A health care provider discovers the incredible fact approximately marijuana
No substance in the world is as hotly debated as marijuana. rivals declare it’s harmful, addictive, carcinogenic, and a gateway to critical drug abuse. lovers declare it as a ask yourself drug, treating cancer, anorexia, AIDS, continual ache, glaucoma, arthritis, migraines, PTSD, and insomnia. sufferers being affected by those stipulations need—and deserve—hard evidence in accordance with scientific facts, no longer hysteria and superstition.
In Stoned, palliative care surgeon Dr. David Casarett units out to do anything—including experimenting on himself—to locate facts of marijuana’s scientific capability. He smears mysterious marijuana paste on his legs and samples pot wine. He poses as a sufferer at a seedy California medical institution and takes classes from an artisanal hash maker. In conversations with researchers, medical professionals, and sufferers around the globe he learns how marijuana works—and doesn’t—in the true world.
Dr. Casarett reveals stories of near-miraculous luck, resembling a toddler with persistent seizures who ultimately stumbled on reduction in cannabidiol oil. In Tel Aviv, he learns of a nursing domestic that’s stumbled on good fortune giving marijuana to dementia sufferers. nevertheless, one sufferer who believed marijuana cured her lung melanoma has essentially been misled. As Casarett sifts the parable and incorrect information from the scientific evidence, he explains, between different things:
• Why marijuana can be the easiest therapy alternative for a few kinds of pain
• Why there’s no major possibility of lung harm from smoking pot
• Why so much marijuana-infused beer or wine won’t get you high
Often funny, sometimes heartbreaking, and entire of counterintuitive conclusions, Stoned deals a compassionate and much-needed clinical practitioner’s standpoint at the capability of this misunderstood plant.
From the Hardcover edition.