10 Best Marijuana Books for the Cultured Cannabist (and a few extra to read while high)

When a hit from a good joint or the IQ unleashes the imagination, a good read is the perfect anchor to an unbound mind. Like a breeze carrying the free-floating kite, a novel guides the reader through a mental vacation that titillates and refreshes. To enjoy reading while high, material must be stimulating and enjoyable—but not too taxing so the stoned brain can understand ;-). Identifying the right fusion of literary ingredients can be daunting—especially while high. Check out our list of some of the best marijuana books to check out while buzzed.

10. Weed: The User’s Guide

Known to many as the Weed Bible, Weed: The User’s Guide is a comprehensive catalog, complete with answers to all of your cannabis needs. Perfect for smokes of various experiences, this guide teaches you everything you need to know from smoking out of an apple to what types of weed gets you the highest. Expand your cannabis knowledge and learn how you can achieve the perfect high.

Weed The User’s Guide

9. The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook

Have you ever tried a pot brownie? Weed Tea? In her book, The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook, Elise McDonough has prepared a list of her favorite cannabis infused foods that will leave your mouth salivating for sativa! You don’t have to travel all the way to a Denver or break your bank at an expensive shop! Try out these recipes in your own home, the LEVO Oil Infuser is the perfect appliance to use. Just be careful, cannabis and cookies can be a dangerous combination.

The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook

8. Sellevision

If you’re in the mood for something weird, a little morbid, and uncomfortably hilarious Sellevision is the book to read. Max Andrews goes off the deep-end during a “Toys for Tots” event when he does something completely unpredictable in front of millions of children live on the air. We’ve all had days like this. His road to redemption partners him with a pill popping TV personality who can’t keep her mouth shut as she exposes secret affairs and backstabs her way up the ladder to success.

Unexpected and inappropriate giggles are on every page, so be mindful when reading in public. It’s better if you read it in private with an on demand vape like the Firefly—the perfect companion; take a hit, hit a few chapters, repeat.

Sellevision

7. Wonder Boys

For the dark types with a cynical sense of humor, Wonder Boys serves up Catcher in the Rye feels with a splash of Clockwork Orange. The novel follows Professor Grady Tripp through the melancholy that is the diminishing value with which society regards authors, writing, and the literary arts. For the cerebral, cynics out there—Michael Chabon engages your dark side with this raw tale that features no shortage of intellectual brooding, sex, or drugs. Particularly—of course—reefer.

Wonder Boys

6. You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I Still Have to Explain

Phoebe Robinson’s podcast, 2 Dope Queens, is a great listen while preparing your session with a Marley rolling tray. She has kept listeners laughing for years with her outspoken truisms about race, gender, and pop culture. For the reader with an interest in straightforward thinking flavored with sarcasm, You Can’t Touch My Hair: And Other Things I still Have to Explain is a collection of essays that will give you an understand on society through the unique spin of an African American woman.

You Can’t Touch My Hair

5. Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas

If it feels good…do it! Ralph Steadman and his lawyer Dr. Gonzo take a standard business trip, which takes a wild turn through a cloud of marijuana smoke and into the promised party land of Las Vegas. We just can’t resist the combination of business and pleasure, and they are definitely combined here in this drug induced fantasy—that can only happen in Sin City.

A cult classic, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas, takes you through haze, desert animals, car wrecks, and everything else Ralph Steadman can’t seem to remember. Too bad the Pax 3 wasn’t around back then, it might have made everything better…or a lot worse.

Fear and Loathing in Las vegas

4. Inherent Vice

Detective Larry “Doc” Sportello does nothing but sit around the house and smoke weed all day, everyday– no wonder his girlfriend left him– for a billionaire. As the smell of old pizza and dirty laundry mix with depression and marijuana, Doc is ready to accept his life for what it is– until his ex-girlfriend shows up in desperate need for his help! Turns out, Mr. Billionaire isn’t that perfect. Inherent Vice is a pot head’s revenge, and a reminder to anyone who overlooks an underdog.

Inherent Vice

3. Marijuana Legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know

The legalization of weed is catching on in most states however, it is not completely legal nationwide. Certain laws, restrict marijuana based on amounts and intent. In some states, you can even be fired from your job if you smoke legal weed. Learn how you can protect yourself if you ever get caught in a sticky situation! Marijuana legalization: What Everyone Needs to Know is a pamphlet of protection that’ll teach you how to smoke without the feeling of paranoia.

Marijuana Legalization What Everyone Needs to Know

2. The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis—Its Role in Medicine, Politics, Science, and Culture

Here are some things to ponder while prepping your session with an SLX grinder. Is marijuana really a gateway drug? Why was weed ever illegal in the first place? As an experienced physician, Julie Holland knows the medical effect of weed on the body and has the power to dismiss common misconceptions. The Pot Book places all skepticism aside in an honest reflection of marijuana’s effect on society.

The Pot Book A Complete Guide to Cannabis

1. Heart of Dankness: Underground Botanists, Outlaw Farmers, and the Race for the Cannabis Cup

Marijuana doesn’t just appear inside your spliff. Your weed has a story. Heart of Dankness is a clever look into the world of growing. With respect to the changing laws, many companies run to the idea of creating a monopoly on the industry. Though pot heads tend to be laid back, the business is cutthroat. Learn about your buds from seeds to weeds and discover a universe that has yet to finish development.

Heart of Dankness

Final Thoughts on the Best Stoner Books

There’s nothing quite like kicking back with a good read and one of your favorite vape pens to chill out and disconnect for awhile. Cannabis can be enjoyed in many forms—and you might be surprised at how different your experience can be by experimenting with different media. Reading while using a dry herb vaporizer or smoking a joint yields two totally different experiences. Try it and find out!

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