Cannabis Is MedicineHealing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain
The endocannabinoid system is one of the most essential regulatory systems in the body. In this interesting book, Dr. Goldstein explains the current state of scientific research on how cannabis interacts with human physiology to create homeostasis—balance—leading to good health. She also discusses the various compounds of cannabis, dosing, possible side effects, and shares many case studies. The author is a well-respected clinician with over 13 years of cannabis clinical experience.
I know a lot of the health benefits of cannabis, but I didn't know the role of all the different phytocannabinoids. I didn't know how to read a lab report on cannabis. I didn't know using cannabis containing CBD prevents developing tolerance. The first half of the book teaches the science of cannabis as medicine and the second half goes over medical conditions and cannabis' effects. David S
The author, Dr. Bonni Goldstein is a traditionally trained medical doctor. She witnessed the failure of traditional medicine to heal certain conditions in her patients. She also witnessed the healing powers of cannabis for patients unable to find relief with traditional treatments. This led her to research the endocannabinoid system. She now has years of clinical experience treating many conditions for both adult and pediatric patients, some of which are documented in this book. She is an internationally recognized authority on the subject. BG Sahyoun
Level 2 & 3 CPE
Suggested Performance Indicators: 1.1.5, 1.3.1, 3.1.6, 3.2.4, 4.1.2, 4.2.2, 6.2.3, 8.1.2, 10.4.1, 10.4,2,10.4.4, 10.4.5
CPE Type: 720 for Printed/Paper Tests, 740 for Web-based/Online Tests
Upon successful completion, the users will be able to:
1. Identify the number of sites in the body where CBD is active and the neurochemical that CBD makes more available thus making it an effective treatment.
2. Name the body organs with the largest number of CB1 receptors and which systems have CB2 receptors.
3. Describe how the endocannabinoid system works in the human body.
4. Discuss one health function of each: myrcene, limonene, linalool, and phellandrene.
5. Identify the delivery method for CBD with the highest bioavailability.
6. Compare and contrast characteristics and uses for: Sativex, Indica, AC/DC, and Dronabinol.
7. Discuss dosing ranges for micro and macro dosing of CBD, and the safest way to find the correct individual dose.
8. List three possible side effects to watch for especially when taking a product with THC.
9. Discuss benefits or risks for people taking CBD and the following diagnoses: chemotherapy-induced nausea and vomiting, insulin resistance, obesity, ADD/ADHD, opioid overdose rate, Alzheimer’s disease, arthritis, skin cancer, multiple sclerosis, and seizures.
10. Describe under which circumstances or for which diagnoses, standard dose 1:1 CBD:THC ratio is used.
11. Identify the cannabis strain used to treat pediatric seizure disorders.
Why we chose this book
Cannabis, especially CBD, is an emerging field of knowledge and the endocannabinoid system is an essential regulatory systems in the body. Practitioners are being asked by their clients about its uses and precautions—it is essential we know the answers or at least good resources.
About the author
Bonni Goldstein, MD is one of the most respected and experienced medical cannabis physicians, establishing her practice in Los Angeles in 2008. She has successfully treated thousands of adult and pediatric patients with serious and chronic medical conditions. She is a frequent speaker nationally and internationally.