March 10, 2010 – As the debate continues in the news on whether to legalize cannabis, The Hemp Handbook aims to demythologize hemp and its by-products. Informed and well researched, the book explores the long history of hemp, and its uses as a healing substance, showing how the plant has much to offer as a renewable resource. The book includes recipes for cosmetics and healthy food, using both hemp seed and hemp seed oil. It investigates the medical benefits to patients with AIDS, cancer, glaucoma and Multiple Sclerosis and as an appetite stimulant, as well as its potential as fibre for paper, clothing, and insulation. The Hemp Handbook is essential reading for anyone seeking a balanced understanding of this topical issue. Source.