Written for both the patient and the doctor, Barbara Harris Whitfield created a thorough guide to using cannabis medically, explaining how it works, how it can help to improve lives and the confusing aspects of current medical cannabis industry, perceptions and stigmas.
There is a plethora of firsthand experiences, stories and studies to help us not only understand the plant, but to actually read details about it doing amazing things for people. Whitfield finds an approachable way of exploring and explaining cannabis for the patient, the caregiver and for interested parties looking to learn.
About the Author
Barbara Harris is an author, near-death experiencer, therapist and researcher in private practice in Atlanta, Georgia with best selling author and physician Charles Whitfield, M.D. helping adults that were repeatedly traumatized as children.
About “The Secrets of Medicinal Marijuana” she writes: it’s not about getting high. It’s about helping people that need a natural plant drug instead of toxic addictive drugs that kill or turn into a hard habit to break. It’s about helping our Vets that have returned from battle with PTSD. It’s about helping children who have repetitive seizures. It’s about not medicating or denying our symptoms so they can help us to understand what we need do to bring our selves back to balance. It’s about time we incorporated a healthier paradigm into our medicine chest and became responsible for our health/illnesses instead of giving away our power to “big Pharma” and the old medical paradigm”
Barbara had a profound near death experience in 1975 that turned her life into a search for answers. She went back to school and became an ICU respiratory therapist that led her to write and lecture on “The Emotional Needs of Critical Care Patients.” Next, she became a researcher in the Department of Psychiatry at the University of Connecticut School of Medicine looking at the psychological, emotional, energetic and spiritual aftereffects of people who have had a near-death experience. She taught classes on these aftereffects at Rutgers University’s Institute on Alcohol and Drug Studies for 12 years calling her classes “When the 12th Step Happens First.” She has appeared on Oprah, Donahue, Larry King Live, CNN Medical News, Bio Channel, and more.