With the legalization and casual consumption of cannabis in Canada and the USA, more and more people are experimenting with marijuana products and are increasingly interested in the weed counterculture which took the world by storm since the 60’s. If you are looking for interesting cannabis and stoner books to read as you sit home and enjoy your bowl during the pandemic, then keep reading today’s post where we are going to talk about the must-read cannabis and stoner books of all times.
A list of the best cannabis and stoner books you should order today:
1. The Cannabis Dictionary
This marijuana compendium by weed journalist Alex Halperin is an illustrated book that will act as a comprehensive guide for first time users. It will take you through all the aspects of the herb while touching upon all the facts and rumors about this miraculous herb. The author is the creator and the host of WeedWeed and the book is going to give a fresh and engaging perspective to novice and veteran users alike.
2. The Electric Kool-Aid Acid Test
This bestseller from the 60s penned by Tom Wolfe provides a firsthand account of renowned writer Ken Kesey and his friends who moved across the USA in a brightly painted bus called The Further. Kesey and his band known as the Merry Pranksters were notorious for their use of weed and LSD for attaining a higher level of consciousness. Other renowned figures such as Jerry Garcia and Allen Ginsberg also make appearances from time to time. If you are interested in the evolution of the hippie movement then make sure to grab a copy.
3. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas
One of the most popular cannabis and stoner books ever written, this one was also made into a much-loved movie starring Johnny Depp. This 1971 novel written by Hunter S Thomson is a blend of fact and fiction about the counterculture movement in the 1960’s. The opening line of this book which goes, “We were somewhere around Barstow on the edge of the desert when the drugs began to take hold,” is definitely going to keep you hooked.
4. How to Smoke Pot (Properly): A Highbrow Guide to Getting High
This cannabis and stoner book by David Bienenstock is replete with useful information about every imaginable topic related to cannabis consumption. This humorous book is a storehouse of information about the history, medicinal values, recipes of marijuana and offers pro tips for the cannabis community.
5. The Ultimate Guide to CBD
Written by Jamie Evans, this book as the name suggests is going to provide you with in-depth information on the topic of CBD wellness. It is a great starter for CBD enthusiasts who are looking to get an in-depth view about the benefits and uses of CBD. It also comes with several recipes for making CBD infused drinks and savories for the ultimate happy snacking experience.
6. The Beach
The Beach is a bestselling novel by Alex Garland that can be a perfect pandemic read for weed lovers. This travel cum pot smoking book is about a British guy travelling in Thailand in search of a secret beach who eventually encounters a weed plantation when things start to go all awry. Although the book is a rather dark one, it will keep you riveted till the end. Movie enthusiasts are surely aware about the movie version of this book starring Leonardo Di Caprio.
7. Marijuana Growers Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation
This 510 pages book by Ed Rosenthal is a must read for any cannabis enthusiast who wants to grow the herb. This is a comprehensive grower’s handbook that will tell you all you need to know about cultivating weed both indoors and outdoors. The writer talks about all the cutting edge techniques that are being used all over the world for efficient cultivation of the most potent marijuana. Most users who bought the book have given positive reviews and it has also garnered praise from Tommy Chong as well as the New York Times. No matter if you want to grow for personal or commercial use, this book should be a part of any grower’s library.
8. The Leafly Guide to Cannabis: A Handbook for the Modern Consumer
All cannabis consumers in North America are surely familiar with the website called Leafly that gets over 10 million visitors per month. This resourceful website dedicated to marijuana users has published their very own guide to cannabis that can be used as a weed handbook for new and veteran users alike. This book will inform you about the best strains, its effects, its taste as well as the best and most effective ways of consuming them for getting the optimum high. Newbies in the world of marijuana should consider getting a copy of this highly rated cannabis handbook.
9. The Doors of Perception
Believe it or not, Jim Morrison named his band “The Doors” after reading this groundbreaking work by Aldous Huxley. This book which was published back in 1954 is one of the earliest works about the psychedelic experience of the author under the influence of mescaline. This seminal text on drug experience totally changed the way people viewed drugs. The vivid descriptions of his hallucinatory insights will make for a wonderful reading experience for the avant garde stoner. Although this book is not exactly about the use of cannabis, it is sure to be a compelling reading for people who like to get high.
10. Bong Appetit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed
One of the best weed cookbooks available in the market, Bong Appetit brings you a wide array of exciting marijuana recipes that you can try at home right away. It presents more than 60 cannabis infused recipes such as peach and raspberry pies, French-bread pizzas and more.
These 10 cannabis and stoner books will surely satiate your reading appetite during the pandemic. So get your favorite strain, cook it or roll it and sit back on your couch with one of these above-mentioned books for a highly engaging high time.