Millions of Americans believe marijuana to be a dangerous drug that leads to addiction. Slowly this myth is melting away, allowing the therapeutic uses of the plant to be taken more seriously and transforming its use from taboo to legitimate medicine. Useful in the treatment of cancer, AIDS, multiple sclerosis, arthritis, migraine headaches and various other illnesses, marijuana is rapidly proving to be an effective alternative to conventional drugs. From pain management to asthma, marijuana is a versatile drug that the authors recommend be used only under medical supervision for the treatment of a myriad of conditions.Active in the fight to legalize marijuana for medical use, all three authors succeed in bringing education to both the public and the health profession regarding medicinal marijuana and its effectiveness in treatment. Dr. Bill Zimmerman managed the successful 1996 Proposition 215 campaign in California, which allowed doctors to legally prescribe marijuana for specific conditions. Combined with the medical and scientific credentials of Drs. Bayer and Crumpacker, this title is a comprehensive overview of one of today's most controversial subjects brought to you by the health professionals responsible for bringing medical marijuana to center stage.