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.
- Paperback: 102 pages
- Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform; 1st edition (May 9, 2014)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1499533357
- ISBN-13: 978-1499533354
- Product Dimensions: 5.2 x 0.2 x 8 inches
- Shipping Weight: 6.1 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars See all reviews (68 customer reviews)
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #30,753 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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By Emmanuelle Rose on May 23, 2014
I knew that I wanted to try hemp oil. I had heard about the many health benefits of CBD and was hopeful that it might provide some relief for my chronic Fibromyalgia and Arthritis pain. But I couldn’t find information on dosage or explanations of the uses of the various forms (drops, capsules, creams, etc.). But thankfully, while reading conflicting reviews of different CBD products on Amazon, I came across this book. Hooray! I immediately downloaded it and was able to read it in a little over an hour.
The book has just enough scientific and medical info to explain how and why CBD works as medicine; this gave me confidence that hemp oil is not just a fad, placebo or snake oil. Much of the research cited is from US government studies as well as universities (and there are plenty of citations and footnotes for those who want to go to the source). The author is clearly very well educated on the subject, and his experience in nursing and drug counseling are a real plus, adding to my confidence.
It’s less of a “how-to” and more of a “why not?”, if that makes sense. The author was careful not to prescribe; he didn’t tell me how much CBD I should take. But he did give examples of the range of dosages used by people and suggests that it’s a good idea to go “low and slow”; start at a low dose and increase slowly, preferable under a doctor’s supervision. I now feel informed and confident enough to go forward and try this new/ancient medicine!