You know what they say, you can never have too much knowledge. The same principle applies to cannabis. With cannabis becoming increasingly mainstream, there is an increasing demand for educated and professional budtenders. Whether you’re a novice consumer or a professional budtender, there’s always something new to learn about this miraculous plant. If you’re interested in entering the cannabis industry or already working as a budtender and want to expand your knowledge and hone your skills, check out this list of books for aspiring budtenders, novice cannabis consumers and aspiring cannabis connoisseurs.
These books started our cannabis journey, and we’ll add more titles to this list as we continue educating ourselves in the cannabis space. Let us know in the comments if there is a book you think we should add to this list!
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Weed: The User’s Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana by David Schmader
This book is mandatory for aspiring budtenders and novice cannabis consumers. It’s incredibly informative and easy to read; the images are comic-like and humorous. David Schmader takes on a light-hearted tone towards the unjust stigmas directed towards cannabis and proves how silly it is for someone to make assumptions about a plant.
A great beginner’s guide to the complexities of cannabis, it covers some information on the legacy market and specific unwritten rules of etiquette of cannabis culture. And it was the book that started it all for me and still acts as a resource for information.
A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis; Using Marijuana to Feel Better, Look Better, Sleep Better and Get High Like a Lady by Nikki Furrer
I love this book because it’s a super simple read with an excellent basic beginner-level introduction to the complexities of cannabis. For an aspiring budtender or novice cannabis consumer, understanding the fundamental differences between cannabis vs. hemp is crucial to a healthy and educated cannabis consumption journey.
The book does a great job of sharing all of the ways an individual, whether a novice cannabis consumer or aspiring budtender, could incorporate cannabis into their life safely and responsibly besides just smoking cannabis. Nikki Furrer introduces many recipes, such as how to make your own cannabutter and 420 lip balms. I only wish there were more pictures (a shameless person who runs on visuals).
Higher Etiquette; A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties by Lizzie Post
I was excited about this book because I never knew about cannabis-related etiquette. The only rule I knew was always to offer and share your joint when you light one up. For an aspiring budtender or novice cannabis consumer, this book is perfect for the canna-curious who wants to level up their consumption practices and make their cannabis experience more elevated and socially classy.
Lizzie Post comes from the world of OG Post family women who practically invented the word etiquette. I love it because it inspires and elevates a new level of incorporating cannabis into your daily life.
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