Five of the Best Marijuana Books on the Market

Knowing what the best marijuana books on the market are is important for every cannabis connoisseur who loves to read. To give you an idea of what kind of valuable written resources are out there on the world's favorite herb, here we list five of the best marijuana books on the market that should be in every cannabis enthusiast's library.

1. Marijuana Grower’s Handbook

Experienced cannabis grower and world-renowned marijuana expert Ed Rosenthal published his now-famous book on growing the most potent herbs in 1978. The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook covers all aspects of cultivating cannabis both indoors and outdoors, including different methods, choosing marijuana varieties, tools, technologies, and how to harvest your crop.

2. The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy

Jack Herer's classic work was first published in 1985 after years of research, and it remains one of the best, most accurate books about cannabis on the market. The Emperor Wears No Clothes chronicles the history and wide span of the use of cannabis, as well as the conspiracies surrounding its prohibition.

3. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

Jorge Cervantes' 1983 work was an immediate best-seller, and it is still one of the best books about marijuana cultivation on the market. The Medical Grower’s Bible continues to expand and get updated with the latest information and contributions of experts about how to grow cannabis with each new edition. 

4. The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook

First published in 2012, The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook offers dozens of recipes for cannabis-infused dishes that range from drinks and quick snacks to formal holiday meals. Though fairly simple, the recipes (such as spring rolls, tamales, and pineapple upside down cake) were inspired by cultures all over the world.

5. Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana 

Cannabis expert Michael Backes explains how marijuana can treat a range of medical conditions (including problems with managing, appetite, and insomnia) in his 2014 work. Cannabis Pharmacy is one of the best medical cannabis books on the market because it presents evidence on how marijuana interacts with the endocannabinoid system and offers advice on how to prepare the herb for consumption and control dosage.


The fight to legalize cannabis nationwide should begin by helping veterans get access to medical marijuana, according to Massachusetts Representative - and 2020 presidential candidate - Seth Moulton (D). Right now, vets can't use medical marijuana without the risk of losing their Veteran's Affairs benefits, even if they live in a state that has legalized medicinal cannabis. In fact, so much as mentioning cannabis use to their doctor is enough for a vet to get their benefits stripped.

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