Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors-By Dr. Mark Sircus

Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors-By Dr. Mark Sircus

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Healing with Medical Marijuana: Getting Beyond the Smoke and Mirrors

Imagine that there is an effective treatment for dozens of serious ailments—from cancer and Parkinson’s disease to headaches and depression. Now imagine that the government is preventing you from using it because it is derived from a controversial herb. Cannabis, more commonly called marijuana, is still looked upon by many people as a social evil, yet scientific evidence clearly shows the compounds it contains can reduce, halt, and, in many cases, reverse some of our most serious health conditions. In Healing with Medical Marijuana, best-selling author and medical researcher Dr. Mark Sircus has written a clear guide to understanding the power of the cannabis plant in combating numerous disorders.

In the early 1930s, cannabis extract was legally available throughout the United States. However, as the public’s perception of marijuana was often linked to violence, crime, and deviant behavior, the Federal Government outlawed its use in 1937. From that point on, using marijuana was considered a crime—an illegal offense that carried stiff penalties, including jail time. And yet, although the United States had deemed cannabis an illegal narcotic, many other countries began doing scientific research on this herb, studying its remarkable medicinal qualities. Healing with Medical Marijuana provides a fascinating look at these studies, showing just how effective the compounds found in cannabis can be in treating a wide range of illnesses and conditions. It also examines the laws that continue to prevent its use in the United States.

While more and more states are now legalizing medical marijuana as a safe and effective treatment method, the controversy continues to block its use for the majority of the population—in spite of the relief it can provide. For those who may be unable to obtain medical marijuana to treat their individual conditions, this book is designed to provide options that can offer the much-needed help they are seeking.



There is a quiet revolution occurring in this country. State by state, people are being given the right to use medical marijuana as a legitimate treatment against a wide variety of health disorders. More and more doctors are now prescribing the various forms of medical marijuana to help their patient. However, this revolution is not without its critics. They argue that there isn’t any proof that it works; they say that its production is unregulated; and they even liken it to the use of a highly-addictive narcotic. The problem with their arguments is that they are untrue. Dig a little deeper into these opposition groups and you discover that many them are being funded by large private interests that feel threatened by the introduction of a safer alternative to many drugs.

Author Biography

Mark Sircus, Ac., OMD, DM (P) was trained in acupuncture and Oriental medicine at the Institute of Traditional Medicine in Santa Fe and the School of Traditional Medicine of New England in Boston. He also served at the Central Public Hospital of Pochutla, Mexico. He is part of the Scientific Advisory and Research Development team of the Da Vinci College of Holistic Medicine.

Dr. Sircus’ articles have appeared in numerous journals and magazines throughout the world. In addition, he is the best-selling author of several books,
including Sodium Bicarbonate, Healing With Iodine, and Anti-Inflammatory Oxygen Therapy.