An evidence-based guide to using cannabis to enhance pain relief safely, effectively, and economically while reducing the risks of opioid addiction.Opioid addiction has exploded to epidemic proportions in the US. Drug overdose is now the leading cause of accidental death. In 2012, 259 million prescriptions were written for opioids - more than enough to give every American adult his or her own bottle of pills. Uwe Blesching, author of The Cannabis Health Index, clearly and thoroughly lays out the overwhelming benefits of using cannabis - not only to reduce the nation’s dependence on opioids - but also to manage the craving and withdrawal symptoms of opioid addiction, and especially to address the pain that leads to drug use and addiction in the first place. Citing statistics showing that states allowing legal access to cannabis have seen a 25 percent drop in opioid-related deaths, Blesching explains how precision applications of cannabis can alleviate the mental and emotional aspects of pain by modulating numerous neurotransmitters and their emotional counterparts. He presents a convincing case for the powerful benefits of cannabis in reducing the risks of addiction and overdose, cutting monetary costs, and restoring a sense of balance and control to those who struggle with pain. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Sam Scholl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/006632/bk_rand_006632_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
What´s the real scoop about cannabis and smoking-hot sex? All is revealed in an article entitled ´´High Satisfaction´´ at Nerve.com. Susie reads from Kate Hakala´s story, and she reviews the effects of combining weed and sex. Think about what pot does: loosening inhibitions, relaxing one´s state of mind, and inducing neurochemical pleasure. Combine that with sex, and fun stuff might well happen. There´s not much scientific research on the topic, but stoners and pot activists will attest that these two activities go hand in hand. Then, it´s ´´What´s New on Audible´´. Susie has a sample from an erotic goodie for you to hear: My Favorite Lesbian Stories from Best American Erotica, edited by none other than Susie Bright. This wild collection explores the sex lives of lesbians who speak fearlessly about every taboo, without any apologies. Dorothy Allison, Lisa Montanarelli, Greta Christina, Peggy Munson, and many more authors are included in this volume. Have a question or news story for Susie? You can send your confidential queries and comments to firstname.lastname@example.org. [Episode 650, February 27, 2015] Explicit Language Warning: You must be 18 years or older to purchase this program. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Susie Bright. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/pf/suzy/150227/pf_suzy_150227_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
The essential book on CBD as medicine This practical, accessible guide to using CBD-dominant cannabis contains a wealth of information for both first-time explorers and experienced patients who want to know more about safely treating a number of health conditions with remarkable results and low to no psychoactivity or negative side effects. CBD (cannabidiol) is a component of cannabis that can provide relief for conditions such as seizures, pain, inflammation, anxiety, depression, arthritis, and a number of other issues. This book offers guidance on various forms of the medicine such as oil infusions, alcohol-based tinctures, capsules, and CO2 concentrated extracts. The information is organized by health condition and also by recommended CBD-rich strains, which do not produce the ´´highs´´ associated with THC. With dosage suggestions, potential side effects and contraindications, and the pharmacology of the plant, this is an essential guide for both doctors and patients looking for a nontoxic alternative to opiate-based pain medications and other pharmaceuticals. While cannabis has been used for medicinal and recreational purposes for thousands of years, only in the last fifty years have scientists begun to shed light on the chemistry of the plant and its interactions with the human body. Research has led to the discovery of a whole new system in the body, the endocannabinoid system, which plays a role in mediating functions such as appetite, immunity, mood, pain response, and memory. The authors present case studies, interviews with doctors who prescribe cannabidiol products, and the latest research regarding other active phytocannabinoids and terpenoids present in cannabis that are being studied for medical use. They also address the difference between CBD products derived from industrial hemp or in a lab, versus those made from medical marijuana using the whole plant. In addition to offering the most up-to-date and comprehensive information on CBD-dominant cannabis therapy for humans, this book is the first to offer guidance for using the medicine for animals, with suggestions for dosage and delivery and useful forms and strains for common health issues in pets. Finally, the authors take a look at the future of cannabis medicine, charting trends in the legalization movement and suggesting how CBD might be used to fight the opioid epidemic.
CBD oil, or cannabidiol, is the revolutionary new medicinal cannabis product with the potential to change your life. The nonpsychoactive compound from the cannabis plant has an ever-expanding portfolio of medicinal benefits, and you can use it to reach your highest potential naturally. Author of CBD for Total Wellness and CBD expert Robert Fergusson shares proven techniques to help you achieve real results. You will learn: How CBD oil works.How to use it.Where to buy it. What it can do for you! The mental stress and physical ill health related to depression, pain, anxiety, acne, cancers, hormonal changes, degenerative diseases, autism, and more can impact the quality of your life and the lives of your loved ones. You do have a choice when it comes to treatment. Learn to naturally treat: Anxiety, depression, and other mental illnesses. Degenerative diseases like Parkinson’s. Aches and pains, including arthritis and joint pain. Menopause symptoms and PMS. Autism and its symptoms - even in children. Migraines and headache. Addiction and manage relapse. Chronic skin conditions such as acne and eczema. And more! CBD for Total Wellness includes recipes for edible and cosmetic applications, as well as tips on how to use CBD in other ways. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lee Goettl. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/144110/bk_acx0_144110_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Malibu surf and cannabis cultures collide in a novel that’s “part comedy of manners, part cautionary tale” from the bestselling author of Chemical Pink ” ( Los Angeles Times ). Katie Arnoldi’s critically acclaimed debut novel Chemical Pink launched her onto the bestseller lists and so established itself into the public’s consciousness that its title was the answer to a Double Jeopardy question. Her sophomore effort, The Wentworths , was searing portrait of a wealthy Westside, Los Angeles, family. This too was a fixture on bestseller lists and earned her a wider audience. With Point Dume , Arnoldi has produced her most remarkable novel to date. Behind the idyllic façade of Malibu, tensions simmer between the old-school residents and surfers, Mexican drug cartels, and the nouveau riche who live in blissful ignorance of the consequences of their actions. In the span of one year, their lives will intertwine with devastating consequences. A fast-moving page-turner, with insights that Arnoldi has gleaned from years of on-the-ground research, this is a timely novel that seems timeless. “The novel is fast paced with excellent characters and intersecting plots. It’s also a must read if you’re interested in surfing culture and would like another reason on why pot should be legalized in the USA.” — San Francisco Chronicle “[A] ripped-from-the-headlines drama . . . The prose style is spare and powerful and the pages turn effortlessly.” — Publishers Weekly “The summer is fully and officially upon us and that means summer reading is here! In fiction, our local Point Dume still tops the list—a great read for beach or travel.” — The Malibu Times
This special To The Best of Our Knowledge collection contains 14 interviews: Peter Reinhart is lay brother in an Eastern Orthodox Christian service order and the leader of the American artisanal bread movement. Mimi Sheraton, a travel writer, went to the Polish town of Bialystock to find the origins of her favorite childhood bread - the bialy. Andreas Viestad tells Jim Fleming about his adventures cooking outdoors across Norway. Anthony Bourdain, executive chef at Brasseire Les Halles in Manhattan, tells us some restaurant secrets. Aaron Sanchez is a chef on the Food Network´s hit show, Melting Pot. He talks about salsa. Odessa Piper, founder and chef of L´Etoile, tells Anne how she cooks exclusively with local foods, even in the middle of winter. Pat Willard is the author of Secrets of Saffron: The Vagabond Life of the World´s Most Seductive Herb. James McNair has written more than 40 cookbooks, including Burger. Anne asks James how to build a better burger. Steve Almond is the author of Candy Freak: A Journey Through the Chocolate Underbelly of America. Chris Kilham is the author of Psyche Delicacies-Chocolate, Chiles, Kava and Cannabis and Why They´re Good for You. Steven Kaplan is a bread historian who explains how he gets away with criticizing the French baguette. Julia Alvarez talks about being a coffee farmer and a writer in the Dominican Republic. Timothy James Castle tells Jim Fleming how he brews the perfect cup of coffee. Chef and food writer Deborah Madison talks with Anne about shopping at farmer´s markets. She says slowing down for food is one of the best ways to bring pleasure back into your life. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jim Fleming. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/rt/tbon/000545/rt_tbon_000545_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
An eye-opening report from an award-winning author and former New York Times reporter reveals the link between teenage marijuana use and mental illness, and a hidden epidemic of violence caused by the drug - facts the media has ignored as the US rushes to legalize cannabis.Recreational marijuana is now legal in nine states. Almost all Americans believe the drug should be legal for medical use. Advocates argue cannabis can help everyone from veterans to cancer sufferers. But legalization has been built on myths - that marijuana arrests fill prisons; that most doctors want to use cannabis as medicine; that it can somehow stem the opiate epidemic; that it is not just harmless but beneficial for mental health. In this meticulously reported audiobook, Alex Berenson, a former New York Times reporter, explodes those myths:Almost no one is in prison for marijuana;A tiny fraction of doctors write most authorizations for medical marijuana, mostly for people who have already used;Marijuana use is linked to opiate and cocaine use. Since 2008, the US and Canada have seen soaring marijuana use and an opiate epidemic. Britain has falling marijuana use and no epidemic;Most of all, THC - the chemical in marijuana responsible for the drug’s high - can cause psychotic episodes. After decades of studies, scientists no longer seriously debate if marijuana causes psychosis.Psychosis brings violence, and cannabis-linked violence is spreading. In the four states that first legalized, murders have risen 25 percent since legalization, even more than the recent national increase. In Uruguay, which allowed retail sales in July 2017, murders have soared this year.Berenson’s reporting ranges from the London institute that is home to the scientists who helped prove the cannabis-psychosis link to the Colorado prison where a man now serves a 30-year sentence after eating a THC-laced candy bar and killing h 1. Language: English. Narrator: Alex Berenson. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/sans/009049/bk_sans_009049_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Sticking to the same old routine may be comforting, but it gets most people nowhere. Inspirational speaker and recognized expert in leadership and government affairs Todd Mitchem dares you to step outside your comfort zone to disrupt everything you take for granted. He calls this willingness to take a risk the ´´Disruption Effect´´. In this inspiring audiobook, he shows you how to realize your full potential by intentionally disrupting yourself, no matter what career path or life journey you choose. Using compelling stories from his own life, Todd vividly highlights the key lessons he has learned from both his successes and failures. He then demonstrates how you can apply these lessons to your own circumstances. A major learning experience in his life came in 2013, when he left an impressive career as a corporate executive and leadership expert to join the emerging marijuana industry. Though that single decision sent his life on a wild and disruptive journey, the experience taught him new skills as a leader along the way. Three years later he left the industry as a CEO, having succeeded at taking one brand to ´´Largest Brand´´ status and building the world´s first social network for cannabis enthusiasts. He then created a government affairs consultancy focusing on disruptive yet collaborative solutions. The author shares other stories about situations in both his personal and business life that he found particularly challenging but that ultimately led to growth and successful outcomes. Complete with exercises to help you master important lessons and stay on track to reach your goals, this motivating audiobook has everything you need to become the owner of your own fulfillment. The message is clear. You, as an individual, have the power to break your paradigm in order to move into a new phase of your life. By disrupting your own way of being in the world, you become free to explore new ways of living and thriving. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Todd Mitchem. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/gdan/002197/bk_gdan_002197_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.