cannabis books literature reading

6 Cannabis Books You NEED to Read on Lock Down

Are you stuck at home, locked away from all the arts and culture your city has to offer? That time doesn’t have to be wasted. Grab a good book from the library (check out their online selection), order one from Amazon, or download a never-been-touched version on Kindle. We’ve compiled some of the best cannabis literature to keep you informed, entertained, and ready to blow everyone’s mind with knowledge when you emerge from isolation.

The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness by Steve DeAngelo

Written by the founder of the world’s largest medical-cannabis dispensary Steve DeAngelo, this book is a testament to the versatility of the plant. DeAngelo explores the mental, physical, emotional, and spiritual benefits of cannabis. More so, he tackles the science behind the substance, the legalities that have shaped its legacy, and the impact of unjust prohibition laws on every level of society. This book is definitely worth the read while trying to fill empty hours during isolation. 

Buy it now on Amazon.

The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy by Jack Herer

A classic cannabis tome, The Emperor Wears No Clothes is an authoritative history of hemp and cannabis. Full of interesting facts and trivia, you’ll love skimming through as much as reading cover to cover. 

Did you know in America, you could pay your taxes with hemp for over 200 years? According to Herer, if the hemp pulp paper process used in 1916 were still in place today, it could easily replace up to 70 percent of all pulp paper (including paper bags and corrugated boxes!). Herer was an ardent advocate for hemp throughout his life and his passion comes through on every page of this fascinating book.

Buy it now on Amazon.

Smoke Signals: A Social History of Marijuana – Medical, Recreational, Scientific by Martin A. Lee

Written by award-winning investigative journalist Martin Lee, Smoke Signals details the complex landscape of cannabis, beginning with the 1996 approval of Proposition 215. Lee explores the intersection between legislation, culture, and scientific research in this approachable, easy-to-read book.

Buy it now on Amazon.

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

This classic cannabis book has withstood the test of time and is a favorite among cultivators. Whether you’re a novice home grower or an experienced cannabis connoisseur, you’re sure to learn something new in this beautifully illustrated tome. Each new edition expands on the fundamentals within the book and updates information to keep it relevant for today’s readers.

Buy it now on Amazon. 

Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir by Catherine Hiller

This memoir captures more than Hiller’s personal experience with cannabis. It paints a picture of the past 50 years of prohibition through the eyes of an advocate, mother, wife, and woman. Funny, candid, and deeply insightful, Just Say Yes will make you forget about the chaos of a post-COVID-19 world.

Buy it now on Amazon.

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis by Laurie Wolf and Mary Wolf

We love Laurie Wolf’s recipes and this book is the perfect introduction to her work with Mary at Laurie & MaryJane cannabis company. The authors guide readers through the history of medical cannabis, offering insights on common strains and varieties before diving into approachable, easy-to-prepare recipes ranging from savory to sweet. With all this extra time at home, why not experiment with cannabis cooking?

The recipes offer dosing guides to help tailor each recipe to your personal preferences and specific health needs. This comprehensive book even provides patient testimonials, home-grow tips, and medical cannabis guidelines to make cannabis cooking more approachable for readers of every skill level.

Buy it now on Amazon.


  • Ebby Stone is a freelance writer specializing in cannabis, with a focus on the innovators and businesses shaping the industry.

Related posts

Leave a Reply





* indicates required


We hate spam too. You'll get great content and exclusive offers. Nothing more.


Cannabis & Tech Today - SOCIAL MEDIA