Thursday May 23, 2013
Marijuana IS a Gateway Drug!
Photo Credit: Pablo Evans Alternet photo
(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 can discuss 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.
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
"Marijuana: Gateway to Health blends a clear and concise overview of the science supporting cannabis as medicine with an engaging account of the politics of prohibition that still keeps it from patients. Werner shows just how cruel and counterproductive federal marijuana policy is. His book should be required reading for all medical professionals, elected officials, and everyone interested in health and wellness."
-Andrew Weil M.D., author of Spontaneous Healing and Spontaneous Happiness
"Clint Werner argues forcefully that the health benefits of marijuana far exceed its dangers. Much of the evidence is preliminary. But it adds up to a call for professional, large-scale scientific research to access this ancient and ever more popular herb."
-Robert Bazell, author Her-2: The Making of Herceptin, a Revolutionary Treatment for Breast Cancer
"I learned more from this book than from anything I've read in the last decade."
-Marsha Rosenbaum, Ph.D., Sociologist, Drug Policy Alliance
"Billions of dollars' worth of pharmaceuticals are based on opium and cocaine, yet the active ingredients of marijuana are shunned. If just 5% of Werner's claims regarding the clinical benefits of cannabinoids are true, why are governments and drug manufacturers so intransigent about marijuana? Can "pot" be more dangerous-and less beneficial-than legally distributed Oxycontin, ephedrine, Percocet or valium?"
-Laurie Garrett, author of I Heard The Sirens Scream: How Americans Responded to the 9/11 and Anthrax Attacks
"This book is a must read for anyone who wishes to know the science and politics behind the medical marijuana movement. When you hear a claim that sounds unbelievable, this is a great source to use to separate fact from fiction."
-R. Keith Stroup, founder National Organization for Reform of Marijuana Laws (NORML)
"Marijuana: Gateway to Health is a refreshingly readable book that engages the reader from page one. Werner brings to life the story of how marijuana's medical benefits have been discovered, covering all the bases and putting clinical studies into their proper, broader perspective. A terrific book with heart and soul."
-Ellen Komp, editor The Emperor Wears No Clothes
"Brilliantly written, easy to understand, concise summaries of current research at the beginning of the renaissance of cannabis therapy. Buy a copy before you get old. Buy a copy for your doctor!"
-Michael and Michelle Aldrich, The Aldrich Archives, San Francisco
"Loaded with footnotes and packed with information, Marijuana: Gateway to Health will teach any skeptic how medical marijuana heals people and why the continuing prohibition against it is immoral and illogical.... Written for the layman, Werner does an excellent job of engaging the reader and making scientific concepts clear and easy to understand.... While our opponents in the debate over medical marijuana continue to insist that not enough research has been done, Werner has provided the ammo to fire back in the form of facts and scientific findings."
-High Times Magazine
"Clint Werner's Marijuana: Gateway to Health sets a new milestone in the understanding of marijuana as medicine. This book is a masterpiece-clearly written, well documented, and it pushes back in against the ill-conceived propaganda against these useful plants. Any skeptic is well advised to read this book before voicing an opinion. I highly recommend this book!"
-Paul Stamets, Author of Mycellium Running and Growing Gourmet and Medicinal Mushrooms
MarijuanaGatewayToHealth.com Trade Paperback $15.95, ISBN: 978-0-9834261-8-9, Trim: 6 x 9 inches, 228 pages, Fully indexed. BISAC: Medical / Health Policy, Medical / Public Health, Health & Fitness / Healthy Living, Health & Fitness / Herbal Medications/Available Ingram Book Group or direct from the Publisher at 415-824-9212 Dachstar Press, P.O. Box 460681, San Francisco, CA 94146-0681