In this cultural moment, a dispassionate, objective, and scientific view is desperately needed. Dr. James Avery has written a comprehensive and approachable book to help you separate fact from emotion, certitude from myth, and truth from spin.
This indispensable book will take you on a riveting journey as you examine marijuana through the disciplines of history, botany, science, public policy, business, faith, and medicine. These disciplines prove to be invaluable and entertaining guides as you explore holistically the complex issues facing us concerning marijuana.
Whether you are a physician, pastor, parent, politician, policymaker, or student, Dr. Avery delivers the evidence-based, research-oriented, unbiased information you want and need. Plus, he unpacks it in a way that is accessible, understandable, and user-friendly.
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About the Author
James Avery, MD
Dr. Avery is National Medical Director for Diversicare Health and Visiting Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Virginia.Triple board-certified in hospice and palliative medicine, internal medicine, and pulmonary, Dr. Avery has served as the Chief Medical Officer for some of the largest and most prestigious post-acute care companies in the country including Golden Living, Visiting Nurse Service of New York and Suncoast Hospice. He also served as CEO at Hospice of the Piedmont.Dr. Avery was instrumental in helping us start our CMDA chapter in New York City. Jim lives in Charlottesville, Virginia, with his wife, Jan. He is an elder at Trinity Presbyterian Church (PCA) and is the author of the children’s book, “How’s the Water, Girls?”