The Cannabis Prescription: 

How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications

by Colleen Higgins, R.Ph., CDE, MTM, PMSP
Silver Medal Winner: Health/Medicine/Nutrition 2021 Independent Publisher Book Awards and 2020 NYC Big Book Award Winner

Winner of Two Prestigious Book Awards

Available in Paperback or as an E-Book

4.7 Global Amazon Rating from 160 Reviews

In The Cannabis Prescription: How to Use Medical Marijuana to Reduce or Replace Pharmaceutical Medications, pharmacist Colleen Higgins, R.Ph. uses her experience working in a cannabis dispensary to instruct readers as to the most comfortable and effective way to begin using medical cannabis therapy, either when inhaled, used sublingually or when taken as an edible.

Specific dosages of CBD, THC, and CBN are provided in order to help patents avoid over consumption while still achieving effective symptom management.

A full array of cannabis products typically found in a cannabis dispensary are discussed such as topical products, vaporizers (flower and oil), concentrates, tinctures, cannabis oils, RSO, micro-emulsions, and edibles.

Currently available pharmaceutical medications for conditions such as muscle pain, nerve pain, side effects from chemotherapy, fibromyalgia, sleep, migraines, gastrointestinal disease, Alzheimer’s disease, epilepsy, anxiety, depression, multiple sclerosis, and Parkinson’s disease are compared and contrasted with the evidence-based benefits offered by cannabis while taking into consideration drug interactions, side effects, safety, and costs. 

If you’re sitting in front of a pile of pills feeling overwhelmed and dissatisfied, this comprehensive book will teach you about the science and healing powers of one of the oldest and safest natural medicines in the world.


Colleen Higgins, R.Ph., CDE, MTM, PMSP

Colleen Higgins is an pharmacist, author, and consultant who provides training and education on cannabis products to patients, healthcare providers and bud tenders.

She has worked directly with patients in the role of pharmaceutical and cannabis distribution for over 25 years. She is certified in diabetes education (CDE), medication therapy management (MTM) and as a Pain Management Specialty Pharmacist (PMSP).