventures of all sizes. Cannabis, biotech and entrepreneurship reporter Javier Hasse introduces forward-thinking entrepreneurs, like you, to the industry and shares hard-earned tips and success stories from pioneers and visionaries in the marijuana industry. You’ll also learn how to: Evaluate your cannabis business idea, build a business plan, and find funding Grow your business into a multi-state company Comply with the IRS and regulations with the guidance of cannabis-savvy lawyers and accountants