Books Worth Reading

Medical cannabis books worth reading

More of a compelling look forward than a journey back through history, this exciting call to action from the founder of the world’s largest clinical cannabis dispensary is a thought-provoking reframing of cannabis’ role in today’s society. Prepare to have your assumptions shaken!


In Cannabis Pharmacy, expert Michael Backes offers evidence-based information on using cannabis to treat an array of ailments and conditions. He provides information on how cannabis works with the body’s own system, how best to prepare and administer it, and how to modify and control dosage. This newly revised edition is now completely up-to-date with the latest information on the body’s encannabinoid system, which is now understood to control emotion, appetite, and memory, delivery and dosing of cannabis, including e-cigarette designs, additional varietals, and a new system for classification, as well as 21 additional ailments and conditions that can be treated with medical marijuana.


Marijuana Medicine explores the role of hemp in medicinal systems spanning the globe. Cannabis has accompanied the development of human culture from its very beginnings and can be found in the healing traditions of cultures throughout Africa, Asia, Europe, and the Americas. Even today it is an important part of many Asian healing traditions: in Ayurveda cannabis is praised for its tonic and aphrodisiac qualities and in traditional Chinese medicine it is cited as a superb antidepressant. It also remains a significant part of the healing and visionary traditions of Latin American curanderos and Brazilian, Nepalese, and Indian folk medicine. Modern research has confirmed the effectiveness of marijuana’s application in treating such diseases as asthma and glaucoma. Christian Ratsch profiles the medicinal, historical, and cultural uses of cannabis in each of these societies and medical systems, providing remedies and recipes for those interested in how cannabis can be used to treat specific conditions.


Cannabis has been around since the dawn of time. Ancient humans recognized the benefits of the plant both medicinally and lifestyle-wise. Consumption of marijuana was relatively common amongst the ancients, and we’re still partaking in the plant today. Having a grasp on the history of this plant that maintained popularity for millennia, is great knowledge to have in your back pocket.


When it comes to the world of weed, it’s very easy to feel lost. There are a lot of slang terms and jargon that stoners and enthusiasts alike use. Instead of heading to Urban Dictionary or Googling a certain phrase, it’s wise to invest in an encyclopedia that covers all aspects of weed. The Cannabis Encyclopedia is truly a god send in that regard–it has everything you could ever want or need, in the way of cannabis.


The all new Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana –indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years.