Cannabis has been used for medicinal, spiritual, and recreational purposes for thousands of years. It was consumed by humans long before the written word was invented.
With the legalization of Cannabis in many parts of the world, there has been an explosion of interest in the plant and its potential benefits. It’s so unfortunate to consider the loss of all of the ancient wisdom many of our ancestors must have had easy access to when it comes to plant medicines like Cannabis. Fortunately, so much of the information can be reclaimed by studying science, history, and personal exploration/”me”search.
As a result, there are now numerous books available on the subject, covering everything from the history of Cannabis to its medicinal uses and spiritual significance. In this blog post, we will be exploring the 10 best Cannabis books about Cannabis, including my personal faves “Weed Mom”, “Cannabis is Medicine”, and “Cannabis and Spirituality”.
1. “Weed Mom: The Canna-Curious Woman’s Guide to Healthier Relaxation, Happier Parenting, and Chilling TF Out” by Danielle Simone Brand
As Cannabis becomes more mainstream, more and more parents are turning to it as a way to unwind and manage stress. “Weed Mom” by Danielle Simone Brand is a guide for moms who are curious about Cannabis and want to learn more. The book covers everything from the basics of Cannabis to how to talk to your kids about it. It also includes recipes for THC-infused treats, as well as tips for incorporating Cannabis into your daily routine
2. “Cannabis is Medicine: How Medical Cannabis and CBD are Healing Everything from Anxiety to Chronic Pain” by Dr. Bonni Goldstein
Medical Cannabis has been gaining popularity as a treatment for a range of conditions, from chronic pain to anxiety. In “Cannabis is Medicine”, Dr. Bonni Goldstein explores the science behind Cannabis as medicine. The book includes case studies of patients who have successfully used cannabis to treat their conditions, as well as information on dosing and different methods of consumption.
3. “The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Food for Home Cooks” by Robyn Griggs Lawrence
Cooking with Cannabis can be a delicious and fun way to enjoy the plant’s benefits. “The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook” by Robyn Griggs Lawrence is a comprehensive guide to cooking with Cannabis. The book includes recipes for everything from appetizers to desserts, as well as information on dosing and cooking with different strains.
4. “The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness” by Steve DeAngelo
Steve DeAngelo is a well-known Cannabis activist and entrepreneur who has been fighting for legalization for decades. In “The Cannabis Manifesto”, DeAngelo lays out his vision for a future where Cannabis is legal and widely available. The book covers everything from the history of Cannabis prohibition to the potential benefits of legalization.
5. “Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific” by Martin A. Lee
For those interested in the history of Cannabis, “Smoke Signals” by Martin A. Lee is a must-read. The book traces the history of Cannabis from its ancient use as a medicine to its prohibition in the 20th century. Lee also explores the cultural significance of Cannabis and its role in popular culture.
6. “The Cannabis Health Index: Combining the Science of Medical Marijuana with Mindfulness Techniques to Heal 100 Chronic Symptoms and Diseases” by Uwe Blesching
“The Cannabis Health Index” by Uwe Blesching is a comprehensive guide to using Cannabis as medicine. The book includes information on different strains and their effects, as well as tips for using Cannabis to treat specific conditions. Blesching also includes mindfulness techniques to help readers better understand their relationship with Cannabis and promote a more holistic approach to healing.
7. “The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis” edited by Julie Holland
“The Pot Book” edited by Julie Holland is a comprehensive guide to all aspects of Cannabis, including its history, cultural significance, and medicinal uses. The book features contributions from a wide range of experts in the field, including doctors, researchers, and activists. It also includes information on different strains, methods of consumption, and legal issues surrounding Cannabis.
8. “The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More” by Sandra Hinchliffe
Cannabis can be used in a variety of ways to promote relaxation and wellness, including as an ingredient in spa treatments. “The Cannabis Spa at Home” by Sandra Hinchliffe is a guide to creating your own Cannabis-infused spa products at home. The book includes recipes for everything from bath salts to massage oils to edible spa treats.
9. “Sacred Bliss: A Spiritual History of Cannabis” by Mark S. Ferrara
Cannabis has a long history of use in spiritual and religious contexts. In “Sacred Bliss”, Mark S. Ferrara explores the spiritual and mystical dimensions of Cannabis use throughout history. The book covers everything from ancient Hindu texts to modern-day Rastafarianism, and includes interviews with spiritual leaders and Cannabis advocates.
10. “The Little Book of Cannabis: How Marijuana Can Improve Your Life” by Amanda Siebert
For those looking for a quick and easy introduction to Cannabis, “The Little Book of Cannabis” by Amanda Siebert is a great place to start. The book covers the basics of Cannabis, including its effects, history, and potential benefits. It also includes tips for safe and responsible Cannabis use, as well as information on legal issues and Cannabis culture.
Bonus Book: A Very Special Garden by Mskindness B. Ramirez
Okay, this one is not a Cannabis-nerd beach-read, but it needs to be included in this list because it’s a children’s book…about Cannabis…written by the legendary Mskindness Ramirez. If you have young ones in your life, please talk and read to them about Cannabis so the next generation moves forward with a little less prohibition propaganda and a lot more understanding about plant medicine.
Best Cannabis Books this year? Or Did We Miss One?
These 11 books offer a wealth of information and insights into the world of Cannabis. From its history to its medicinal uses to its spiritual significance, Cannabis has a fascinating and complex story to tell.
Whether you are a seasoned Cannabis enthusiast or just curious about the plant, these books are sure to deepen your understanding and appreciation of this powerful plant medicine.
Your turn! What’s your favorite Cannabis book?