Mindful Marijuana Smoking
Health Tips for Cannabis Smokers
Mark Mathew Braunstein
Forthcoming July 2022

(this mock-up is NOT the final cover)

Mindful Marijuana Smoking
Health Tips for Cannabis Smokers             

forthcoming July 2022

Foreword by Patricia C. Frye, MD

224 pages, hardback $30, eBook $28, audiobook also forthcoming

Rowman & Littlefield's listing for Mindful Marijuana Smoking

Publisher of 15 other scholarly books about cannabis  (scroll down)

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Learn how to smoke cannabis in a way that reduces its health risks.

        As an herbal remedy, cannabis can lift your mood and can treat a long list of ailments. But the way that we take a hit of pot needlessly takes a hit on our health.


        It is high time for health-conscious cannabis consumers to learn a new way of smoking through every phase of the cannabis smoking experience with health tips based on solid science. Whether with rolling papers, hand pipes, water pipes, or herbal vaporizers, each method of cannabinoid delivery has both risks and rewards.


        Chapters are devoted to each method so that you can learn how to maximize their benefits and reduce their hazards, as well as how to protect your health even before you take a puff. And once you’ve inhaled the smoke, this book assures you that you don’t need to hold your breath to reap all the benefits of cannabis.

        Also, this book teaches readers how to assure an herb’s purity, as both black market and corporate cannabis keep dirty secrets about how they were grown, and readers will learn about the potential impurities in rolling papers and vaping oils.


        The stronger the dose, the less you need to toke, so you’ll find instructions on how to properly store cannabis to retain its potency. Finally, after you’ve smoked, you’ll find guidance on why and how to relieve your parched mouth and to replenish nutrients that are depleted by smoking.


        Potheads and patients, tenderfoot tokers and seasoned stoners, dabbling dilettantes and cannabis connoisseurs, all need to read this book. By following its many health tips, when you light up, you can lighten up.



Foreword by Patricia C. Frye, MD


Introduction: Clearing the Smoke from Cannabis


Part I: HEALTH TIPS: 10 Health Hacks and Healthful Safeguards

1. Breathe Easy: Mindful Breathing\

2. The Ignition System: Playing with Fire

3. Joints: Taking an Active Role with Rolling Papers

4. Hand Pipes: More than Just a Pipe Dream

5. Water Pipes: The Big Bong Theory

6. Herbal Vaporizers: Don’t Go Up in Smoke

7. Seeking Purity: Keeping Your Drugs Off Drugs

8. Preserving Potency: Evading Ephemerality

9. Water Cure & Green Diet: Every Mouthful Counts

10. Don’t Worry! When You Light Up, Lighten Up

Part II: HEALTH RISKS: The Downside of Getting High


11. Cough It Up! Putting Lungs on the Line

12. Heartbreaking News: Elevated Blood Pressure & Heartbeat


Works Cited



Excerpts -- the first 2 pages of several of the chapters



The number-one health tip for cannabis smokers is also the easiest. This is an excerpt from Chapter 1

of Mindful Marijuana Smoking.


Spirit of Change magazine - Spring 2020 issue

also view or download from the magazine's website 

BIBLIOGRAPHY  the studies cited in article, with active links to full texts


56-minute video
56 minute video by the
New England Medical Cannabis Support Group

My talk about 10 ways to reduce the health risks of smoking marijuana