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The Little Black Book Of Marijuana

10 of 10 medical leaves awarded!

The Little Black Book Of Marijuana by Steve Elliot is a concise and accurate introduction to the wonderful world of medicinal cannabis and recreational marijuana. I highly recommend it!

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Cannabis Indica/Cannabis Sativa:

The Essential Guide to the

World’s Finest Marijuana Strains

edited by: S. T. Oner

Intro by: Greg Green

If you are new to the different varieties (strains) of cannabis and new to the families (cannabis sativa and cannabis indica are the main ones, they do speak of auto-flowers as well) then this book sent to me to review by green candy press is great for you. ( )

It is rather commercial with many links to seedbanks printed and source images from their websites. that being said, for a beginner’s education, its a nice read.

If you are a experienced grower/toker/strain connoisseur, don’t waste your time unless you want some budporn for guests on the coffee table.

Cannabis Indica: The Essential Guide to the World’s Finest Marijuana Strains…

Cannabis Sativa: The Essential Guide to the World’s Finest Marijuana Strains…


gimp, surviving your survival: a memoir


Alisa Christensen

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Alisa Christensen was a stunt performer and actor in Los Angeles from 1988 to 2001. She enjoyed a long, crazee, love-hate relationship with the entertainment industry. Ironically she was injured in a camping accident. She was taken to USC where she received a stroke while under anesthesia. Brain damage was much more tricky to navigate than burn damage. 5 years and 20 operations later she escaped LA. Nomadic wandering through existential miasma finally settling down, she now lives in Portland with Foxy The Little Dog.

This biography was provided by the author or their representative.
As a chronically ill woman, I keep a copy of this book by my bed in my rotation of positive literature to read when I am confined to my bed. It is a source of laughter when I feel like crying, understanding when I feel misunderstood, and strength when I feel that I cannot go on. It is my privilege to own a copy signed by the author.

~Breezy Kiefair
writer, artist, medical/spiritual cannabis activist

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Beyond Tears

By: M. A. Marks

Book Description

Publication Date: January 22, 2003
The book Beyond Tears is a true story of what one family had to deal with when their eleven-year-old daughter was diagnosed as being mentally ill.The writer attempts to share a variety of issues that a family may have to address while living with a child who is emotionally disturbed (ED). He explains how the illness caused his daughter to become so dysfunctional, that she could no longer attend regular classes in school. The book also tries to explain how the Special Education Program tries to accommodate her special needs. As the issues escalated, his daughter had to be placed in a residential treatment center far away from the home environment. This placement created many new concerns for the family.The author has attempted to present his story in a way that most parents could relate to if they were in a similar situation. The story was written in a chronological order of events beginning with some family history, moving to the school years up through high school graduation. He tries to explain some of the methodology, logic and sometimes, just plain common sense of how his family worked through these issues.The book encompasses the dynamics of family life, social relationships, school systems, finances, community services (mental health centers, social services, courts, etc.), and the medical establishment. Each year there are more and more children being placed into our Special Education Programs, who have been diagnosed as emotionally disturbed (ED) or learning disabled (LD). There have been many books written about these children by doctors, social workers, therapists and educators. This is one of the few books that are written by a parent, who wanted to share with other parents, how the illness of his child effected their family. It is hoped that by reading this book you will have a better understanding of what a family has to address relating to a child with mental illness.

Editorial Reviews

About the Author

Mr. Marks was born and raised in Washington, D.C. upon graduation from high school he joined the U.S. Army and was assigned a tour of duty in Germany. After returning home from his military service, Mr. Marks went to work for the U.S. Government in Washington, and subsequently got married. Mr. Marks has had a very successful public career. He served as the Director of Finance/CFO for the National Endowment for the Arts (NEA) for fifteen years. Prior to coming to NEA he was Chief of Accounting with the Office of the Secretary, Department of the Treasury.Mr. Marks did his under graduate work at both the Maryland University and the George Washington University, obtaining a degree in Business Administration. He continued his educational pursuits by attending the American University M.P.A. program, as well as, completing a Certificate Program, at the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School. Mr. Marks has also attended the OPM Executive Institute in Denver, CO and completed the OPM’s Senior Executive Development (SES) training in Oak Ridge, TN. In 1990, 1991 and 1994 he was nominated for the Donald Scantlebury Memorial Award for distinguish leadership in his field. In June 1995 Mr. Marks completed study at The George Washington University’s School of Business and Public Management and has been Board Certified as an expert government financial manager. He was also granted the designation of Certified Government Financial Manager (CGFM).After Mr. Marks and his wife were advised that one of their children had been diagnosed with a mental illness, Mr. Marks decided to keep a journal about his child’s illness. The journal not only covered various events relating to their daughter’s illness, but also tries to explain some of the dynamics that his family had to endure. He kept the journal for six years, and has now taken those events to create this book in order to share his family’s experience with others.

A father’s unconditional love for a unique child expressed in wordsMay 23, 2012

I was on the outside of this tale looking in where real life is concerned. That being said, this book allows you to take up my position as an observer and takes you deep into the world of a troubled child and a loving parents journey to find answers, hope and strength for themselves and their child.
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The author provides an understandable chronology of events pertaining to complex family issues associated with a child dealing with mental illness. The author whom is the loving and supportive Dad of his ill daughter, shares an emotional account towards his desperate pursuit for securing proper public support programs, funds and the ideal institutions best equipped to provide safeguard to the child. Families attempting to raise a mentally challenged child recognize the awesome grief, pain, medical expense and inherent helplessness towards a brighter future for which Beyond Tears provides a healthy dosage of relief.


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