CBD: Healing Without the High

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CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis ~ Healing Without the High
by Leonard Leinow with Juliana BirnbaumCBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis - Healing Without the High by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum

“In my practice of pain medicine, I have witnessed the positive impact that cannabis can have on chronic pain.  It is increasingly evident that it provides a safer alternative to opioids.  The breadth and scope of this book is impressive.  The historical perspective is most interesting and the technical information deeply informative.”  Robert Hines, MD, Diplomate, American Board of Pain Medicine; Diplomate, American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology; co-founder, Bay Area Pain Medical Associates

“The most comprehensive publication on the science and therapeutic use of cannabinoids yet produced.”  Jeffrey Anderson, MD

Edición en Español CBD: El Cannabis Medicinal – Guia para el paciente
por Leonard Leinow y Juliana Birnbaum

EsCBD: El Cannabis Medicinal - Guia para el paciente por Leonard Leinow y Juliana Birnbaumta guía práctica y accesible sobre el uso del cannabis medicinal, contiene gran cantidad de información útil tanto para principiantes como para pacientes experimentados que desean saber más.

El CBD (cannabidiol) es un componente del cannabis con innumerables propiedades curativas: puede aliviar las convulsiones, el dolor, la inflamación, la artritis o, incluso, la ansiedad y la depresión, entre otros muchos problemas. Este libro ofrece consejos prácticos para su uso mediante infusiones, tinturas a base de alcohol, cápsulas o extractos concentrados y, también, nos explica cuáles son las cepas de la planta más ricas en CBD, que no producen los efectos psicoactivos asociados al THC. Además, esta obra incluye información muy importante sobre dosificación, uso con mascotas, efectos secundarios, contraindicaciones y farmacología de la planta.

Aunque el cannabis se utiliza desde hace miles de años, ha sido en las últimas décadas cuando la ciencia ha empezado a investigar la química de la planta y su interacción con el organismo. Uno de los hallazgos más relevantes es el sistema endocannabinoide, un sistema endógeno localizado en nuestro cerebro e involucrado en multitud de procesos fisiológicos como el apetito, la inmunidad, el estado de ánimo, la respuesta al dolor o la memoria.

Los autores nos presentan distintos estudios, entrevistas con profesionales de la medicina y las últimas investigaciones sobre otras sustancias presentes en el cannabis que se están estudiando para uso médico. También abordan la diferencia entre los productos de CBD derivados del cáñamo industrial y los elaborados con marihuana medicinal, que utilizan toda la planta.

Una guía esencial para profesionales y pacientes que buscan una al ternativa no agresiva a los opiáceos y otros productos farmacéuticos.

Support for Your Journey To Health & Healing

This book is dedicated to everyone whose health could benefit from the use of CBD and medical cannabis. This guide will help light the way toward healing and wellness for every reader, their families, including their pets.


Numerous experts, including scientists and medical doctors, contributed to this comprehensive guidebook for patients.


Learn the basics quickly, or take a deep dive into the biology and chemistry of CBD (Cannabidiol), the “get well molecule” in cannabis.


Finally – A comprehensive guide to everything you need to know about using CBD as an aid to healing different diseases and health conditions.

Topics Included in the Book:

  • A Patient’s Guide to Cannabis and CBD
  • Proper Use of CBD for Specific Health Conditions
  • The Science of CBD – Its Effect on Your Body
  • All About Your Body’s Endocannabinoid System
  • How to Accurately Dose for Your Unique Condition
  • Using CBD for Your Pet’s Health and Healing
  • The Future of Cannabis-Based Medicine

Latest Developments In The Medicinal Cannabis Industry

Leonard LeinowLeonard Leinow

Leonard Leinow has three decades of experience growing and studying medicinal cannabis, and brings a unique spiritual perspective to his work.

In 2009, he formed Synergy Wellness, a not-for-profit medical cannabis collective in California. The organization has served more than five thousand members during the past eight years.  Synergy offers hand-crafted, artisanal, organic, and natural whole-plant products including extracts, tinctures, flowers, topical salves, and live plants.  Leonard is an expert in products rich in cannabidiol (CBD), the non-psychoactive, “get well” molecule in the cannabis plant.  He is is a pioneer in the application of these medicines to cancer, epilepsy, pain, M.S., and many other health conditions.

Leonard earned his Bachelor’s degree in engineering, with a minor in art, from UCLA. He became an executive search consultant in the healthcare industry – a career that lasted more than 20 years. He dedicates his free time to his art, including bronze sculpture, ceramics, and painting. His artwork has been shown in fine art galleries worldwide.

Leonard has been an explorer his whole life.  He traveled through thirty-five countries during his youth, and lived in India for five years, studying the religious, spiritual and cultural aspects of ancient civilizations. His inquiries include thirty years of practice in shamanic and tantric traditions, and the martial art of Aikido.  For many years, he was a hands on healer performing professional deep tissue body work, offering healing to hundreds of clients. This wide background gives him a unique ability to understand a wide variety of health conditions and prescribe cannabis medication for each unique patient who comes to him for advice. His work in healing has earned him the title, “The Wizard of Woodacre.”

Juliana Birnbaum

Juliana Birnbaum trained as a cultural anthropologist. She has lived and worked in the United States, Europe, Japan, Nepal, Costa Rica, and Brazil.

In 2005 she founded Voices in Solidarity, an initiative that partnered with indigenous tribal leaders from the Brazilian Amazon to support a community-led environmental educational center. Her work was featured in her first book, Sustainable [R]evolution: Permaculture in Eco-villages, Urban Farms, and Communities Worldwide (published in 2014 by North Atlantic Books).

Juliana was trained to be a Douala and midwife assistant, using a holistic model of care for both mothers and babies.She has written about ecovillages, native rights, and social justice issues in a variety of newspapers, indigenous journals, blogs, and anthologies, including  E – The Environmental Magazine, Bridges, The Rising Nepal, World Rain forest Movement Bulletin, and Cultural Survival Quarterly. Juliana is an accomplished writer, editor, teacher, midwife assistant, yoga practitioner, gardener, and mother.

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