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Reefer Reading: Recommended Cannabis Book!

By David Dickerman photo/istock/Ahlapot

For the past several decades, pot smokers have often been stereotyped as lazy dullards who sit around, watch TV, and eat Cheetos. As marijuana has entered into the mainstream and communities have formed, people are beginning to realize that one size does not fit all. People like to smoke before they eat a fancy meal or go to the museum. It does not dilute experiences but, in fact, can enhance them. I personally like to smoke a joint and get cozy with a good book. Many times, I like to learn about topics of immediate interest. Below are several book recommendations related to your favorite herb. 

Three Bodies Burning: The Anatomy of an Investigation into Murder, Money, and Mexican Marijuana by Brian Bogdanoff
Murder, mystery, and intrigue are littered through this engrossing story. This inside look into an investigation does not end the way you think it will. It also acts as a guide for true crime fans and amateur detectives. Multiple agencies work together to show how a drug deal gone wrong can bring a conspiracy to light

The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo
The author Steve DeAngelo is the founder of Harborside Health Center, which is the world's biggest medical-cannabis dispensary. He believes that cannabis must be legalized across the board due to the fact that it is a “wellness catalyst” as there is no such thing as “recreational use.” Based in research and using the lens of social justice he looks at the most pressing questions in regards to the plant and will change the way you think about marijuana regardless of personal affinity.

The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine by Jeffthe420Chef
This highly-rated cookbook is informative and may even inspire you. Jeff uses entertaining approaches to cooking while educating you on the effects of marijuana on different cuisines. The recipes are not only delicious but may be the perfect gift for an ailing relative struggling with nausea or depression. Dishes range from unique and complicated to simple and common.