Top 5 Books About Cannabis: Reduce Screen Time During Lockdown

Books about Cannabis! Are you on your way to entering the seventh week of lockdown? Keep spending time looking at your cell phone or computer more often than ever before? Last week we gave some practical tips to beat the lockdown with great films about cannabis. Today we focus on less screen time. Sit back and relax with a good read.

We list the top 5 books about cannabis. We selected them especially to get you through those horrible lockdown weeks. Reading is a responsible pastime, without ruining your eyes on television screens, laptops or mobile phones. Back to the past! Without any screens required. You know, offline reading? Imagine a stack of paper and a nice cover around it. Dig deep in your memory, it will be there. Yes, that’s right. They called them ‘books’.

Top 5 Books About Cannabis

This lockdown is a practical time to learn a little more about cannabis, but there’s more. This is also a useful moment to disconnect from your devices by going offline for a few hours. Two birds with one stone: it can be so easy, once you think of it! All that aside, it’s time to stack up some of the world’s best books about cannabis!

  1. Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor / Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible
  2. Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook
  3. Cannabis: A History
  4. Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific
  5. The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles

It’s an interesting mix we have for you here. There’s books about growing weed, cooking with cannabis, and a bit of history and culture all captured in these 5 best sellers. Obviously we will highlight all the books one at a time and briefly tell you what to expect from our top 5.

Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible

With Marijuana Horticulture you have everything you need to become an expert grower yourself. More than 500 pages packed with ultimate tips for growing weed, written by the world-renowned cannabis expert, Jorge Cervantes. This book has been a bestseller since 1983 and is now available in its fifth edition.

In no less than 1120 colored images you will find all the information you need to achieve a successful harvest – purely from a theoretical viewpoint, of course. This bible covers all important aspects. It addresses grow rooms and greenhouses, the lights, how you can protect your cultivation and which items you should use to prepare your soil.

But Marijuana Horticulture goes even further. The book is also a comprehensive guide to growing techniques for optimal yields. You will read how the cutting, flowering and harvesting of cannabis plants work. After cutting the buds, the book explains how to dry and cure them, and even how to make hash. As you can see, Marijuana Horticulture covers the entire growing process from A to Weed. And even though the book has been on the market for almost 40 years, it remains as popular as ever.

Marijuana Horticulture

Ed Rosenthal’s Marijuana Grower’s Handbook

Looking for an alternative to the breeding bible of Jorge Cervantes? Then you should definitely go through Ed Rosenthal’s handbook! The self-proclaimed “ganja guru” is a cannabis cultivation expert. Perhaps better known as one of the founders of the worldwide extremely popular magazine High Times Magazine.

The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook highlights a wide range of topics. From basic knowledge to highly skilled cultivation skills. This essential manual will not only show you how to set up your grow room, but also how to harvest, dry and maintain your stash. The book also covers a chapter that explains how to prepare your soil, if you want to grow outdoors.

Marijuana Grower's Handbook

Cannabis: A History

Time for something completely different than the cultivating books. Have you always been interested in the history of the cannabis plant and the effect the plant had on both earlier and contemporary cultures? Then this book by Martin Booth is the perfect read.

Cannabis played (and plays) a crucial role in the development of religion, politics, medicine, art, music and human rights. You can read about the complex story of the attack on cannabis in the modern Western world. In addition, the book covers the US government that, controversially, first encouraged people to grow marijuana while they were subsequently arrested for it years later.

Are you looking for every single tiny and significant detail about the history of cannabis? Then this book is the one for you!


Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational and Scientific

A little less fact-based and academic, but interesting nonetheless is the book “Smoke Signals” by Martin A. Lee. He captures the world of American cultural exploration of cannabis in the “greatest American story of weed of all time” perfectly in his book.

It covers the legal history of the cannabis plant in America, the ban on cultivation and use and the movements that opposed these measures. Martin A. Lee delves into the various tough measures that politics has taken against the further development of the cannabis plant and its legalization in America. The cultural struggle and the social impact that resulted from this struggle are not neglected in this extensive book on legalization.

Smoke Signals

The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles

Time for something that’s easier to digest? This is taken very literally in The Easy Cannabis Cookbook! After the somewhat heavier topics on cultural fluctuations, history and cultivation techniques, we go for something as light as air, to finalize our top 5 books about cannabis.

The Easy Cannabis Cookbook by Cheri Sicard reflects the development that the cannabis kitchen went through. Edible cannabis was once characterized by brownies and biscuits. Now, however, it reaches every part of the culinary world. Are you an experienced or novice cannabis cook? Then this book will quickly prove to be a valuable resource for you.

The Easy Cannabis Cookbook contains over 60 different recipes with cannabis. Examples are banana bread and fettucini alfredo.These recipes are yummy enough even without cannabis for a central ingerdient. Turn your lockdown into a small party with the help of this practical cooking guide. These amazing and delicious 60 recipe’s won’t let you down. We promise.