For the debut issue of Cannabis & Tech Today, we decided to focus on cannabis consultant and author Russ Hudson, notable for his feature in Vice discussing his work testing marijuana strains. In this snippet, Hudson discusses the books he looks to release this year.
Cannabis & Tech Today: You have a few books coming out this year. Can you tell me a little bit about those?
Russ Hudson: I’m working on an impromptu book right now about how to open a cannabis club in Spain. It’s a pretty big book, but it’s trade-specific. But my upcoming book, which is to be published in April, is called The Big Book of Terpenes. And this is really the first comprehensive text about terpenes in cannabis and what they do, and how they can be manipulated, and what it all means. And then, in addition to that, I’ve been working for a couple of years now on the intricate history of the cannabis social club system in Spain.
Finally, I have one more book, a children’s book. And that’s called Why, oh Why, Do People Get High? And this book really deals with the fact that people get high in all different ways, from McDonald’s and fast food to sugary drinks and beverages, to the caffeine in their coffee, to the opioids and the benzodiazepines and the many, many things that humans are addicted to. The book seeks to give kids an answer as to why. What is it about people that makes them want to alter their physiological state and how does it go wrong? And how can we make sure that it doesn’t go wrong? That sort of thing. I know that I’ll probably talk a lot of flack for this book, and I just don’t give a s***.
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