SHELLEY WHITE works as a writer and editor, and is training to be a Master Herbalist specializing in Lyme disease and other infectious diseases. She is the publisher and editor-in-chief of Public Health Alert, a magazine covering stories about Lyme disease and related conditions. She has written for various sources, including Natural News, Mind Body Green, Collective Evolution, and Truth Theory. The topics she most frequently covers include cannabis, psychedelics, pharmaceuticals, infectious diseases, alternative health, and consciousness.

Her favorite pastimes are reading, learning, and spending time in nature. She is fascinated by plant medicine and plant consciousness, and vies to never lose her “appetite for wonder.” She credits her drive to continuously learn and connect with plants to her experience with Lyme disease, which taught her the importance of herbal medicine and expanding her mind. She firmly believes that, in the end, you are your own physician and the only one capable of fully healing yourself. Contact the author.


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Foreword by Julie McIntyre, Clinical Herbalist 

Praise for the book:

"Cannabis for Lyme Disease and Related Conditions is not only a useful book for people suffering from disease, but a high level primer for anyone interested in the medicinal properties of cannabis. After struggling to beat Lyme disease and finding nothing-short-of- remarkable relief in cannabis, White weaves poetic personal accounts with scientific explanations and information. The book breaks down the many various active constituents within cannabis and how they affect the endocannaboid system of the body in an easy to read (and understand) language. It's difficult to balance scientific language and readability, but White makes learning the gritty details of cannabis pleasurable. 

White’s account of suffering a seizure while under the care of a less than compassionate ER nurse is encompassing, as are many of her personal retellings within the book. More than a memoir, though, it's a complete look at how cannabis works in the body, how to use it and create medicinal "recipes", and timely warnings on the current state of marijuana legislation. 

White addresses common symptoms of Lyme disease, citing research and personal experience in the application of cannabis treatments for nerve pain, depression, memory loss, sleep problems, seizures, anxiety and so much more. The information in these pages truly outlines why there is a “valuable relationship between mankind and cannabis,” both throughout history and today, and is further fodder for the wave of cannabis acceptance sweeping the U.S. and the world."

- Elizabeth Renter, Journalist, work published by Yahoo, Fox News, Huffington Post, USA Today, Forbes, Christian Science Monitor, U.S. News & World Report, Everyday Health, NerdWallet, and more...


Explore the evidence supporting marijuana use for Lyme disease...

Lyme disease is a complex illness, often accompanied by various other infections and conditions. As a result, healing from Lyme disease can prove quite challenging; puzzling both patients and doctors alike. Conventional medicine, which uses long-term antibiotics to treat chronic Lyme disease, not only fails to help many Lyme disease patients, but also is notorious for causing damage to their body systems. Natural medicine, on the other hand, has proved helpful for many who have failed the conventional treatment path. 

Unfortunately, Lyme herbalists and naturopathic doctors are relatively scarce, and treatments can be expensive. Insurance does not typically cover herbal medicine and other natural treatments. This, along with the fact that many become confused and lost while trying to treat themselves naturally, leads many to feel their only choice is to opt for conventional treatment methods. 

It is clear that more practical herbal treatments, along with an in-depth and easy-to-understand guide to walk patients through the natural treatment process, are in great demand. In response to this problem, Cannabis for Lyme Disease and Related Conditions: Scientific Basis and Anecdotal Evidence for Medicinal Use was born. White's personal experience treating her own Lyme disease with cannabis and using it to lessen symptoms during treatment, along with the awareness that many people with Lyme disease are interested in using cannabis to treat themselves and/or ease their symptoms (but have many unanswered questions on how to do so) inspired her to write the book. The book aims to answer frequently asked questions and offer a foundation for developing a personalized treatment plan. 

The book also covers various aspects of cannabis and its medicinal uses, including its antibacterial properties, chemical constituents, strains, forms and methods of use and recipes, safety, and legal factors. White addresses how different cannabis strains and methods of consumption can ease discomfort during treatment by reducing some of the most prominent symptoms present in Lyme disease and related conditions.














Chapter 1: Cannabis as a Bactericidal Agent and as a Tool for Symptom Management

Cannabis as a Bactericide
Argument Against Using Cannabis as an
Antibacterial Agent
Dosing Considerations When Utilizing Cannabis as a Bactericide
Reducing Your Symptom Picture with Cannabis
Dosing Considerations When Using Cannabis for Symptom Management

Chapter 2: Chemical Constituents of Cannabis

Understanding the Endocannabinoid System Anandamide (AEA)
CB1 Receptors CB2 Receptors Cannabinoids
Delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) Delta-9-tetrayhydrocannabivarin (THCV) Cannabidiol (CBD)
The Role of THC and CBD in Th1/Th2 Conditions
Cannabinol (CBN)
Cannabigerol (CBG)
Cannabichromene (CBC)
Cannaflavin A and B
β-sitosterol (Beta Sitosterol)

Chapter 3: Species and Strains of Cannabis

C. Ruderalis
Chapter 4
Forms and Methods of Use
Hemp, or Hempseed, Oil
Butane Hash Oil (BHO)
CO2 Oil
Cannabis Infused Coconut or Olive Oil
Cannabis Tonics and Tinctures
Cannabis Tea

Chapter 5: Safety of Cannabis Use

Gateway Drug
Acute Side Effects of Cannabis Use
Interactions with Other Drugs, Supplements, and Herbs
Pesticides, Bacteria, and Mold
Use in Adolescents

Chapter 6: Legalities of Cannabis Use in the United States


Chapter 7: Joint Pain

Arthritis and Arthritic like Disorders and Symptoms

Chapter 8: Nerve Pain

Vaporized Cannabis for Neuropathic Pain

Chapter 9: Migraines

The “Ideal Drug for Migraines”

Chapter 10: Muscle Spasticity

Cannabis Sativa Extract in the Treatment of Spasticity

Chapter 11: Memory Loss

CB2 Receptors and Neuro-inflammatory Pathologies

Chapter 12: Sleep Modulation

How Cannabis Affects Sleep
The Theory That Cannabis Impairs Sleep
The Effects of THC in Patients with Sleep Apnea

Chapter 13: PTSD and Mental Trauma

The Connection between the Endocannabinoid System and PTSD

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Chapter 14: Depression

Safety and Effectiveness of Conventional Antidepressant Medications
The Relationship between Cannabis and Depression

Chapter 15: Anxiety

How Cannabinoids Interact with the Amygdala’s Natural Endocannabinoid System to Reduce Anxiety
The Relationship Between THC, CBD, and Anxiety
The Effects of CBD on Social Anxiety
Why Anxiety from Cannabis Use May Be More Severe in those with Lyme Disease
So, What Can You Do?

Chapter 16: Seizures and Convulsions

Anticonvulsant Effects of Cannabidivarin-Rich Cannabis Extracts

Chapter 17: Rage

The Effects of Cannabis on Limbic Rage Syndrome, or Episodic Dyscontrol Syndrome

Chapter 18: Stress

The Effects of Cannabis on Acute Stress
The Effects of Cannabis on Chronic Stress

Chapter 19: ADHD

The Relationship between Cannabis, ADHD, the Endocannabinoid System, and Dopamine
Cannabis May Cure Addiction to Stimulants

Chapter 20: Psychosis and Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Cannabis Induced Psychosis
Cannabidiol Reduces Symptoms and Progression of Schizophrenia and
Psychotic Conditions by Enhancing Anandamide Signaling

Chapter 21: Nausea and Vomiting

Delta-8-THC Prevents Nausea
Anti-nausea Effects of CBD

Chapter 22: Cachexia or “Wasting Syndrome”

Using Cannabis as an Appetite Stimulant

Chapter 23: Final Conclusions about Cannabis, the Intelligence of Plants, and Bacteria’s Elusive Role in Evolution

The Intelligence of Plants
Bacteria’s Elusive Role in Evolution



Chapter 1: Cannabis as a Bactericidal and for Symptom Picture Reduction
Chapter 2: Chemical Constituents of Cannabis
Chapter 3: Strains and Species of Cannabis
Chapter 4: Forms and Methods of Cannabis Use
Chapter 5: Safety of Cannabis Use
Chapter 6: Legalities
Chapter 7: Joint Pain
Chapter 8: Nerve Pain
Chapter 9: Migraines
Chapter 10: Muscle Spasticity
Chapter 11: Brain Inflammation and Memory Loss
Chapter 12: Sleep Disorders
Chapter 13: PTSD and Mental Trauma
Chapter 14: Depression
Chapter 15: Anxiety
Chapter 16: Seizures and Convulsions
Chapter 17: Rage
Chapter 18: Stress
Chapter 19: ADHD
Chapter 20: Psychosis/Schizophrenia-Like Symptoms:
Chapter 21: Nausea and Vomiting
Chapter 22: Cachexia or Wasting Syndrome
Chapter 23: Final Conclusions about Cannabis, the Intelligence of Plants,and Bacteria’s Elusive Role in Evolution

Appendix: Anecdotal Experiences
& Success Stories

Alexis Kiri
Francesca S
Anne S.

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Cannabis, or “medical marijuana,” is not legal to purchase or use in some cities, states, and regions in the United States and other countries. Please do not purchase or use cannabis if it is not legal in your area. Obey your local laws. The laws and regulations in your city, state, region or country, should always be considered more accurate and authoritative than this book. 

The author of this book is not a physician or doctor, and this book is not intended as medical advice. It is also not intended to prevent, diagnose, treat or cure disease. Instead, the book is intended only to share the author’s research, as would an investigative journalist. The book is provided for informational and educational purposes only, not as treatment instructions for any disease. 

Lyme Disease is a dangerous disease and requires treatment by a licensed physician; this book is not a substitute for professional medical care. Do not begin any new treatment program without full consent and supervision from a licensed physician. If you have a medical problem, consult a doctor, not this book. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, consult a physician before using any treatment. 

Many of the treatments presented in this book are experimental and not FDA approved. Some of the book’s content is speculative and theoretical. The author and publisher assume no liability or responsibility for any action taken by a reader of this book―use of this book is at your own risk. The statements in this book have not been evaluated by the FDA. 

The author offers no guarantee that the treatments in this book are the best Lyme Disease therapies; instead, they were simply the treatments that the author found (through research and experience) to be worthy of writing about. Do not rely on this book as the final word in Lyme disease treatment.




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