ACNA Recommended Reading List for Nurses -- Book Resources
Cannabinoids and the Brain (2017) by Linda A. Parker
Reviews the history of cannabis in history of cannabis in medicine, the endocannabinoid system, the cannabis plant components and the evidence on treatment for a variety of medical conditions.
Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential by Franjo Grotenhermen and Ethan Russo
THE seminal reference book that started it all. This comprehensive volume presents state-of-the-art scientific research on the therapeutic uses of cannabis and its derivatives. All too often, discussions of the potential medical uses of this substance are distorted by political considerations that have no place in a medical debate. Cannabis and Cannabinoids: Pharmacology, Toxicology, and Therapeutic Potential features fair, equitable discussion of this emerging and controversial medical topic by the world’s foremost researchers.
Cannabis and Cannabinoids is a reference work that will become indispensable to physicians, psychologists, researchers, biochemists, graduate students, and interested members of the public. No other book available offers this comprehensive, even-handed look at a deeply divisive subject.
Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany (2018) by Robert Clarke and Mark Merlin
Reviews history of cannabis in medicine and law, the cannabis plant and its components, and application of cannabis medicine to variety of conditions (with case studies from Dr. Frye’s practice in a cannabis telemedicine clinic).
Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Life (2018) by Eileen Konieczy and Lauren Wilson
Discusses history of cannabis, the ECS, the cannabinoids, and hones in on CBD (its use in 27 different conditions, how to administer, and dosage strategies).
The eCS Therapy Companion Guide: A Reference Source for Your Endocannabinoid System (2015) by Regina Nelson
The eCS Therapy Companion Guide is a reference source for the endocannabinoid system and cannabis therapy. From a basic break-down of the endocannabinoid system (eCS) to debunking marijuana myths, this is the first guide that empowers patients to create their own cannabis therapy plan. It offers target dosing guidelines and recipes.
Handbook of Cannabis (2016) by Roger G. Pertwee
Comprehensive review of the cannabis plant - see Amazon for the extensive chapters list.
Medical Marijuana Guide: Cannabis and Your Health (2016) by Patricia C. Frye with Dave Smitherman
Six part book: 1) detailed description of known chemical makeup of cannabis, historical review of cannabis and use of medicine, regulations both nationally and internationally and Review of cultivation, harvesting and processing plant, 2) current knowledge about pharmacologic actions and effects of phytocannabinoids, 3) discussion on cannabinoids and cannabis are used to treat conditions (including prescription synthetic), 4) pharmacologic actions of synthetic cannabinoids, 5) clinical applications of phytocannabinoids, 6) discusses recreational cannabis and potential harms for select groups of people.
Medical Marijuana in America: A Memoir of a Pioneer by Alice O’Leary Randall (2014)
In 1976 Robert C. Randall became the first individual to gain legal access to federal supplies of marijuana for medical use. He used it to treat his glaucoma. At the time virtually no one knew about marijuana's medical use. Today the medical use of marijuana is widely accepted.
Terpenes: The Magic in Cannabis (release date: June 2019) by Beverly A. Potter
A book with focus on the terpenes within the cannabis plant. Importance of understanding the entourage effect when we are using cannabis for treatment of conditions!
Cannabis Health Index by Uwe Blesching (2015)
This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts in awareness commonly observed in cannabis-using patients vastly contribute to these compounds' therapeutic potential.
The Cannabis Health Index is organized into condition-specific chapters, with eye-catching ratings of cannabis efficacy for each symptom, along with recommendations for use, and sidebars that suggest related mindfulness-based practices that enhance the body's own ability to heal. Organized alphabetically from aging to wound care, with sections on a variety of conditions including infections, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases, and much more, the Index reveals that the huge body of scientific studies focused on cannabis is a tremendously under-utilized repository of knowledge.
Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook (2010)
This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana –indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting. Readers can link to Ed's research for additional information, photos, and equipment updates. Full color photographs throughout clarify instructions and show the stunning results possible with Ed's growing tips.
Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes (2017)
Medical Cannabis: What Clinicians Need to Know and Why; Basic Science & Clinical Applications (2016) by Gregory L. Smith
A science-based book on how medical marijuana works in the brain and body. It is definitely focused on medical professionals. A complete discussion of how it helps over twenty different diagnoses. Contains numerous references, and graphs.
Too High to Fail (2013) by Doug Fine
The nation's economy is in trouble, but one cash crop has the potential to turn it around: cannabis. ABC News reports that underground cannabis industry produces $35.8 billion in annual revenues. But, thanks to Nixon and the War on Drugs, marijuana is still synonymous with heroin on the federal level even though it has won mainstream acceptance. Too High to Fail is an objectively (if humorously) reported account of how one plant can change the shape of our country, culturally, politically, and economically. It covers everything from a brief history of hemp to an insider's perspective on a growing season in Mendocino County, where cannabis drives 80 percent of the economy. Doug Fine follows one plant from seed to patient in the first American county to fully legalize and regulate cannabis farming. He profiles a critical issue to lawmakers, media pundits, an ordinary Americans. It is a wild ride that includes college tuitions paid with cash, cannabis-friendly sheriffs, and access to the world of the emerging legitimate, taxpaying "ganjaprenneur."