Suggested Reading on Medical Marijuana

Here is a list of books I reference and what I consider good reading on the topic of Medical Marijuana. Be sure to check your local used book store for these and the multitudes of other great books on the subject.

The Pot BookThe Pot Book
A Complete Guide to Cannabis, It’s role in Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture
by Julie Holland, MD, with contributions by Andrew Weil, MD, Michael Pollan, Lester Grinspoon, MD, Allen St. Pierre (NORML) and others

This was the book that really sparked my interest in Medical Cannabis, and got me active in keeping track of my own experience to share with others. Testimonials and stories from some very unusual people. Lots of research covered, and loads of references.


understanding marijuanaUnderstanding Marijuana
a new look at the scientific evidence
by Mitch Earlywine

A look at the facts from 2002, I found this science based, a bit dry but not too bad for an academic effort as the author has a sense of humor. Chock full of useful info and references.




Medical Marijuana HandbookMedical Marijuana Handbook
Practical Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana
by Dale Gieringer, PhD, Ed Rosenthal, Gregory T. Carter, MD

This is a nice reference book to have around. Read thoroughly and save for later! Easy reading plain-talk about relief from Arthritis, Insomnia, Chemotherapy, Anorexia, Nausea, Chronic Pain.




Medical Marijuana Survival GuideThe Medicinal Marijuana Survivors Guide
Tips from a Former Police Officer turned Medical Marijuana Patient
by Nate Bradley

This book will be more important to some people than others. Nate’s unique perspective offers insight into just what police officers are taught about marijuana, and his tips about how to deal with police, law, growing and more. If you have never used marijuana before, get this book first, after this one, or course.



Growing Medical MarijuanaGrowing Medical Marijuana: A Patients Guide to Growing your own Meds for Less than $100
by Evan Reed

If you decide you’d like to give growing your own a try, there are many, many books available that will give very detailed instructions. This isn’t one of them. It’s a great little starter book. This first edition is Kindle only.

For detailed instruction I suggest books by Ed Rosenthal. There are many other experts, but many people I know swear by this expert. Ed is one of the first author/gurus of marijuana cultivation. If I ever decide to grow again I’ll go back to Ed’s books. The old ones are precious, so if you see one in a used bookstore, nab it.

My other go-to author is Jorge Cervantes, and Jorge, like Ed, is one of the most experienced marijuana horticulturists in the world. Check out his books as well.

Aunt Sandy's Medical Marijuana CookbookIf you decide you’d like to make edible medicine, in encourage you to get
Aunt Sandy’s Medical Marijuana Cookbook: Comfort Food for Mind and Body
by Sandy Moriority
Sandy is wise, an expert with real experience. Need I say more?


This list is in no way the only good book list on the subject of medical marijuana/cannabis, but for beginners it’s a really good start, and I’ll add to it as my journey takes me to new places, and I encourage everyone to seek out more knowledge continually.


Health and Healing by Andrew Weil, MDFor just a common sense look at your health and how you can do more for yourself rather than depend on standard medicine of today, try reading Health and Healing by Andrew Weil, MD


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