September 9, 2009

The Best Books About Marijuana

It's high time I published this list of awesome books about pot. It goes without saying though, that I won't be able to include all of the great books about marijuana. I may even miss some of the best, that's why I let people post comments. So let me know what you think and what I'm missing.

Pot Culture: The A-Z Guide to Stoner Language and Life:
by Shirley Halperin(Author) - Steve Bloom (Author) - Tommy Chong (Foreword)

Pot Culture covers the history, lifestyle, and language of a subculture that, with every generation, is constantly redefining itself. From long lists of stoner-friendly movies, music, and television shows to detailed explanations of various stoner tools to celebrity-authored how-to's and an A-Z compendium of slang words and terms, it's the ultimate encyclopedia of pot.

Build This Bong: Instructions and Diagrams for 40 Bongs, Pipes, and Hookahs
by Randy Stratton

The first book ever to feature detailed directions for bongs, pipes, hookahs, and more. Projects of all sorts from a standard gravity bong to a rubber ducky hookah and a state of the art vaporizer come to life with Popular Mechanics-inspired illustrations and simple instructions. Build This Bong's 40 inventive projects made from melons, coconuts, snow-globes, teapots, and more are sure to be a big, mind-blowing hit.

Spliffs: A Celebration of Cannabis Culture
by Nick Jones

Spliffs (the Jamaican word for joints) is more than just a book about marijuana (cannabis) and getting high. Special sections are devoted to the influence of marijuana on music, movies, media, and literary and comic book culture. Features include profiles of famous users, as well as a primer on the varieties of hash and grass, on how to roll functional and decorative joints, pot paraphernalia, and a guide to Amsterdam's most famous coffee shops. Fully illustrated with full-color photographs and drawings throughout.

Naked Girls Smoking Weed
by Rob Griffin

I doubt any further explanation is really necessary. The top 420 Girls from the website and magazine, now between book covers for the first time. Could there be anything better? Here are naked girls smoking Marijuana, the finest selection of the hottest babes `n' buds. Playboy Bunnies, Penthouse Pets, Amateur models and more, all promoting and standing behind Mother Nature. Smokin' hot!

Get Stoned and Read This Book
by Gordon G. Gourd

"The coffee table book for pot-smokers." That's right. GET STONED AND READ THIS BOOK. A book entirely conceived and executed under the influence of marijuana. Lots of marijuana. The book is self-published by Gordon G. Gourd, Inc. because established publishers felt the book was 'too esoteric'. Interestingly, Gordon G. Gourd is an alias for not just a single person, but the group who worked on the book.

The Science of Marijuana
by Leslie L. Iversen

In The Science of Marijuana Iversen explains the remarkable advances that have been made in scientific research on cannabis with the discovery of specific receptors and the existence of naturally occurring cannabis-like substances in the brain. Iversen provides an objective and up-to-date assessment of the scientific basis for the medical use of cannabis and what risks this may entail. The recreational use of the drug and how it affects users is described along with some predictions about how attitudes to cannabis may change in the future.

Spliffigami: Roll the 35 Greatest Joints of all Time
by Chris Stone

Bored of the same old joint? Next time 4:20 rolls around, put a new twist on your spliff using this step-by-step guide. Start by perfecting the basic joint, move on to ornate blunts, then get freaky with multi-pronged doobies. With the use of medical marijuana on the upswing, and with celebrities like Woody Harrelson espousing the cannabis cause, there's never been a better time to take this stoner art to the next level. With its rolling paper-inspired design, colorful cartoon instructions, and irreverent take on toking, SPLIFFIGAMI will have every ganja girl and bud boy lighting up in style.

The Official Hight Times Pot Smokers Handbook
by David Bienestock

Entertaining and informed features include looks at marijuana's, history, legality, and its place in popular culture; profiles of herb-friendly globetrotting destinations and festivals; favorite "pot luck" recipes from the High Times staff; celebrity observations on the sweet leaf; profiles of famous marijuana strains; and a lexicon of stoner slang. With a life-changing list of 420 things to do when you're stoned, this is a truly indispensible guide to green living.

Marijuana Medical Handbook: Practical Guide to the Therapeutic Uses of Marijuana
by Dale Gieringer and Ed Rosenthal

Marijuana Medical Handbook is the only book written for people who have little or no experience with marijuana, but want an honest and informative account of its medical value, especially concerning symptoms related to cancer, AIDS/HIV, glaucoma, and many more ailments and illnesses. Marijuana is an invaluable and safe medical resource when used properly. Now everyone can explore its healing powers with confidence as the Marijuana Medical Handbook answers such serious questions as: What is marijuana's effect on the Body? What illnesses is is suitable for? How can you administer it safely? What are the real side effects?

The Big Book of Buds 1-3
by Ed Rosenthal

Each of these full-color guide showcases the diversity of cannabis varieties. Stunning close-ups from the world's great breeders are accompanied by concise information about growing characteristics and bud quality. Engaging essays offer insights into marijuana's special botany and the culture that surrounds this controversial plant.

Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy
by Bliss Cameron and Veronica Green

In Marijuana Cooking: Good Medicine Made Easy, authors Bliss Cameron and Veronica Green guide would-be chefs through the process of making their own tasty and healthy home remedies using marijuana as the main ingredient. Methods of preparing pot for use in the kitchen are provided with step-by-step instructions, as well as advice on personalizing dosage and substituting ingredients to account for different tastes and medical conditions. The recipes include Bliss Balls, Butterscotch Blondies, Honey Chocolate Brownies, Honey Whole Wheat Banana Bread, and Honey Pumpkin Bread. Lush, high-quality photographs of actual marijuana dishes grace nearly every page, making the book a delight for the eyes as well as the body.

Baked Life has it's eyes set on publishing too. We want to publish a series of pocketbooks for stoners and smokers a like. It's not free though.

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