Reviewed by Katerie
is an informative work that presents
Potter explores the ways that aging
baby boomers may find relief for
what ails them in Cannabis
yet comprehensive guide is designed
to educate a possibly ailing senior
population on the therapeutic
benefits of marijuana. In just over
twenty chapters, Potter addresses
why cannabis should be considered,
as well as how to overcome the
stigmas and perceptions that many
still have about the plant—which,
she points out, is a natural
product, as opposed to the plethora
of synthetic pharmaceutical drugs on
the market. She also discusses how
cannabis affects humans and how to
use it to treat certain conditions.
though medical marijuana is
legal in many jurisdictions,
it’s not easy to write a book on
the health benefits of cannabis.
After a century where marijuana
was misrepresented with
melodramas like Reefer
made ridiculous with comedy acts
and Chong, Potter knows
that many people still have
reservations about cannabis as a
medical treatment. Potter makes
a compelling case for the use of
cannabis as a therapeutic tool
while never being preachy or
presents this perspective armed with
credited and sourced information,
Potter is largely persuasive because
of her friendly, approachable tone.
She is easy to understand and stays
away from overly medical and
scientific jargon, even when
tackling subjects like the different
types of trichomes on marijuana or
the biphasic properties of cannabis.
also includes sections on
selecting plant strains based on
therapeutic properties, ways to
cook with cannabis, and how to
use the plant as a salve or
poultice. By showing the
practical uses of cannabis, it
reduces the stigma around the
plant, making it seem more like
an everyday product.
is clearly and handily organized.
Topics, from the history of cannabis
as a therapeutic tool to how
cannabis is routed through the
bloodstream, are arranged in a
logical order, and pictures and
illustrations are included.
chapters are chunked into different
short topics. This makes the book easy
to put down and pick up again, or simple
to reference a particular topic. A large
font avoids eye strain, and the overall
package is appealing.
Cannabis for Seniors is informative work. No matter what condition a person faces at the end of their days, Potter’s book shows that there is an alternative to help them maintain a good quality of life.