Discover 10 evidence-based ways cannabis can improve your life—including better sleep, stress reduction, chronic pain relief, anti-aging, and more.
Cannabis. Weed. Bud. Whatever you choose to call it, it’s been a health aid, comfort, and life-enhancer for humankind for more than three thousand years. But while cannabis is used by hundreds of millions of people around the world, more than a century of prohibition has resulted in confusion about its status: Is it healthy? Is it medicinal? Will it make you crazy?
In this fun, illuminating book, cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert delves deep into the latest research to separate marijuana fact from fiction, revealing ten evidence-based ways this potent little plant can improve your life. She speaks with some of the world’s top researchers, medical professionals, and consultants to answer questions such as: Can cannabis help you get a full night’s sleep? Does it aid in exercise and weight loss? Can it really cure cancer? She also offers practical advice for maximizing its benefits—including easy-to-follow, step-by-step instructions for how to enjoy everything from joints to edibles, CBD oil to oral sprays—as well as examples of real people who have used cannabis to enhance their lives. This powerful plant, it turns out, could be life-changing: it can enrich any diet, slow down aging, and even spice things up in the bedroom.
About the author
Based in Greater Vancouver, B.C., Amanda Siebert is an award-winning journalist and photographer best known for her work as the first-ever cannabis editor at the Georgia Straight. When she’s not writing, making photographs, or indulging in the herb, she enjoys road trips, practicing Brazilian Jiu Jitsu, and taking her dog, Honey, to the beach.
“The Little Book of Cannabis can be a big help in weeding out sleeplessness, chronic pain, anxiety, and even sex malfunctions. What can cannabis do for you? Amanda Siebert has all the answers.” —Peter Moore, former editor of Men’s Health
“A fan of the plant, Siebert separates marijuana fact from fiction.” —Gayle MacDonald, Globe and Mail
"The Little Book of Cannabis has some big ideas about how to optimize your relationship with this most wonderful plant." —David Bienenstock, author of How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High, host of the Great Moments in Weed History podcast
"A helpful guide to understanding the nuances and complexities of both recreational and medical cannabis use." —Brett Harvey, director of The Culture High
"This book is the best yet to describe the breadth and depth of cannabis's potential to improve modern day life in this time of loosening shackles on the legality of weed. For those who have just begun to use cannabis, The Little Book of Cannabis is an inspiration to push ahead and uncover the many opportunities that lie ahead." —Laurie Vollen, M.D., MPH, Founder of Naturally Healing MD
"Cannabis books tend to be extremely clinical or border on satire. However, The Little Book of Cannabis gives the reader the evidence they want with the readability that makes it easy to learn. Whether you're a professional in the field of medicine, the field of cannabis, or a cannabis consumer, this guide will bring to light important information and experiences." —Dr. Amanda Reiman, former California policy manager for the Drug Policy Alliance, Head of Community Relations for Flow Kana
"Amanda Siebert's The Little Book of Cannabis combines crisp design with her friendly and inviting narrative style. Siebert's new book offers readers a science-based understanding of the medical efficacy of marijuana, but without any confusion. The fact that this promising new author has elected to exclude the traditional technobabble in favor of a book to which any patient or cannabis consumer can relate is overwhelmingly refreshing." —Curt "Gooey Rabinski" Robbins, cannabis writer, consultant, and author of Understanding Medical Marijuana: The State of Medicinal Cannabis in the United States
"A responsible, thoughtful and well-articulated, user-manual for improving your quality of life with cannabis." —TheMarijuanaFacts.com