Medical Marijuana - 101 gives an excellent introduction for people who want to know about medical cannabis. It's an easy read, laid out with brief responses to questions set up in logical topics. Useful information helps readers make smart choices about using cannabis.
The authors have world-class backgrounds. Ed Rosenthal is a horticulturist with 30 years of professional experience with the biology and genetics of cannabis. It's obvious in the sections describing how cannabis works and the different types of cannabis. Mickey Martin is an activist with expertise in legal and socio-economic issues, a big concern for the medical marijuana user. Dr. Carter, a medical specialist in physical medicine and rehabilitation, has researched the benefits of cannabis in managing degenerative neurological diseases, which has lead to its acceptance as a valid medicinal choice.
It's clear the book's concerns go well beyond medical issues to the impact of cannabis on the overall well being of people in distress. Throughout the book are short pieces written by individuals with different medical conditions, giving their stories on the choices they made in dealing with life-changing conditions.
This book describes how access to current, medically accurate information on cannabis remains critical. Decades of prejudice by our government about cannabis research led to public ignorance about current information on nearly every important social, scientific, or medical development. No doubt this ignorance contributed to numerous, widely held misconceptions about cannabis among physicians, and hampered its acceptance by the medical community.
I think Medical Marijuana-101 is the best single source of medically accurate information to help people learn about conditions that respond well to cannabis, the ways it can be consumed, and to compare its safety with a broad range of prescription drugs and other agents used to relieve pain.