The Cannabis Manifesto is both a call to action and a radical vision of humans´ relationship with this healing but controversial plant. Steve DeAngelo, the founder of Harborside Health Center, the world´s largest medical-cannabis dispensary, presents a compelling case for cannabis as a wellness catalyst that must be legalized. His view that there is no such thing as recreational cannabis use challenges listeners to rethink everything they thought they knew about marijuana. The Cannabis Manifesto answers essential questions about the plant, using extensive research to fuel a thoughtful discussion about cannabis science and law as well as its biological, mental, and spiritual effects on human beings. With a cultural critic´s eye peering through the lens of social justice, DeAngelo explains how cannabis prohibition has warped our most precious institutions - from the family to the workplace to the doctor´s office and the courtroom. In calling for a realistic national policy on a substance that has been used by half of all Americans, this essential primer will forever change the way the world thinks about cannabis, its benefits, and the laws governing its use. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Andy Barnett. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/rand/004995/bk_rand_004995_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Cannabis has been around for approximately 10,000 years. It has been given different names as it spread across the world, and historians speculate that many cultures added additional ingredients to the drug. For example, the Spanish called it hashish, and it was suspected to contain 50 percent opium. The medical name for cannabis is astragalus, and the term marijuana in the United States was borrowed from Spain. China was the first nation to discover cannabis and its intoxicating affects. In 2737 BC, the emperor of China claimed it had great healing effects. He wrote that it had the ability to be used as a medication for ´´gout, malaria, [and] absent-mindedness”. It would be introduced to the Muslims in 12th century Persia, which is current day Iran. Before it was banned by the Koran, it was used recreationally with alcoholic beverages. In 1545, the Spanish brought cannabis to America. Cannabis and tobacco became the main cash crops. It was used recreationally, and many products contained cannabis in them, including ´´fiber, paper, nautical use, lamp oil, food, etc”. Some medications in America were concocted with cannabis. In the 1920s, marijuana became a popular recreational drug. Historians claim that the surge in popularity was attributed to prohibition. Cannabis clubs began to surface in big cities. They were called tea pads, and there was widespread marijuana usage. Cannabis appeared in a book of medications called Pharmacopeia: A Book of Medications from 1850-1942, and it was characterized as a medication for all types of ailments. It was considered to help many illnesses, such as ´´labor pain, nausea, and rheumatism”. That reference book had a list of over 100 medical uses for cannabis. However, doctors were not certain of dosages or how to emit the substance. Why was it outlawed? This audiobook will discuss that and more. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Lorri Heneveld. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/113074/bk_acx0_113074_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Before you can start making extracts, there are a few things that you need to know. Basic terms: The terms that are listed here are the terms that are going to be used to describe the consistency of your extract; however, you may realize that some of these terms are also used when looking at the name of the extract. Live resin: this is the extract that you will take from a fresh plant rather than a dried plant Crumble: chunks of dried extract or plant Shatter: an extract that is hard and candy-like Wax: extract that is stretchy and going to stick together even after it has cooled Cannabis extracts Many of the extracts that we are going to discuss in this section are going to be listed later on in the audiobook with the process in which you are going to be able to follow to make that particular extract. Kief: A powdery dust that can be smoked on its own but is going to burn quickly. Hash: Substantial chunks of extract. One of the oldest methods known for making extracts. Bubble hash: The same as the regular hash. The process for making bubble hash is one of the safest out there. ISO Hash (Isopropyl alcohol): A mix between a tarry oil and shatter. Be careful with this one because there may be a hint of chemicals left over in your extract. BHO (Butane Hash oil): This oil will be somewhere between a waxy oil all the way up to a hard shatter. You should always test your BHO before you smoke it to make sure there is no butane left over on the extract. CO2 Oil: Your result for CO2 oil will be either a liquid you use for a vape pen or wax. This is one of the more costly techniques for making extracts. Budder: Soft butter like substance that will crumble. Your budder may... 1. Language: English. Narrator: Trevor Clinger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/088106/bk_acx0_088106_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Marijuana has been illegal in the United States since 1937. Yet, thanks in large part to a loosely connected underground world of breeders, dealers, and smokers, there are currently more than 2000 varieties available. And since 1996, when California first passed legislation allowing for legalized medical marijuana, the underground has slowly surfaced, pushing what was once a decentralized, lawless world closer to the corporate world of business, agriculture, and pharmaceuticals. Super-Charged gets up close and personal with the people who have transformed this controversial drug. With personalities and backgrounds as diverse as the plant itself, the growers include a former Silicon Valley software entrepreneur, third-generation Humboldt, California, growers, a publicly traded pharmaceutical company, and the famous marijuana personality Jorge Cervantes. Jim Rendon takes listeners behind the scenes and into the homes and grow operations of the committed, quality-obsessed practitioners in the international underground industry responsible for creating today´s super-charged cannabis. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Michael Hinton. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/007771/bk_tant_007771_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Discover the Information You Need to Know to Pass a Drug Test! You´re about to discover the key information you need to know on how to pass a urine test for marijuana. Millions of people have no clue how to pass a drug test and believe all types of misinformation regarding diluting the body and exercise. Many places on the Internet do not provide scientifically correct information with proven results. I am not here to promise you that you can pass any test at any time just by doing some magical trick. The truth is, you need to understand that you can never guarantee yourself to pass a drug test. However, there are actions that you can take that will greatly enhance your chance of passing the test. This book will cover those for you. This book gives an introduction to drug tests, the different methods of testing, knowing the tested substances in marijuana, masking techniques that do and don´t work, as well as a step-by-step strategy that will help you stack the odds in your favor when you know a drug test is coming. Here is a preview of what you´ll learn: Understanding drug tests Knowing the substances Knowing the methods Masking techniques that do and don´t work Take action right away to stack the chips in your favor by downloading this book, How to Pass a Drug Test for Marijuana: The Ultimate No B.S. Guide for How to Beat a Drug Test. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kelly Rhodes. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/046392/bk_acx0_046392_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Audie Award Winner, Nonfiction, 2013 Did you know that breast milk contains substances similar to cannabis? Or that it´s sold on the Internet for 262 times the price of oil? Feted and fetishized, the breast is an evolutionary masterpiece. But in the modern world, the breast is changing. Breasts are getting bigger, arriving earlier, and attracting newfangled chemicals. Increasingly, the odds are stacked against us in the struggle with breast cancer, even among men. What makes breasts so mercurial - and so vulnerable? In this informative and highly entertaining account, intrepid science reporter Florence Williams sets out to uncover the latest scientific findings from the fields of anthropology, biology, and medicine. Her investigation follows the life cycle of the breast from puberty to pregnancy to menopause, taking her from a plastic surgeon´s office, where she learns about the importance of cup size in Texas, to the laboratory, where she discovers the presence of environmental toxins in her own breast milk. The result is a fascinating exploration of where breasts came from, where they have ended up, and what we can do to save them. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Kate Reading. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/tant/002507/bk_tant_002507_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
Again and again British politicians, commentators, and celebrities intone that ´´the war on drugs has failed´´. They then say this is an argument for abandoning all attempts to reduce drug use through the criminal law. Peter Hitchens shows that in Britain, there has been no serious war on drugs since 1971, when a Tory government adopted a Labour plan to implement the revolutionary Wootton report. This gave cannabis, the most widely used illegal substance, a special legal status as a supposedly ´´soft´´ drug (in fact, Hitchens argues, it is at least as dangerous as heroin and cocaine because of the threat it poses to mental health). It began a progressive reduction of penalties for possession and effectively disarmed the police. This process still continues behind a screen of falsely tough rhetoric from politicians. Far from there being a war on drugs, there has been a covert surrender to drugs, concealed behind an official obeisance to international treaty obligations. For all intents and purposes, cannabis is legal in Britain, and other major drugs are not far behind. In The War We Never Fought, Hitchens uncovers the secret history of the government´s true attitude and the increasing recruitment of the police and courts to covert decriminalization initiatives and contrasts it with the rhetoric. Whatever and whoever is to blame for the undoubted mess of Britain´s drug policy, it is not prohibition or a war on drugs, for neither exists. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Peter Hitchens. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/018174/bk_adbl_018174_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
You´re about to discover how to overcome the challenges of dual diagnosis. Dual diagnosis is a common phenomenon affecting the modern-day societies of the world. What is really responsible for it? There are a few reasons why many societies are witnessing the problem. But what is the meaning of dual diagnosis? How do we deal with the challenges associated with dual diagnosis? To start with, dual diagnosis can be referred to as a condition that brings about the simultaneous existence of two mental illnesses at the same time, a problem that assumes a dual nature. This condition appears to be something that can further lead to a more heterogeneous problem. However, the issue has led to many debates whether it is possible for someone to suffer dual problems and yet still be refer to them as a single problem. Experience has shown that it is very possible for an individual to suffer problems that assume a dual nature. For example we have dual diagnosis manifesting in critical conditions like alcoholism and depression. This is a very good example of a problem that has to do with dual diagnosis. The issue can also be seen in more serious mental illnesses, like schizophrenia and psychosis. It can also manifest in conditions that have to do with substance misuse when it leads to the development of certain disorders, for instance when an individual overuses cannabis. Other forms of disorders that can lead to dual diagnosis problems are panic disorders, generalized anxiety disorders, and overdependence on drugs. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Cathy Beard. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/055803/bk_acx0_055803_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
With the rise of marijuana legalization in Colorado and Washington, I thought it may be necessary to bring up information that society may want to consider before consuming the substance marijuana. As a personal trainer I encourage everyone to work out and consume supplements in a respectful manner where they are not imposing harm on their body. With the dramatic increase of marijuana, we as a population need to start pressing the issue to scientists and medical professionals so that we can hear more opinions and evaluate clinical trials. I am a personal trainer through the National Federation of Professional Training, certificate number 45582. I do not encourage anyone to break the law to consume cannabis. Make sure it´s legal by contacting all levels of authority, from local to federal jurisdiction, before consuming. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Jason Sprenger. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/acx0/030888/bk_acx0_030888_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.
´´Morphine,´´ writes Richard J. Miller, ´´is the most significant chemical substance mankind has ever encountered.´´ So ancient that remains of poppies have been found in Neolithic tombs, it is the most effective drug ever discovered for treating pain. ´´Whatever advances are made in medicine,´´ Miller adds, ´´nothing could really be more important than that.´´ And yet, when it comes to mind-altering substances, morphine is only a cc or two in a vast river that flows through human civilization, ranging from LSD to a morning cup of tea. In Drugged, Miller takes listeners on an eye-opening tour of psychotropic drugs, describing the various kinds, how they were discovered and developed, and how they have played multiple roles in virtually every culture. The vast scope of chemicals that cross the blood-brain barrier boggle the very brain they reach: cannabis and cocaine, antipsychotics and antidepressants, alcohol, amphetamines, and Ecstasy - and much more. Literate and wide-ranging, Miller weaves together science and history, telling the story of the undercover theft of 20,000 tea plants from China by a British spy, for example; the European discovery of coffee and chocolate; and how James Wolfgang von Goethe, the famous man of letters, first isolated the alkaloid we now know as caffeine. Miller explains what scientists know - and don´t - about the impact of each drug on the brain, down to the details of neurotransmitters and their receptors. He clarifies the differences between morphine and heroin, mescaline and LSD, and other similar substances. Drugged brims with surprises, revealing the fact that antidepressant drugs evolved from the rocket fuel that shot V2 rockets into London during World War II, highlighting the role of hallucinogens in the history of religion, and asking whether Prozac can help depressed cats. Entertaining and authoritative, Drugged is a truly fascinating book. 1. Language: English. Narrator: Roger Clark. Audio sample: http://samples.audible.de/bk/adbl/017967/bk_adbl_017967_sample.mp3. Digital audiobook in aax.