Why Cannabis
Is Medicine

A guide to understanding medical marijuana.


Medical Cannabis offers some of the safest, most well-tolerated medications available for many conditions. This book takes a look existing medical evidence and patient testimonies to understand what conditions cannabis could be useful for and why.

This book answers the essential questions for taking medical marijuana.

  • Why is cannabis medicine?
  • What condition/s can I use cannabis to treat?
  • What is the endocannabinoid system (ECS)?
  • What are the side-effects of cannabis?
  • Is there an ideal dosage and/or ingestion method?
  • Can I use cannabis to replace any other medications?

6 Reasons To Read This Book.

  • Understand why cannabis can be an effective medicine for over 40 conditions.
  • Understand more about how to dose cannabis and cannabinoid-based medications – and why it’s so complicated!
  • Is cannabis safe? Is it legal? Is it addictive? Your questions answered.
  • Get some great information on cannabis from the world’s top scientists, as well as stories from medical marijuana patients themselves.
  • Gain a better understanding of the endocannabinoid system (ECS) and the role it plays in homeostasis.
  • What about hemp-based products? Synthetic cannabinoids? More information on when they’re useful and when they’re not.

Our Approach

What makes cannabis medicine? Whilst the underlying science is complex, the answer is simple:


Cannabis (or cannabinoids) can help us modulate the human body’s “infrastructure” or “mainframe”, the endocannabinoid system (ECS), and its ability to stay in balance (homeostasis). There are thought to be many conditions associated with an “out-of-sync” ECS, and we aggregate existing scientific literature, ask experts, and run through the biology of the cannabis plant in order to answer the question in as understandable a manner as possible.

Basic Facts

  • Every U.S. state with a medical marijuana program (MMP) has seen a reduction in opioid overdoses – could this be replicated the world over and reduce the need for opioid-based painkillers?
  • The endocannabinoid system (ECS) plays an important role in the development of many injuries, illnesses and diseases. Learning how to modulate the ECS using phytocannabinoids and terpenoids could help us create novel and relatively safe & well-tolerated medications for a huge number of ailments.
  • The cannabis plant is a “treasure trove” of compounds that are rarely if ever found elsewhere in nature. Many of these compounds are not necessarily psychoactive, which means one does not necessarily need to be “high” or “stoned” to derive medical benefits from cannabis.