While it’s true we can get almost all the information we need, on almost any subject, online, many of us still flock to bookstores for hard copies of our favorite manuscripts. And when you have a passion – like the one many folks have for healing, all-natural cannabis – it can be rewarding and useful to have a stack of relevant resources, in addition to a keyboard, at your fingertips.
Here are five books about cannabis perfect for any cannabis lover.
- For the Cannabis Chef – Marijuana Edibles by Laurie Wolf
This 2016 cookbook is packed with forty delicious recipes that encourage you to use your favorite cannabis strains in candies, cookies, and other mouth-watering desserts. Laurie Wolf is a chef and recipe developer, and a writer for The Cannabist, so she knows what she’s talking about!
- For the Cannabis Scholar – The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation and Consumption of Medical Marijuana by Jorge Cervantes
Written by one of the foremost experts on cannabis, this book covers a vast range of pot-related topics including history of its use in medicine, how to correctly measure cannabinoids, and methods for ingesting the healing plant. The Cannabis Encyclopedia outlines every step of the growing process, including preparation of the growing space and details on nutrients and pests. It’s a one-stop shop of cannabis information!
- For the Cannabis Medicator – Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes
While similar to number two, this book is a more pared-down version still stocked to the brim with useful tips. Following a cannabis history, the book explores how cannabis works its magic in our bodies, and explains how to identify the most common varieties. Backes discusses modifying and controlling dosage, and gives detailed explanations on treating nearly more than two dozen conditions like chronic pain and Parkinson’s disease.
- For the Cannabis Cinemaphile – Growgirl by Heather Donahue
This short-term memoir follows the adventures of Donahue, an actress who starred in the cult favorite The Blair Witch Project. Determined to be more than just some girl in a dated movie, Donahue spent a year living on a commune in California with a collection of cannabis growers. If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like to live amongst hippies and pot, this book would be a good window into that life. (And if you already live like that, you can compare notes!)
- For the Cannabis Advocate – Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott
The re-acceptance of cannabis might be one of the biggest about-faces in American history. Cannabis naysayers began to see the degradation of their 40-year War on Drugs in the mid-1990s, when California passed the first medical cannabis law. This book explores the past and future of a misunderstood and maligned plant, and even addresses the inevitable social uncertainty that follows any new regulations by addressing questions of etiquette and what to tell your kids about cannabis.
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Feeling inspired? Then Get Growing!