A first-of-its-kind coffee-table book charts the inevitable, and intriguing, rise of high-design cannabis culture.
Despite global efforts at legalization, marijuana remains a tricky topic: In some places, smoking pot can land folks in jail, with Black folks making up a disproportionate amount of those arrests, while in others it’s part of everyday life. As more states and countries open up to legalizing cannabis for both medicinal and recreational purposes, a parallel wave of aesthetic innovations has risen to cater to a particular subset of cannabis consumers: well-heeled, design-savvy users who seek and appreciate the wellness benefits of cannabis.
Against this backdrop arrives High on Design (published by Gestalten), a new coffee-table book that highlights many of the top brands and key players now defining the high-end marijuana products industry. These players are launching products that appear more like design pieces than hippie accoutrements. High on Design takes readers through the history and science behind this controversial plant, while showcasing projects that every design-and-cannabis aficionado will appreciate.