As we mentally prepare for a full month of COVID-19 quarantine ahead, cannabis and books are two go-to saviors (best enjoyed together) from social media screen time and the barrage of bad news. Whether you’re an industry insider reeling from conference cancellations, an entrepreneur looking to get into the business, or just want to learn more about legalization, I’ve curated a coronavirus cannabis reading list from my own library for these trying times. From two classics authored by pioneering activists to an Emily Post Institute-approved guide on marijuana manners, here are ten texts to take a casual cannabis consumer to an expert-level enthusiast.
Note: Books are listed alphabetically, not ranked.
‘Brave New Weed’, By Joe Dolce, 2016
‘The Cannabis Dictionary’, By Alex Halperin, 2020
‘The Cannabis Manifesto’, By Steve DeAngelo, 2015
‘Grass Roots: A History of Cannabis in the American West’, By Nick Johnson 2017
‘GREEN: A Field Guide to Marijuana’, By Dan Michaels & Erik Christiansen, 2014
‘Higher Etiquette’, by Lizzie Post, 2019
‘How to Smoke Pot (Properly)’, By David Bienenstock, 2016
‘It’s NORML to Smoke Pot’, By Keith Stroup, 2013
‘Reefer Madness’, By Eric Schlosser, 2003
‘The Ultimate Guide to CBD’, By Jamie Evans, 2020
by Katie Shapiro