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Breaking the Cycle of Opioid Addiction: Supplement Your Pain Management With Cannabis

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 U.S. 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 their 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.

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The Cannabis Health Index

This comprehensive sourcebook combines evidence-based insights from more than 1,000 studies from cannabinoid and consciousness research to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on over 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this in-depth reference shows that the subtle shifts in awareness commonly observed in cannabis-using patients vastly contribute to these compounds’ therapeutic potential. 

The Cannabis Health Index is organized into condition-specific chapters, with eye-catching ratings of cannabis efficacy for each symptom, along with recommendations for use, and sidebars that suggest related mindfulness-based practices that enhance the body’s own ability to heal. Organized alphabetically from aging to wound care, with sections on a variety of conditions including infections, cancer, cardiovascular health, eye diseases, inflammatory diseases, neurological diseases, and much more, the Index reveals that the huge body of scientific studies focused on cannabis is a tremendously under-utilized repository of knowledge. 

In synthesizing the findings of these studies, Blesching brings clarity to the process of making informed decisions about cannabis as a valid treatment. Informative, user-friendly, and practical, The Cannabis Health Index presents striking evidence that cannabis is remarkable safe and effective when used within the proper therapeutic window, especially compared with the risks of managing chronic symptoms with pharmaceuticals.


Your Cannabis CBD:THC Ratio 

A Guide to Precision Dosing

for Health and Wellness

While CBD is the latest buzzword in health and wellness, to maximize the therapeutic benefits of cannabis for your body, mind, and mood, it is vital to fine-tune the proportions of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids to create an “entourage effect.”


Drawing from the latest evidence-based research, Your Cannabis CBD : THC Ratio shows you how to do just that—how to dial in the optimal ratio of CBD, THC, and other cannabinoids to heal yourself with cannabis. Preferred ratios for common medical conditions such as cancer, chronic pain, anxiety, and insomnia are presented in this informative guide.


Building on his groundbreaking work in The Cannabis Health Index, Uwe Blesching presents a chemotype-based system that will guide anyone seeking to enhance health and wellness with cannabis—from those new to the medicinal benefits of this plant to healthcare professionals seeking a guide to precision dosing.