We have come up with a cannabis book list in time for the holidays. So just in case you are stuck and don’t know what to give your stoner friend for Christmas or you have a family member who is about to embark on a medical marijuana journey, you don’t have to look far.
We have a list of the top books for people who are interested in growing and breeding their own cannabis plants.
We also have a list of the best books to buy for those who want to learn more about medical cannabis and its health benefits.
And for those who love food and cooking, we have a list of the most popular cannabis cookbooks.
However, for those who want to learn more about cannabis in general, there are also many good books for you. Here is our list of the best general cannabis reading resources:
1. Hemp & The Marijuana Conspiracy: The Emperor Wears No Clothes, Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy by Jack Herer
First published in 1985, the book is considered a cannabis classic. It talks about the history of marijuana and exposes the lies that surround it. The book also tackles the many uses and benefits of weed as a world-saving natural resource. It remains to be one of the most informative and most accurate books on cannabis up to now.
2. The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis by Steve Elliott
This is a concise guide to marijuana and talks about the history and culture of weed. It also provides information on cultivating, using, and cooking with cannabis, as well as on identifying varieties of weed and understanding the health and legal issues that surround it. You will also know about its medical uses and their efficacy, risks, and side effects.
3. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific by Martin A. Lee
Martin Lee is an award-winning investigative journalist and his book tells the great American weed story. In his book, he explores the complex landscape of cannabis — its legal, medical, scientific, social, and political climate. The books talks about the ancient origins of cannabis, its cutting-edge therapeutic benefits, its evolution from being an illicit subculture into one lucrative and dynamic industry, its role in a culture of war.
4. The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis by Julie Holland, M.D.
This book explores the psychological and physiological effects of cannabis, the complex politics and laws that govern it, its medicinal benefits, and its roles in business, creativity, and spirituality, among others. It contains the most up-to-date scientific research and information on marijuana from leading experts like Lester Grinspoon, M.D., Allen St. Pierre (NORML), Rick Doblin, Ph.D., Tommy Chong, and Raphael Mechoulam. It also investigates the top 10 myths associated with cannabis.
5. Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life by Shirley Halperin
This book is considered the ultimate pot encyclopedia, making it the perfect book for cannabis beginners. It covers the history, language, and lifestyle of a subculture that constantly redefines itself with every generation. It also gives you a comprehensive list of stoner-friendly music, movies, and television shows, as well as detailed explanations of stoner tools and paraphernalia. Moreover, it has an alphabetical list of stoner slang words and terms.
6. Understanding Marijuana: A New Look at the Scientific Evidence by Mitch Earleywine
This book scientifically dispels common myths about medical marijuana and offers statements that are supported by proven facts and that demonstrate the therapeutic benefits of marijuana over thousands of years of use. This book also examines the psychological, biological, and societal impact of weed.
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Other great resources you should consider adding to your cannabis library include:
- The Benefits of Marijuana: Physical, Psychological and Spiritual by Joan Bello
- Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts – Hash, Vaping, Dabbling, Edibles, and Medicines by Ed Rosenthal and David Downs
- Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis by Joe Dolce
- Weed the People: The Future of Legal Marijuana in America by Bruce Barcott
- Weed: The User’s Guide by David Schmader
- Cannabis: Evolution and Ethnobotany by Robert C. Clarke and Mark D. Merlin