New book sets the record straight on marijuana’s role in a modern world.
(SAN FRANCISCO) – In MARIJUANA: GATEWAY TO HEALTH–How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, Clint Werner uncovers the science proving marijuana’s numerous health benefits and the myths go up in smoke.
“Clint Werner argues forcefully that the health benefits of marijuana far exceed its dangers…”–ROBERT BAZELL, Chief Science and Health Correspondent for NBC News
The science is in and it’s clear: Marijuana has many health benefits. In Marijuana: Gateway to Health-How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease (Dachstar Press, 2011, paperback) Clint Werner reveals the data, dispels the myths, and changes forever how we see marijuana.
Werner discusses how:
* Marijuana’s psychoactive ingredient, the cannabinoid THC, has been effective in reducing cancer of the breast, uterus, pancreas, and testes and higher doses led to greater protection and longer life.
* THC caused a considerable growth reduction of malignant tumors by triggering the cancer cells to die off.
* THC has a remarkable ability to prevent the formation of plaque associated with Alzheimer’s disease and using marijuana could prevent or slow the development of the illness.
* Using marijuana can protect the brain by reducing inflammation and by stimulating the production of healthy new brain cells.
* The cannabinoid CBD can protect the health of diabetics and fight the spread of breast cancer cells.
* Chronic, long-term smokers of marijuana actually have a reduced risk for developing lung cancer.
* Marijuana went from sacred plant to evil weed.
* Irrational legislation built on fear and myth keeps many consumers from benefitting from marijuana.
CLINT WERNER has degrees in journalism and library science and has worked in the field of preventive health for over 25 years. His writing has appeared in Cannabis Therapeutics in HIV/AIDS, the Journal of Cannabis Therapeutics, Macrobiotics Today, Canine Chronicle, and other publications.
A science-based talk and conversation with Donald Abrams and Clint Werner on the medicinal uses of this ancient herbal remedy: Marijuana: Is it Medicine Yet? Cannabis for Pain and Palliative Care.
Donald Abrams, MD, is one of the world’s foremost experts on the medicinal uses of marijuana, especially for cancer. He is professor of clinical medicine at the University of California, San Francisco, and chief of hematology/oncology at San Francisco General Hospital. He provides integrative oncology consultations at the UCSF Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
Clint Werner is author of Marijuana: Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer’s Disease, which Andrew Weil, M.D., says “should be required reading for all medical professionals, elected officials, and everyone interested in health and wellness.” He has worked in preventive health for more than 25 years.