Cannabis has been used as a medicine for over 6,000 years, but fell out of favour in the 1960s. It was declared illegal and was largely replaced by synthetic drugs.
Now medical cannabis is enjoying a come back and patients find it is helpful for:
Pain control – approximately 25 per cent of patients using opioids for pain no longer need to take them thanks to medical cannabis. It also helps with: childhood epilepsy; multiple sclerosis; cancer; anxiety and depression; insomnia and many other chronic conditions.
The Beginner’s Guide to Medical Cannabis, by Professor Michael Barnes, a leading expert in the field, explains how it works; and the difference between medical and recreational cannabis. It looks at the evidence of its effectiveness, gives an honest opinion on its safety, explains how to use it, where to get it and tells you where it’s legal.