Cannabis Medicine: A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine

Author: David Bearman, M.D. with Maria Pettinato, PhD, RN

Publisher: Blue Point Books (2018)

Paperback: 146 pp.

Cannabis Medicine:A Guide to the Practice of Cannabinoid Medicine is a quick introduction and overview of cannabis, cannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system (ECS) for both health care professionals and discerning patients. The material provides a foundation for a beginning appreciation of the medicinal value of cannabsi and cannabinoids and their mechanism of action. It is a primer designed to provide an introduction to the science of cannabis. It contains helpful clinical and educational information meant to aide those considering the use of medicinal cannabis and/or the practice of cannabinoid medicine.

ABOUT THE AUTHORS:    

Dr. David Bearman has been practicing cannabinoid medicine for over ten years and been an expert witness on cannabis even longer. In clear, concise prose he explains how cannabis works in humans, why it works, dosing, routes of administration, medicinal uses of cannabis, and much more. Not only does he cover all the basics of cannabis and how it works, he also gives readers a step-by-step outline of how he runs his practice. This is extraordinarily valuable tool for anyone interested in cannabis medicine.

One of the most clinically knowledgeable physicians in the U.S. in the field of medical cannabis, Dr. David Bearman  has spent 40 years working in substance and drug abuse treatment and prevention programs. Dr. Bearman was a pioneer in the free and community clinic movement. His career includes public health, administrative medicine, provision of primary care, pain management and cannabinology. He currently serves as the Vice President of Quality Assurance and Credentials for the American Academy of Cannabinoid Medicine, an organization that he co-founded.

His almost 40 year professional experience in the drug abuse treatment and prevention field includes being the Co-Director of the Haight-Ashbury Drug Treatment Program, being a member of Governor Reagan’s Inter Agency Task Force on Drug Abuse, a member of both the Santa Barbara and the San Diego County Drug Abuse Technical Advisor Committees, and a consultant to Hoffman-LaRoche, Santa Barbara County Schools and the National PTA. He has been recognized by the Santa Barbara Medical Society with the Humanitarian Recognition Award.

Maria Pettinato, PhD, RN is an Associate Professor in the College of Nursing at Seattle University, Seattle, WA. She is an experienced faculty member teaching Pathophysiology, Neurobiology, and Med/Surg nursing in both undergraduate and graduate programs on the east and west coast of the the U.S. for  the past 25 years.

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