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Product Details

  • Paperback: 192 pages
  • Publisher: CreateSpace Independent Publishing Platform (January 3, 2010)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1453849432
  • ISBN-13: 978-1453849439
  • Product Dimensions: 8.5 x 5.5 x 0.4 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.6 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (30 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #141,426 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"If you would like to be one of those people who seem to know everything imortant there is to know about marijuana, this is the book you ought to read. Bello presents it all with balance, lucidty and a sort of calm spirituality that your rarely encounter. It's the sort of book you can dip into at random, absorbing nonconsecutive sections at your leisure. --High Times, Dean Latimer, Sr. Editor

"One of the most well-written, concise, comprehensive analysis of marijuana today." --NORML, Dick Cowan

"Well-written, concise, detailed and without any waffle, but easy to comprehend. --LCC, England --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

About the Author

Joan Bello has a Master's Degree in Eastern Studies and Psychology, clinical experience as a Substance Abuse Counselor, and close to forty years of close association with marijuana. As Director of the National Class Action for Therapeutic Cannabis, she personally interviewed over 500 patient-plaintiffs. At present, she is working on a new book: The Yoga of Marijuana.

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I would recommend it a long but informative read.
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This book here ranks #1 on my list of books that I have read.
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It is very easy to read and understand and helpful.
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48 of 49 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on June 27, 1998
Format: Paperback
I thought I knew a lot about marijuana until I read this book. Joan Bello has not only written an excellent book, she is an active advocate.
She is an in-take processor for a class action law suit against the Federal Government endorsing the medical use of marijuana.
I have Glaucoma, and have been legally blind since 1993. I have had bad reactions to traditional medications. Marijuana may be able to help me save my remaining vision.
This book has been well researched and documented. Joan Bello and the other contributors to the book really care about people.
When is this country going to wake up. Are prisons are overflowing. We are letting out violent crimminals on the streets years early to make room for non violent drug offenders.
I would like to thank joan and the attorneys behind the class action law suit. It is time to stand up and be counted.
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46 of 52 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on December 17, 1999
Format: Paperback
Joan Bello adresses feelings I have always had but I was not sure why. Now it makes a lot more sense. One big bonus in reading this book was I now try to pay a lot more attention to my inner self when I am in this higher state of consciousness as opposed to watching TV or something mundane like that. I try to expose myself to more stimulations than I use to. One other thing that I have noticed is I can really feel the depressing nature of alcohol way more than I use to. I have always had the feeling but I did not pay much attention to it. Now I find it really easy to tune into and it turns me off. This book is very interesting, a touch difficult to read in parts but in the end it improves your awareness of yourself and of this little beautiful plant that I have embraced for most of my life.
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37 of 41 people found the following review helpful By "mfgc" on March 31, 1999
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This book tells the truth. The author was sentenced to 12 years in prison for her beliefs -- right here in Amerika (I wish that I had 1/3 the courage of this person). In her book, she tells how marijuana is a life saving plant and explains its actions on the human being in terms of physical, Psychological and spiritual dimensions. In her writings she explains how the medical dangers of marijuana are basicaly non-existant and that the spiritual aspects are what terrorize the the government(how true). Marijuana will become the wonder drug of the new millennium.
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16 of 18 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 16, 1999
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Joan Bello is a very good friend and I helped in researching this book for her. Her wisdom of this plant and the way she expresses herself is honest, truthful and factual. Those in society who oppose this plant should be forced to write a book report on this brilliant work of truth! I am looking forward to the new updated edition coming out soon! I love you joan! James Dawson
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Kay Lee on March 3, 2008
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I've read all three editions of Ms. Bello's book and have to say that the Final Edition was worth waiting for - particularly the information on post tramatic syndrome. In my work with both patients and prisoners and their families, I have noted symptoms of post trauma and/or depression, so am very aware that the majority of these people suffer from one or both conditions. I recently gave a copy of the book to my daughter's doctor, as I do with every doctor my family sees; and at the birth of my last granddaughter, we were surprised and delighted when he shared his enthusiasm about both the book and the medicine during her labor. To my knowledge not one doctor who has taken the time to read 'Benefits of Marijuana' has disagreed with any of Ms. Bello's findings. No one wants to admit that marijuana has been unfairly maligned for mostly fictional reasons, but the fact is that the worst side effect of the use of this plant is the law. I hope you will get educated; read the book, write a review, and join the effort to right this intolerable wrong.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Cheryl Guthrie on April 19, 2014
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The only reason for giving this book 4 stars instead of 5 is that it is not well referenced. It has a good and extensive bibliography but no footnotes or specific page references. For that reason I would suggest, for those new to exploring all the benefits of MJ, to start with the book "Marijuana Gateway to Health: How Cannabis Protects Us from Cancer and Alzheimer's Disease", also available through Amazon. This one is a real eye opener and is extensively footnoted. It contains detailed accounts of multiple scientific studies, all with specific references that you can check out. (And its scope is NOT limited to the diseases in the title) That said, Joan Bello's book, while not well referenced, contains much of the same information but also further discusses the more holistic aspects of the drug, why it is healing on all levels, including the spiritual, as specified in the title. This is ground that other writers fear to tread for fear of losing their scientific credibility, so is valuable for that reason. She also explains how MJ is the only substance that actually has a balancing effect on the autonomic nervous system, acting as either/ both stimulant and sedative, helping to mediate extreme swings in either direction. This was new information to me that I don't remember reading in any other book on the subject. Overall it is a totally excellent book. I would recommend it highly to anyone who has already done some reading on the scientific studies and is open to information about the psychological and spiritual benefits as well. I just don't understand, since this book was first copyrighted in 1996 and has been updated and revised several times since then, why she did not choose to at some point add some footnoting and specific references.Read more ›
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