Chronic Relief: A Guide to Cannabis for the Terminally and Chronically Ill bridges the gap between the vast amounts of cannabis science and practical application for patients.
The book translates medical science into layman’s terms in a way that patients and their caregivers can understand and use to decide if cannabis is a fit for them, how to choose intake methods, understand risks and harm reduction strategies, and where to start in terms of establishing an effective dose. Where science does not exist, it provides the best possible anecdotal information compiled from experts and patients alike.
Over 12 cannabis experts have contributed their knowledge to this book! World renowned medical cannabis expert Ethan B. Russo, MD served as the final medical editor for the book and wrote the Foreword. Dr. Russo is a board-certified neurologist, psychopharmacology researcher, and former Senior Medical Advisor to GW Pharmaceuticals. He served as study physician to GW Pharmaceuticals for three Phase III clinical trials of Sativex. Sunil K. Aggarwal, MD, PhD, physician, scientist, and medical geographer also served as a medical consultant for the book.
People from all backgrounds are curious about cannabis. They are beginning to realize that much of the information they have been taught about cannabis is based on misinformation and fear, not science and reason. It is time we bring science to the forefront of the conversation about cannabis and dissolve the cloud of shame, secrecy and controversy around the use of this legitimate medicine and empower millions of people to get the relief they deserve.
This book will help you understand:
- Why cannabis is a safe and versatile medicine
- How it works in the body to protect the brain, fight cancer, slow aging, reduce pain and inflammation
- Diseases benefited by cannabis
- Intake methods
- Risks of cannabis use & ways to mitigate them
- Components of cannabis and how they address various symptoms