Books for the Cannabis Revolution

By Kat La Mantia | June 28 2023 | AdultsBlogGeneralAllGift

With nearly half of US states legalizing recreational cannabis usage–and medicinal and CBD usage enjoying an even broader reach–the country is at a pivotal moment with regards to cannabis. Whether you call it weed, pot, grass, or the devil’s lettuce, cannabis products are more popular and more publicly available than ever before.

New users are curious about how to find the best strain for them and how they can incorporate cannabis into their everyday lives. How do you make pot brownies that don’t suck? What are the etiquette rules for sharing weed with friends? Can you grow plants yourself? How can cannabis help with fibromyalgia pain? What really is the difference between THC and CBD?

For all these questions and more, we have essential guides for anyone navigating the new green landscape. Find our favorites below, and then explore our cannabis and CBD title list for even more books that cover the cultivation, application, history, and advocacy of marijuana.


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Weed: The User's Guide
A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Cannabis
Now in paperback – a witty and well-researched illustrated beginner’s guide to the world of weed, from cannabis connoisseur David Schmader.
$17.95 US
Apr 18, 2023
5-1/2 x 7-1/2
208 Pages
Sasquatch Books

Everything You Want To Know But Are Always Too Stoned To Ask
Packed with useful tips and delicious recipes from a slew of experts, Weed covers smoking, cooking, and growing cannabis, as well as proper stoner etiquette and a guide to must-visit destinations around the world.
$19.95 US
Apr 16, 2019
6-3/4 x 9-1/2
160 Pages

The Lore, Legends, and Legacy of Cannabis
A mind-blowing visual journey through the legends, legacy, and lore of marijuana, including fun facts, engrossing stories, and 100 mouthwatering portraits of the most popular strains out there.
$40.00 US
Apr 04, 2023
7-1/2 x 11
320 Pages
Ten Speed Press

The Cannabis Gardener
A Beginner's Guide to Growing Vibrant, Healthy Plants in Every Region [A Marijuana Gardening Book]
A beautifully photographed primer on growing your own cannabis, with guidance on which strains to choose for your USDA growing zone, tips on harvesting flowers, and recipes for salves, tinctures, and edibles.
$22.99 US
Feb 02, 2021
7 x 9
192 Pages
Ten Speed Press

High Art
The Definitive Guide to Getting Cultured with Cannabis
Art can be confusing. Luckily, there's marijuana. High Art gives you answers to questions that have long plagued art history students, such as Is there an edible that will help me understand Cubism? (Yes!) Can a cannabis strain connect me more deeply to late-period Van Gogh? (Of course!) And should I be intimidated by the work of William Blake? (Very much so--but cannabis extracts can help.)
$15.99 US
Apr 27, 2021
7 x 8
144 Pages
Clarkson Potter

Cannabis and CBD for Health and Wellness
An Essential Guide for Using Nature's Medicine to Relieve Stress, Anxiety, Chronic Pain, Inflammation, and More
A safe, comprehensive, and easy-to-use guide to using cannabis--including CBD and THC--to ease chronic and acute health issues such as pain, insomnia, inflammation, depression, anxiety, grief, stress, and more, from the founder of a global cannabis wellness network and an osteopathic physician.
$16.99 US
Jun 04, 2019
6 x 8
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press

CBD & Chill
75 Self-Care Recipes for Everyday Wellness
More than 75 easy food and body recipes help you incorporate CBD into your daily life for overall wellness and targeted issues, brought to you by the founders of Dazey CBD.
$22.95 US
Aug 25, 2020
6-3/4 x 8
192 Pages
Sasquatch Books

High Tea
Cannabis Cakes, Tarts and Bakes
It's legal and regal--time to make some classy baked goods that can get you baked. Because everyone loves sugar, and (nearly) everyone loves cannabis.
$19.95 US
Sep 29, 2020
7-1/2 x 9
144 Pages
Smith Street Books

The Essential CBD Cookbook
More Than 65 Easy Recipes for Everyday Health
Manage anxiety, insomnia, and more with this easy-to-use beginner's guide to making your own CBD-infused drinks, snacks, and topical products.
$15.99 US
Jun 09, 2020
6 x 8-1/2
160 Pages

The Rebel's Apothecary
A Practical Guide to the Healing Magic of Cannabis, CBD, and Mushrooms
Learn how to improve your health and wellness with the healing magic of cannabis, CBD and medicinal mushrooms.
$21.00 US
May 19, 2020
6 x 8
384 Pages

Stuff Every Cannabisseur Should Know
The perfect gift for the cannabis-curious and the cannabis-lover in your life, this pocket guide includes the history, culture, and many uses of cannabis, from recreation to self-care.
$9.95 US
Apr 16, 2019
3-1/2 x 5-3/4
144 Pages
Quirk Books

Higher Etiquette
A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties
Emily Post has gone to pot.
$19.99 US
Mar 26, 2019
5-1/2 x 8
176 Pages
Ten Speed Press

Bong Appétit
Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed [A Cookbook]
Based on the popular Munchies and Viceland television series Bong Appétit, this cannabis cookbook features 65 "high"-end recipes for sweet and savory dishes as well as cocktails.
$30.00 US
Oct 02, 2018
8 x 10
256 Pages
Ten Speed Press

How to Smoke Pot (Properly)
A Highbrow Guide to Getting High
How to Smoke Pot (Properly) is a highbrow guide to getting high: an irreverent look at the history, science, culture, and customs of cannabis, all tailored to this current age of pot prohibition, from the writer behind VICE Magazine's "Weed Eater" column.
$17.00 US
Apr 12, 2016
5-1/16 x 7-3/4
288 Pages

The Cannabis Health Index
Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques To Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases
An in-depth reference that combines evidence-based insights from over 1,000 studies to present a convincing case for the powerful healing effects of medical marijuana on more than 100 chronic symptoms and diseases. Written by a former paramedic with a PhD in alternative healthcare, this sourcebook will interest patients with chronic diseases not being served by orthodox treatments, practitioners of mind-body-medicine, cannabis dispensaries, and cannabis-prescribing physicians.
$24.95 US
Dec 01, 2015
7 x 9-1/4
660 Pages
North Atlantic Books