High Learning: 7 Must-Read Cannabis Books

Dec 09, 2021

Any type of book could go well with a nice buzz. Whether it is an out-of-this-world speculative fiction tale or a deep philosophical dissertation of certain issues, reading while high is something that is truly enjoyable and relaxing. 

While there are quite a few examples of classic and modern literature that can provide an escape from reality, there are also some informational cannabis books that provide a deeper and broader understanding of cannabis as a plant and how we incorporate it into our lifestyle.

In this post, Smokey’s will share some of our favourite cannabis books that changed the game. Before moving on, grab some learning essentials from our online shop to set you up for a cozy reading session. 

7 Cannabis Books That All Cannabis Lovers Would Appreciate 

1. Weed: The User’s Guide, by David Shmader (2016) 

This all-encompassing guide is a funny and sentimental selection that is ideal for those just starting to form curiosity about consuming cannabis. The book covers and discusses everything in a humorous manner, from how to smoke out of an apple to the non-existent risks of consuming cannabis. It’s not labelled as the “21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana” and one of the best introductory cannabis books for nothing! 

Check out this book here.

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2. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana, by Martin A. Lee (2012)

When it comes to cannabis books, some prefer highly educational pickings that discuss deeper issues connected to cannabis. With a subtitle like “A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, and Scientific,” it can already be assumed that it’s an informational and educational landmine. The book, authored by the bestselling author of Acid Dreams tells a character-driven story that dives deep into the many societal dimensions of cannabis. Truly an eye-opening read that’s perfect for round table discussions with your smoking buddies. 

Learn and be fully informed by checking out this book here.

3. Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking With Weed, Munchies Editors (2018) 

At some point in our cannabis-loving lives, many of us have pondered on how to make an edible, and this book will satisfy that yearning. The popularity of cannabis books has extended to cookbooks, and this one takes the cake – literally. Compiled by the editors of the famous Vice food arm, this title is the ultimate guide on how to cook with cannabis. From simple recipes such as french-bread pizza to more complex desserts like raspberry and peach pie, you’ll get all the kitchen inspiration you need to whip up a cannabis-infused meal. 

Start cooking by grabbing this book here

4. Marijuana Growers Handbook, by Ed Rosenthal (2010)

Many turn to cannabis books to gain knowledge on how to grow a personal stash. Some selections can be confusing while some can be so clear that you couldn’t wait to germinate your first seeds. This is one of the best growing books out there, with techniques told in a visually appealing and mentally stimulating 510 pages. Whether you’re planning to grow outdoors, indoors, for personal or commercial use, this book will show you the latest technologies you need to understand how to grow potent batches of bud. It’s so helpful that even the New York Times and Tommy Chong approve of this book. 

Start growing your own stash by purchasing this read here

5. Green: A Field Guide to Marijuana, by Dan Michaels and Erik Christiansen (2015)

Cannabis books are supposed to inform and entertain, and this one fits the bill. “Green” discusses practical facts about the plant with striking photography that will keep you glued to its pages for hours. This highly informative coffee table book breaks down some of the most important facts that will provide a better understanding of bud. The second half of this book takes the reader up-close into over 150 strains of cannabis, with vivid photography that will make you want to frame the pages. 

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6. Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, by Lizzie Post (2019)

The legalization of recreational and medical cannabis has brought in a wave of dispensaries and cannabis-themed social gatherings, destigmatizing consumption in all forms. This current state of socially accepted consumption calls for cannabis books that discuss etiquette, from how one should purchase from a dispensary, to how to respectfully behave at cannabis-infused dinners. This enjoyable read creates a fun take on the classic etiquette guides and is a must-have for anyone who regularly consumes cannabis. 

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7. Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis by Mark S. Ferrara 

While some cannabis books aim to inform you about hard facts, some pave the way to a deeper relationship you have with bud. If you’re looking for something that will tap into your spirituality in a way that it informs, then this book is for you. The book traces the essential role of cannabis in the spiritual and cultural traditions all over the world, from prehistoric times to the present day. It also discusses the medicinal benefits of cannabis to treat the mind and the body in a holistic sense. Imaginative and creative, you’ll find yourself immersed in the pages for long periods of time. 

Get inspired by purchasing this book here.

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