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August Book Reviews: Coffee table classics to treasure

August 09, 2013 | WES ABNEY

For any pot enthusiast, a sentimental book collection is a must! There are thousands of books written about pot. Some funny, some sad, and some are just plain awesome. We chose four to share with you to give your collection a good head start.

reviewsaugust13-baked.jpgBaked Italian
By Chef Yzabetta Sativa


If you have ever wondered how to make a medicated martini to pair with a custom medicated meal, this is the book for you! It is centered around Italian cooking, though the thought and care in which the pairings are made makes me want a whole spinoff into other cuisines.

The books goal is to overcome the “green” and “earthy” tastes associated with Cannabis cooking through smart recipes and delicious flavors. The book includes awesome recipes like Spaghetti Marinara, Crostini, Ganja Gin & Vodka, Lemon Panna Cotta and Coffee Gelato. And they are all medicated! Pick this book up and go step by step towards a better meal, and a better day!

reviewsaugust13-emp.jpgThe Emperor Wears No Clothes:
The Authoritative Historical Record of Cannabis
and the Conspiracy Against Marijuana
By Jack Herer

This is a great mind-opening resource that every patient or pot user alike should be equipped with. The book takes an in-depth look at the years of Cannabis misinformation and prohibition. Written by the legendary Jack Herer, this book was first published in 1985. It was the result of years of culminating work, and sends an overwhelming message of truth about Cannabis and Hemp.

This message from the books back cover says it all- “If all fossil fuels and their derivatives, as well as trees for paper and construction were banned in order to save the planet, reverse the Greenhouse Effect and stop deforestation; then there is only one known annually renewable natural resource that is capable of providing the overall majority of the world's paper and textiles; meet all of the world's transportation, industrial and home energy needs, while simultaneously reducing pollution, rebuilding the soil, and cleaning the atmosphere all at the same time... and that substance is -- the same one that did it all before -- Cannabis Hemp... Marijuana!”

reviewsaugust13-guide.jpgMarijuana Smokers Guidebook
By Matt Mernagh


This pocket sized book is perfect for anyone who has ever asked themselves “What strain is that?” While this isn't as common a problem in the high end medical access points of Seattle, there are still many moments of uncertainty when it comes to smoking. This book has 150 different high resoloution pictures paired with detailed information and a smoke report.

Because the smoke reports are so well detailed, this can be a useful tool for patients choosing a medicine for their particular needs. It is also broken down alphabetically, making a quick flip to a page easy and fun! Check out for more Cannabis related books!

reviewsaugust13-hort.jpgMarijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower's Bible
By Jorge Cervantes

$25-30 online,

Like the title suggests this book is an absolute must for anyone wanting to grow Cannabis. Brilliant full color photographs and diagrams teach the reader about everything under the sun, or 1000 watt bulb. With over 500,000 copies sold, there is a reason people keep coming back to the work of Cervantes.

He wrote his first version of this book, Indoor Marijuana Horticulture in 1983, and hasn't stopped revamping it since. The current version is the fifth edition, and definitely the best one yet. It features new information about greenhouse and outdoor growing, which could become an important part of I-502 legal Cannabis production. There's also a new medical section, which is great for teaching people new to Cannabis about the medicinal properties.

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