This unique and timely book arrives just as a growing number of states are authorizing the use of medical cannabis. Written by highly respected international specialists, it answers the most frequently asked questions about this unusual plant medicine, including: • The diseases that can be helped or even healed by marijuana, and the ways in which the human body can absorb it. • Where to obtain legal medical cannabis, and instructions on how to grow your own if it is unavailable for purchase. • The respective medical attributes of THC and CBD, and the history of different marijuana varieties. • The latest legislation in different parts of the world. • The available pharmaceutical medications derived from marijuana, or from synthetic cannabinoids. • The history of marijuana usage around the world, including legal purchase in the Dutch Coffee Shops. This richly illustrated book provides a practical overview of therapeutic marijuana. With clarity and humor, it also offers an understanding of the complex issues surrounding this fascinating plant.