The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis

The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis

by Steve Elliott

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Overview

This concise guide to cannabis delves into pot culture and history, from Herodotus to the hippies and beyond. It also covers the essentials of using, cultivating, and cooking with weed; identifying pot varieties; and understanding legal and health issues. Handy and to the point, The Little Black Book of Marijuana gives you "the dope" on pot, from possible side effects and risks to medical uses and their efficacy. Learn about cannabis history and the issues around its legalization. Includes full-color photos of marijuana varieties.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781441306111
Publisher: Peter Pauper Press, Incorporated
Publication date: 08/01/2011
Pages: 144
Sales rank: 416,607
Product dimensions: 4.10(w) x 5.70(h) x 0.60(d)

About the Author

Author Steve Elliott is a journalist and editor of the Village Voice Media blog "Toke of the Town: Cannabis Culture News and Views." His specialties are drug policy reform, medical marijuana, and marijuana legislation. Steve is also the cannabis/dispensary critic for Seattle Weekly print and Web column “Toke Signals.” Steve is based in the Greater Seattle area.

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The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 12 reviews.
TEST NOOKUSER More than 1 year ago
Greatly enjoyable read
seamuse More than 1 year ago
everything you could ever want to know and understand about the herb, shared succinctly yet entertainingly. . .a must read!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
Great read!!!
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
The perfect little book! Easy to read and follow. A wealth of information in a little over 100 pages. This book also supplies great references for doing your own independent research in to the amazing world of Cannabis and Hemp alike!
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The Little Black Book of Marijuana is a simple, yet, in depth book about marijuana and everything there is to know about it. From history, to culture and cultivation; each chapter is about a different aspect of the plant. Author Steve Elliot gives facts while mixing them with his own personal stories or historical events. Elliot does take a boring subject of information on a plant and makes it readable, but in my opinion it isn’t page turning and is something you have to force yourself to finish. If it wasn’t relatively short with pictures it would have been harder to finish. Some chapters of the book are more interesting than others, some quite short and some a little lengthy. A quarter of the book is about every type or strain of marijuana while another quarter is a large history lesson. By the end of the book the author seems like he is repeating himself and it seems as if you’re rereading something from an earlier part of the book. I like how he kept most of the book simple and easy to read, no big words or anything too scientific for the average person. How easy it was to read was what kept me reading it. The reading was slightly humorous throughout which made it a better read to stomach. On the other hand I didn’t like that half of the book took a persuasive writing style, it was obvious where Elliot stood on his own opinions about the drug; trying to convince the reader that it’s not bad and should be legal instead of just talking about the facts. The author states how it should only be used for medical purposes, but then admits to trying just about every type of marijuana for recreational use. If you don’t know an awful much about marijuana and would like to then this book is for you. If you’re not interested in the topic of marijuana then it will be boring and the information will seem useless that you learn. It would be a good book for somebody who doesn’t know anything about marijuana, but wants to sound like he does after this short read.