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Cannabis Primer: An Introduction to Cannabis for Consumers, Producers, Providers, Policy Makers, and Health Professionals

Cannabis as medicine is an emerging topic world-wide. In the United States, the juxtaposition of state-legal cannabis programs with Federal prohibition has created an unbalanced climate of increased cannabis consumption for various symptom relief, and lagging Western medical evidence-based efficacy studies of the medical use of cannabis. While there is much to discover about cannabis, mounting information exists from both the traditional Compassionate Care culture and medical research outside of the United States. The Cannabis Primer: An Introduction to Cannabis for Consumers, Producers, Providers, Policy Makers, and Health Professionals explains both the social, political, economic, and scientific factors that have led to stagnated advancement of medical cannabis. Despite prohibition setbacks, the Cannabis Primer outlines factors to consider for safe production, dispensing, and consumption of cannabis as medicine. In a world of overwhelming online information, the Cannabis Primer offers a pharmacist-approved resource for patients and providers regarding the medical use of cannabis. Cannabidiol (CBD) science and dosing information included.