The Green Elephant: The Healthcare Provider's Essential Guide to Understanding and Addressing Medical Cannabis and CBD (Paperback)

The Green Elephant: The Healthcare Provider's Essential Guide to Understanding and Addressing Medical Cannabis and CBD By Matthew Fogel, Elizabeth Fogel, Jean-Paul Dedam Cover Image
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The Ultimate Resource for Cannabis-Based Therapy

Backed by extensive research and medical expertise, The Green Elephant is the all-in-one guidebook for healthcare professionals looking to educate themselves on cannabis therapy to better provide guidance to their patients.

Delving into the history, biology, chemistry, and pharmacological effects of cannabis and CBD-based therapy, The Green Elephant also explores the equally important areas of ethics in practice, cannabis’ legal history, and current regulatory status — all to enable healthcare professionals to better serve their patients.

The Green Elephant provides healthcare professionals with much-needed information on dosing instructions, potential drug interactions, long- and shortterm treatment plans, and much more. Cannabis therapy has the exciting potential to help millions of patients better manage their symptoms and enjoy a higher quality of life. The time has come for all healthcare professionals to discuss this green “elephant in the room.”

About the Author


Matthew Fogel, FNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and a part of the Society of Cannabis Clinicians. He graduated with an associate’s degree in nursing from Pima Medical Institute in New Mexico, and graduated from Simmons University in Boston with a Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner. He spent his nursing career on a Cardiovascular Intensive Care Unit (CVICU) specializing as an open-heart surgery recovery nurse. As a fierce medical cannabis advocate, he wrote a petition for adding patients who suffer from neurodegenerative diseases to the accepted list for medical cannabis conditions that was approved by the New Mexico Medical Cannabis Advisory Board. Matthew’s passion is for patient education and harm reduction. He lives in Albuquerque, NM with his wife, Elizabeth.

Elizabeth Fogel, FNP, is a Family Nurse Practitioner and patient advocate. She graduated from Central New Mexico Community College with her associate’s degree in nursing and graduated with her Master’s degree as a Family Nurse Practitioner from Simmons University in Boston. Elizabeth has spent most of her nursing career at the University of New Mexico Hospital (UNMH), a level one trauma center. She has worked at UNMH as a mother/baby and Pediatric Intensive Care Unit (PICU) nurse, as well as a charge nurse in their rheumatology and pulmonary clinics. Elizabeth’s focus is on patient autonomy and the importance of using all available medical research in the advancement of patient care. She currently lives in Albuquerque, NM with her husband, Matthew.

Jean-Paul Dedam, MD, DABMA, is the in-patient physician at the Lovelace Heart Hospital of New Mexico in Albuquerque. He graduated with a B.A. in Biochemistry at Dartmouth and an M.D. through their medical school. He practiced Family Medicine in Lawrence, MA, then worked four years in Indian Health Services as the primary care physician. Jean-Paul is also a board certified Medical Acupuncturist.

Praise For…


"Backed by extensive research and medical expertise, The Green Elephant is a comprehensive guidebook that is especially appropriate for healthcare professionals and non-specialist general readers looking to educate themselves on cannabis therapy to better provide guidance for patients and their families. It is especially well-written and thoroughly 'reader friendly' in organization and presentation." -Midwest Book Review
Product Details
ISBN: 9781578268733
ISBN-10: 1578268737
Publisher: Hatherleigh Press
Publication Date: November 10th, 2020
Pages: 208
Language: English