In the coming weeks of the Canadian government’s legislation to legalize cannabis, it’s becoming even more important to educate ourselves on this shift in policy, as well as the history and the influence of medicinal cannabis.

It’s no surprise that the use of medical cannabis continues to grow among patients, healthcare communities and the overall Canadian population as a treatment. Much-deserved recognition and respect for this powerful medicine are growing because supporters have always advocated for educated and informed decision making on the policies and conversations surrounding it.

  1. The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo

This book was written by none other than the founder of the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the world. It offers both a visionary approach and strong call-to-action when it comes to activating a positive perspective on medical cannabis. The book dives into all the essential questions about cannabis and beautifully educates readers on the combination of science and law.

  1. Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes

This essential guide will teach you everything about how medicinal cannabis interacts with our body and mind. It will walk you through how to choose the best strains for your symptoms and how to store them safely. This book can serve as your reliable source of knowledge and first-aid on the medicinal use of cannabis in your home.

  1. The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases by Uwe Blesching

Get your hands on this comprehensive guide to medicating with cannabis. Blesching gives you evidence-based insights from over 1,000 studies on medicinal cannabis in order to gain a powerful understanding of the healing effects of this plant. Each chapter of the book will provide recommendations for how to use medicinal cannabis, along with the ratings of cannabis efficacy for each disease.

  1. Marijuana Medical Handbook: Practical Guide to Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana by E. Rosenthal, D. Gieringer, G.T. Carter

If you’re looking for a more scholarly resource, this book is your for you! It’s an incredible resource that is targeted towards patients with little knowledge regarding the properties of medicinal cannabis. It aims to break down the science behind the treatment in a concise and understandable manner, anywhere from tips on how to control dosage to mediating the effects of usage.

What do you think of our list? Have you read any of these so far? What others would you add?