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Beschreibung

Make informed decisions about the benefits of using cannabis

Pot is hot-for good reason, To date, 30 states have legalized medical marijuana to the tune of nearly $11B in consumer spending, Whether it's to help alleviate symptoms of an illness or for adults to use recreationally, more people every day are turning to marijuana,

Cannabis For Dummies presents the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant, Inside, you'll find the hands-on knowledge and education you need to make an informed decision about your cannabis purchase, as a patient and a consumer, 

  • Decide for yourself if marijuana is right for you
  • Manage aches and pains
  • Gain insight on the effects and possible symptom relief Enjoy both sweet and savory edibles
  • Navigate the legal requirements

If you're curious about cannabis, everything you need to discover its many benefits is a page away!

 



Kim Ronkin Casey has been a communications professional for more than 20 years and recently took a year-long leap into the world of cannabis as the communications manager for one of the leading dispensaries in North America, She now consults for companies in the industry on internal and external communications, Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who has contributed to numerous For Dummies books,

Autorentext

Kim Ronkin Casey has been a communications professional for more than 20 years and recently took a year-long leap into the world of cannabis as the communications manager for one of the leading dispensaries in North America. She now consults for companies in the industry on internal and external communications. Joe Kraynak is a professional writer who has contributed to numerous For Dummies books.

Klappentext

  • Buy, consume, and grow your own cannabis
  • Invest, find a job, or start a cannabis business
  • Steer clear of legal trouble

Curious about cannabis?

Pot is hot for good reason! It's a popular adult recreational product with potentially powerful medicinal properties that's on the fast track to becoming a $50 billion plus industry by 2027! However, it's also a complex, multifaceted, and highly controversial topic subject to myths and misconceptions. You need a reliable source of information to gain the knowledge and insight required to safely and legally navigate all aspects of cannabis. This friendly guide delivers all you need to know from buying, using, and growing cannabis to getting a job in the industry, starting your own business, and even investing in it.

Inside...

  • Buy the weed that meets your needs
  • Explore possible health benefits
  • Sample consumption methods
  • Steer clear of legal problems
  • Grow your own cannabis
  • Cook up your own edibles
  • Look at the business side


Zusammenfassung

Make informed decisions about the benefits of using cannabis

Pot is hotfor good reason. To date, 30 states have legalized medical marijuana to the tune of nearly $11B in consumer spending. Whether it's to help alleviate symptoms of an illness or for adults to use recreationally, more people every day are turning to marijuana.

Cannabis For Dummies presents the science behind the use of this amazingly therapeutic plant. Inside, you'll find the hands-on knowledge and education you need to make an informed decision about your cannabis purchase, as a patient and a consumer.

  • Decide for yourself if marijuana is right for you
  • Manage aches and pains
  • Gain insight on the effects and possible symptom relief Enjoy both sweet and savory edibles
  • Navigate the legal requirements

If you're curious about cannabis, everything you need to discover its many benefits is a page away!



Inhalt

Introduction 1

About This Book 1

Foolish Assumptions 2

Icons Used in This Book 3

Beyond the Book 4

Where to Go from Here 4

Part 1: Getting Started with Cannabis 5

Chapter 1: Taking the Nickel Tour 7

Exploring the Basics of Marijuana Consumption 8

Considering medical use 8

Looking into adult recreational use 10

Acknowledging the potential drawbacks 10

Knowing What Makes Cannabis So Special 11

Recognizing the Diversity of Cannabis Strains 13

Buying Cannabis 14

Knowing where and where not to get it 14

Understanding what you're buying 15

Avoiding rip-offs 16

Exploring Different Consumption Methods 16

Smoking or vaping 16

Edibles 17

Tinctures 17

Topical or transdermal applications 18

Getting Up to Speed on Cannabis Laws 18

Being a Safe and Responsible User 19

Grasping the Basics of Cannabis Production 20

Growing cannabis 20

Harvesting and curing cannabis 21

Creating cannabis, extracts, concentrates and infused products 22

Making Money in the Cannabis Industry 22

Recognizing the challenges 23

Getting a job in the industry 23

Starting your own cannabis business 24

Exploring ancillary business 25

Investing in the industry 25

Chapter 2: Brushing Up on Cannabis Anatomy and Chemistry 27

Getting to Know the Plant from Top to Bottom 27

Examining the structure of the two primary strains 28

Checking out the buds and flowers 28

Taking a peek at the seeds 29

Combing through the trichomes 30

Considering the lesser parts of the plant 31

Taking a Crash Course in Cannabinoid Chemistry 32

Assessing factors impacting individual effects 32

Exploring the endocannabinoid system 33

Getting high with tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) 35

Feeling better with cannabidiol (CBD) without getting high 37

Reaping the sedative effects of cannabinol (CBN) 37

Exploring the potential health benefits of cannabigerol (CBG) 37

Discovering the potential health benefits of cannabigerol (CBG) 38

Using terpenes to anticipate effects 38

Exploring Cannabis Concentrates and Extracts 39

Concentrates 39

Extracts 40

Products made from concentrates and extracts 42

Chapter 3: Steering Clear of Legal Trouble 45

Knowing the Laws: Federal, State, Local and International 46

Keeping abreast of U.S federal law and enforcement 46

Getting up to speed on state laws 48

Considering local laws too 51

Knowing your employer's rules 52

Researching international laws 52

Knowing Your Limits 54

Age limits 54

Purchase limits 55

Grow limits 55

Dosing limits 56

Driving limits 56

Consumption locations 56

Your own personal consumption limits 57

Avoiding Encounters with Law Enforcement 59

Responding Appropriately in Encounters with Law Enforcement 60

Taking Responsibility as a Parent 61

Chapter 4: Tackling Cannabis Politics and Culture 63

Checking the Nation's Pulse 64

Acknowledging the drivers of change 64

Recognizing differences in attitudes about medical and recreational use 65

Keeping pace with evolving attitudes 66

Debunking Misconceptions of Cannabis and Users 66

Examining Activism 67

Tuning in to Cannabis Culture 69

Part 2: Buying, Storing, and Using Cannabis 71

Chapter 5: Buying and Storing Cannabis 73

Evaluating Your Vendor Op...

Produktinformationen

Titel: Cannabis For Dummies
Autor:
EAN: 9781119550648
Digitaler Kopierschutz: Adobe-DRM
Format: E-Book (epub)
Hersteller: For Dummies
Genre: Medizin
Anzahl Seiten: 400
Veröffentlichung: 15.04.2019
Dateigrösse: 8.1 MB