Cannabis has long been a source of pleasure and controversy, but what is often overlooked is that it has many medicinal, healing, culinary and cosmetic uses. It is also the ideal material for clothing and even building materials, as it is extemely durable and hard-wearing. As the debate over whether to legalise cannabis rages, The Hemp Handbook demythologises Cannabis sativa and its by-products and explains clearly and simply how it can be used in day to day life. The book includes numerous easy-to-use recipes for natural hair and skincare products and healthy easting, as well as detailed information on how to benefit from marijuana's medical benefits, especially for people with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and asthma. The Hemp Handbook is essential reading for anyone seeking to understand this topical issue, as the author argues that it is time for a radical rethink of the way society views this environmentally friendly and versatile plant.