5 epic books about cannabis

Published Apr 14, 2020 01:00 p.m. ET
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We’re all starting to feel a little bit cooped up, but if you have access to the internet for online ordering, and you want to soak up some of the best books about cannabis, your options are pretty amazing. Since it can be hard to sift through thousands of online reviews, we thought we would bring the most epic books about weed to you. Whether you enjoy adventure books, educational materials, or something that will get you laughing, we’ve got you covered with these five incredible reads that are all about cannabis.

1. Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis

Cost: $11.99

This fantastic reads like an exciting adventure book even though the premise is based in both history and the present. Inside you will find personal accounts, historical references, and some really intriguing theories on how the cannabis industry and legalization will all play out in the end. In such turbulent times, it might be nice to “get away” with this educational tale of failure, and ultimately, glory, that will keep you glued every step of the way.

Where to get it: You can get this amazing cannabis book in e-book form on Kobo or Google Play, or in a softcover paperback version from Amazon.

2. Higher Etiquette

Cost: $26.32

Have you ever wondered where all of the rules like ‘puff puff pass’ (to the right) and other commonly repeated stoner etiquette came from? This world-famous cannabis book offers a unique insight into all of that and so much more, which makes it perfect for anyone who wants to learn about the plant, without getting too much into the technical aspects of things.

Where to get it: You can get this awesome stoner book in audio format from the Audible website.

3. The Cannabis Manifesto

Cost: $43.77

The beloved Steve DeAngelo tells a fascinating tale from the unique viewpoint of a cannabis industry insider. Here, the founder and CEO of the biggest dispensary in the world details the extensive history of prohibition, including cool information like all known instances of the plant's use as a medicine, and an accurate measurement of the fallout that was caused by its inception.


Where to get it: This audiobook is available through Audible, Kobo, and Google Play, or if you prefer a hard copy, you can get one by visiting the Indigo or Amazon online stores.

4. Cannabis: The Illegalization of Weed in America

Cost: $10.44

This book is one of the best options on the market today for anyone who wants to learn about the history of weed, including where we once used it, some of the different ways that it has benefitted society in the past, and how the idea that a plant should be illegal in the first place stemmed from racism and hate towards a minority that still pays for those decisions, even today.

Where to get it: This educational cannabis book is available for an excellent price through the Book Outlet website.

5. A Woman’s Guide to Using Cannabis

Cost: $21.92

Whether you’re a woman who just likes to get high or one that prefers the medicinal aspect of cannabis, this amazing female-focused book might be just what you need to demystify the big wide world of cannabis and learn about the culture including where it came from, and how it’s changed so much, especially for women today.

Where to get it: This forward-thinking cannabis book is available in an e-book version through Google Play, Audible, Kobo, and Audio Books websites, but for a hard copy, you’ll need to visit Indigo or Amazon instead.

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