July 19, 2024

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Curl up with a good cannabis book

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Many newer titles can expand knowledge of plants

Sarah Bain EVERCANNABIS correspondent

Ahhh, spring! (or almost.) Puddles of rain, blooming crocuses, opening windows and doors to let in the fresh air, and evenings that are still cool enough to sit under a thick blanket with a cup of possibly infused tea and a good book . This time of year is also perfect for planning your garden and learning about cannabis, whether or not you are interested in growing it for medicinal purposes (visit the Washington State Liquor and Cannabis Board for local laws before you begin), or maybe you just want to brush up on your knowledge. In any case, here are some books you won’t want to miss. “Craft Weed: Family Farming and the Future of the Marijuana Industry” by Ryan Stoa Stoa advocates an industry dominated by craft marijuana farmers rather than large corporations. He suggests that the industry should be modeled on the craft beer industry and that family farmers must be protected during this time of intense national growth. As an associate professor of law at Concordia University in Boise, Idaho, Stoa writes with authority and his book appeals to those who wish to stock up on information about the various directions of the market. “Cannabis and the Art of Infusion: An Elevated Cookbook” by Ricky Flickenger This cookbook brings marijuana from the pipe into the kitchen with more than 30 recipes, from starters and salads to dinners and desserts. Whether you want to learn how to cook with cannabis to impress your friends or relax in the evenings with your best bud, this book is sure to have a recipe you will fall in love with. Chef Ricky lives, cooks and teaches in Seattle. For more information, see his Mortar ‘n Pestle website (http://mortarnp.com). “The Cannabis Spa At Home: How To Make Marijuana Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, And More” by Sandra Hinchliffe If you’ve never picked up the hardcover version of this book, now is a good one Time to grab the new paperback version, which is expected to be out in March. This is the perfect guide for the home improvement maker who wants to make their own lotions, lip balms, masks, and other cannabis-based beauty products. With easy-to-find ingredients that are allergen-free and preservative-free, the book walks you step-by-step through the process of making your own products, as well as instructions on how to store and use them. “The Guide to Medical Marijuana, Cannabis, and Your Health” by Patricia C. MD with Dave Smitherman This book, published in Fall 2018, begins with an overview of medical marijuana dating back to ancient times, tracing its rise and fall the centuries. It goes into specific details about cannabis as a medicine and can be an important resource for anyone interested in the use of CBD oil and marijuana for medicinal purposes. This book is for people who are already in the medical industry, so non-502-year-olds may feel more like a textbook. But it’s full of information and knowledge that you don’t often find in other commercial books on weeds. If your primary care doctor or provider is on the fence about cannabis as medicine, this book can provide them with examples from the medical relief industry. “The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis, 3rd Edition” by Steve Elliott This time-tested – not to mention – brief guide to cannabis, especially if you love the history and cultural background of its beginnings. is easy to read. With even a few recipes, it’s a fantastic, handy, classic guide to marijuana and its uses. “The Beauty of Cannabis: 200 Strains of Marijuana, A Visual Guide” by Spurs Broken This beautiful book is perfect for a coffee table or as a gift for a friend who appreciates good photography (and maybe good weed). It’s filled with stunning photos that will make you see marijuana differently. Whether you’re reading it cover-to-cover, studying and studying certain varieties, or just loving great pictures, this book won’t let you down. The explosion of legal cannabis across the country has led to a similar explosion in the cannabis book genre. It’s a great time to learn about the emerging industry and research everything weed-related so you can educate others, whether you’re just marijuana or you’re a long-time professional.

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