I have always loved reading books. I remember when I was a kid I loved going to the local library so much that I often stayed until the closing time. If I wasn’t home after school, my mother even called the local library to check. Of course, I also borrowed books from there to read at home. But the most interesting ones I had to read on the spot. So, I could spend hours sitting there and reading.
Well, somehow I stopped going to the library but my love for reading didn’t disappear. I’ve just became a bookworm who likes blankets, tea, and cookies while reading. And since I started growing my own marijuana, I’ve read many books that could be placed in a category “stoner books”. Some have become my favorites that I reread from time to time. Whether you grow your own or just smoke weed daily, or do both, these are 6 books every true stoner must read.
6. The Secret Life of Plants by Peter Tompkins and Christopher Bird
If you truly love your marijuana babies and plants in general, if you don’t mind science, this book is an excellent read. This book has documented different experiments with plants. The nature of the experiments is quite controversial. They suggest that plants have senses and emotions just like any other living beings.
Despite this book has been widely criticized as being pseudo scientific, I love that kind of viewpoint. After reading this book, I started talking with my plants and petting them. They flourished even more.
5. The Beach by Alex Garland
As I started reading this novel, I just couldn’t stop. The story is about backpackers in Thailand who set on a journey to find an isolated beach that is supposedly a hidden paradise on a remote and secret island. Not only they find the island, they also encounter a self-sustaining community and a huge cannabis plantation.
Although the main character and his companions are taken in, after a while the whole community faces a whole lot of problems. And the island not being a secret anymore isn’t the smallest one. If you like adventure novels, you dream about traveling and tropical beaches, and plantations of weed, you will definitely get lost in this book.
And just in case you’re wondering – isn’t that the movie with Leonardo DiCaprio? Yes, that movie is based on this book.
4. The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy by Jack Herer
This book is said to start a hemp revolution. I personally read this book to understand the truth behind all the stereotypes about marijuana as a drug, a plant and an incredibly awesome natural resource. It pretty much tears down all of the stereotypes one by one and makes you wonder why cannabis hasn’t been legalized yet.
Also, this is the book a cannabis enthusiast can pass on to any person who is against marijuana because the book is available on the internet. Although the free version lacks the original photos and documents that are included in the hard copy, it’s still a comprehensive read. Pass it on just like a good joint.
3. Pot Stories for the Soul by Paul Krassner
The book is a collection of essays and an awesome read to relax your stoner’s mind after a long day. The stories included in this book are different – weird, funny, shocking, informational. They certainly let you dive into the colorful stoner subculture.
While reading this book I also got insights into what the USA was like during the 60s concerning growing, distribution and use of marijuana. At some point, it was like a timemachine introducing me to people and places of those times. I imagine it being a great gift for an old-school stoner or a stoner who likes a tiny bit of facts wrapped in a captivating story.
2. Cannabis: A History by Martin Booth
I read this book with just one aim – to dive into the history of marijuana. And it basically is a very comprehensive history of marijuana culture, its cultivation, legalization, and people essential to the drug counter-culture. This well-researched book not only gives you an insight into ancient tribes and tribal cultures, but also early jazz and the 60s, and more.
I just couldn’t get enough of it. At times the text is a little bit dry and boring but still this is one of the rare books that is so extensive concerning the information included. Great book for cannabis enthusiasts and stoners who love history.
1. Marijuana Grow Basics: The Easy Guide by Jorge Cervantes
Jorge Cervantes is a pseudonym for an American horticulturist, writer, and publisher George van Patten. I think that van Patten is a true marijuana guru in all senses because he has been cultivating cannabis for decades. This particular book is my Bible.
It’s super informative and everything is illustrated for a better understanding. Not only it’s loaded with practical advice, it also suggests affordable ways of growing and achieving higher yields. Besides, it provides all the necessary information about pests and diseases, and more.
When I started growing, I made so many mistakes and struggled a lot. But this book helped me a great deal. Now it’s my right hand in growing.
What are your suggestions for must-read stoner books? Leave a comment below.
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- Posted by zionista
- On March 25, 2017
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