Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana

Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana


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“This fun and insightful book is the perfect owner’s manual."—Rick Steves
This hands-on and hilarious guide to the world of weed is “required reading for longtime potheads and new users alike (Dan Savage)”

The United States is in the midst of a weed renaissance. Recreational marijuana is greenlit in a growing number of states, with medical marijuana legal in many more. The Stranger writer and performer David Schmader is your witty and well-baked tour guide to this brave new world of legal marijuana.

You’ll learn:
·   Which presidents were potheads
·   Hemp vs. cannabis
·   Dealing with dealers
·   What is the difference between a blunt and a spliff
·   How to make an apple into a pipe
·   How to clean a bong
·   How to make the world's best pot brownies
·   What to do if you are high and you don't like it
·   How to maximize your high with food (chilled grapes and a cheese platter, or $10 worth of whatever you want from 7-Eleven), entertainment (from abstract expressionism to buddy comedies) and nature (dog parks are a stoner's paradise).

Packed with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this little manual is the perfect addition to your stash!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781632170422
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication date: 04/05/2016
Pages: 208
Sales rank: 246,608
Product dimensions: 5.60(w) x 7.60(h) x 0.70(d)

About the Author

David Schmader is a writer living and working in Seattle. From 1999-2014, Schmader served as associate editor at Seattle’s Pulitzer-winning newsweekly the Stranger, writing the column Last Days: The Week in Review. In 2015, Schmader became creative director of the award-winning nonprofit writing center the Greater Seattle Bureau of Fearless Ideas, where he also serves as writer-in-residence. In his spare time, he’s the world’s foremost authority on the brilliant horribleness of Showgirls, hosting annotated screenings of Paul Verhoeven’s stripper drama at cinemas across the U.S. and supplying the commentary track for the bestselling Showgirls DVD.

Table of Contents

Introduction ix

Chapter 1 A Brief History of Weed 1

Chapter 2 Methods of Ingestion 23

Chapter 3 Varieties and Effects 53

Chapter 4 Recipes and Instructions 65

Chapter 5 Marijuana Etiquette 107

Chapter 6 Maximizing Your Experience 127

Chapter 7 If You're High and Don't Like It 143

Chapter 8 Safety and Legality 147

Chapter 9 Medical Marijuana 101 163

Chapter 10 Glossary of Cannabis Culture 173

Closing Note: What You Need to Do Now 187

Acknowledgments 191

Resources 193

Sources 195

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