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We are always being asked which books to read to learn about medicinal cannabis.

We have pulled together some books and movies that you may find helpful. We will add to this list as we come across good resources.

Cannabis Medicine: A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine

Dr David Bearman M.D. PhD, Maria Pettinato RN

Published Aug 2018

‘A quick introduction and overview of cannabis, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) for both health care professional and discerning patients. Dr. David Bearman has been practicing cannabinoid medicine for over ten years and been an expert witness on cannabis even longer. In clear, concise prose he explains how cannabis works in humans, why it works, dosing, routes of administration, medicinal uses of cannabis, and much more.’

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Cannabis Revealed: How the world’s most misunderstood plant is treating everything from chronic pain to epilepsy

Dr Bonni Goldstein MD

Published Jan 2017

‘Written by Bonni Goldstein, M.D., a well-respected practicing physician in California, and owner and Medical Director of Canna-Centers, this book explains the scientific research for over 28 chronic medical conditions for which cannabis is being used with positive results. Having helped thousands of suffering patients – including children – find relief with cannabis, Dr. Goldstein shares her expertise and years of clinical hands-on experience in chapters like How to Use Cannabis as Medicine, The Safety Profile of Cannabis, and Medical Risks of Using Cannabis, as well as true stories of how cannabis medicine has improved the lives of her seriously ill patients.’

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Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana – Revised and Updated Paperback

Dr. Andrew Weil, Michael Backes

Published Jan 2018

‘The most comprehensive, easy-to-use book available on understanding and using medical marijuana. Revised and updated with approximately 15% all-new material, including the latest information on varietals, delivery and dosing, and treatable conditions.’

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Mary’s Cannabis Primers Collection Vol. I: Issues #1-4 Paperback

Alice O’Leary Randall

Published Jul 2018

‘This Collection contains the first four volumes in this series and covers basic cannabis science, the endocannabinoid system, cannabis and cancer, and cannabis and nutrition. First published in 2015, the Primers have been in constant demand with thousands of copies in print and one issue translated into Spanish. Mary’s Cannabis Primers Collection: Vol I contains the first four issues in this valuable educational series.’

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The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness (Kindle Edition)

Steve DeAngelo

Published Sept 2015

‘Written by the founder and CEO of the world’s largest medical cannabis dispensary, The Cannabis Manifesto delivers a clear, concise history of cannabis as a medicine, details the unintended consequences of prohibition, and considers its future as a regulated consumer product. Steve DeAngelo draws on his experience serving the sick as the head of the controversial Harborside Health Center and a colorful lifetime of working for social justice to present a compelling call for the legalization of this most controversial of plants.’

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Cultivating Science & Weeding Out Lore: Medical Cannabis in Pediatric Neurology and Palliative Care

Marie-Helene Grzesiak (Author),‎ Laura Bultman (Editor)

Published Feb 2016

‘Filled with pictures, helpful tables, and at-your-fingertips information, this book is meant to be a quick yet complete pediatric medical cannabis reference guide for families and providers. It focuses on facts rather than lore, and on supplying sound scientific information and answers to common cannabis-derived medication questions.’

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Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany

Robert C. Clarke, Mark David Merlin

Published Aug 2016

‘Cannabis has long been prized for the strong and durable fiber in its stalks, its edible and oil-rich seeds, and the psychoactive and medicinal compounds produced by its female flowers. This book presents an exploration of the natural origins and early evolution of cannabis, highlighting its historic role in the development of human societies.’

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Medical Cannabis: A Guide for Patients, Practitioners, and Caregivers

Michael H Moskowitz MD

Published Nov 2017

‘Dr. Michael Moskowitz reviews the science of our own built in cannabinoid system, then launches into practical topics, including medical cannabis treatment, dispensary management, paraphernalia, embodiments, routes of administration’

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Medical Notes on Cannabis (AKA Marijuana) from 1887

Charles F Millspaugh MD

Published May 2017

‘As the title implies, this book has medical notes on Cannabis (AKA Marijuana) from the year of 1887. The sections in this book are…..Description, History and Habitat, Part Used and Preparation, Chemical Constituents, Physiological Action, and a black & white drawing of the plants anatomy with description.’

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A Life Of Its Own – The truth about Medical Marijuana

Released 2016

Award winning journalist Helen Kapalos explores the subject of medicinal cannabis uncovering life-changing treatments and cutting-edge research

Available on Netflix

The Scientist – Are we Missing Something?

Released 2015

A documentary tracing the story of Raphael Mechoulam’s exploration of the endocannabinoid system and discovery of anandamide our bodies own cannabis-like compound produced in the brain.

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