Knowledge is power, and when talking about cannabis, be it to your friends or in public, this knowledge is of the essence. Although marijuana becomes globally recognized as a medicine, there is still much work ahead us to make people acknowledge cannabis as a potentially harmless substance whose full legalization wouldn’t entail any negative social consequences.
To understand the full potential of this gorgeous plant, you need to do some serious research. While the Internet has become an invaluable source for broadening your horizons in each aspect of your life, there is no better way to acquire valuable knowledge than to read a dedicated book about the subject of your interest.
Books about cannabis contain everything you need to improve your growing skills, increase your awareness of different benefits of using the herb, and above all, become resistant to the false propaganda our previous generations were fed by.
In this article, you’ll find the top 7 cannabis books that will help you become a real marijuana aficionado.
Off we go!
1. The Emperor Wears No Clothes
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Written by the late Jack Herer, a cannabis philosopher and activist, “The Emperor Wears No Clothes” is a true cannabis best-seller. In his book, Jack Herer digs deep into numerous details regarding the use of both cannabis and hemp, how they can improve our lives, and why they are so hated by most governments around the world. The moment you finish this book, you’ll get a deeper insight into the cannabis community, not to mention that you’ll never look at the plant from the sole stoner perspective. It’s no wonder that the book has been named “Hemp Bible”.
2. Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook
Matt Mernagh, the author of this book, has gathered his personal accounts and opinions about over 180 different cannabis strains. He’s had a thorough experience with smoking them all, which resulted in presenting his findings in both informative and funny way, in what we know as the Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook. It’s one of the best books on cannabis for all strain hunters out there. Whether you’re starting your adventure with growing marijuana, or you’re a savory grower who’s excited about choosing next strains for the further harvest, Marijuana Smoker’s Guidebook will certainly meet your standards.
3. Amsterdam: The Coffeeshop Guide
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Also known as cannabis clubs, coffeeshops are a mandatory attraction for every stoner in the world. If you’re making your first trip to Amsterdam, this is a decent starting point for discovering some coffeeshops you’ve previously read about. The guide has everything you need to know about these places; on top of the list with over 200 cannabis clubs in Amsterdam, you’ll find the detailed guide regarding the coffeeshop etiquette, as well as what menu, music, or vibe to expect in each of these places. More importantly, each of these 200 coffeeshops is well detailed in this handy book.
4. The High Times Canabis Cookbook
Growing your own cannabis plants is the perfect opportunity to start your adventure with making marijuana-infused edibles. No longer will you have to order junk food or devour processed snacks to quench your munchies, as this book offers invaluable knowledge for indulging yourself with homemade, healthy, and hearty meals. There are lots of recipes for making cannabis edibles, but High Times have been one of the first companies to introduce readers to a comprehensive cannabis cookbook. In their work, High Times offer an impressive number of some of the best recipes you’ll ever come across, from tasty appetizers to full-packed holiday meals.
5. The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness
How did we come from the cannabis prohibition to where we are today? If this question bothers you, then you should read A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo, the founder and owner of the world’s largest medical marijuana dispensary. The core message of this book is not to take everything for granted, and this call to action applies to both fear-mongering propaganda and false myths about qualities that the cannabis plant doesn’t share. In his particular manner, DeAngelo answers key questions about marijuana while asking readers to question everything they know about the herb. Discussing the science behind cannabis, marijuana laws around the world, and the plant’s physical, spiritual, and mental effects, The Cannabis Manifesto will help you discover the truth about weed.
6. The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use
It’s called a bible for a reason. Without a doubt, this book will help you maximize your yields and pave your way from a novice to professional grower much faster than you expect. It details every aspect of growing marijuana, featuring both basic and the most advanced cultivation techniques. Once you master this book, there will be no more theory left to acquire. All you need is learn from your own experiences. Invaluable knowledge aside, the Cannabis Grow Bible comes packed with lots of charts, tables, detailed photographs, and clear instructions on how to manage everything. A must-have for every cannabis grower.
7. How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High
Well, what’s so complicated about smoking marijuana? You just roll one, blaze it, and inhale, right? Sorry to burst your bubble, but smoking weed is about more than just getting baked and wasting a fair share of your material. If you want to embrace the art of smoking weed properly, then it’s high time you read this guide written by David Bienenstok. In the book, you’re going to find insider tips from some of the world’s most recognizable and respected stoners like Dave Chapelle, Willie Nelson, and Melissa Ethridge. How to Smoke Pot (Properly) is both entertaining and informative, not to mention that it covers a wide range of topics, from tips for beginners to cannabis as a spur for cultural changes.
Although the cannabis literature goes far beyond the aforementioned books, these 7 titles are some of the most popular and reputable weed guides among the community. Not only are they packed with essential knowledge about marijuana, but they’re also written in an entertaining way which helps you assess this knowledge with ease.
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