Every day, more consumers become aware of cannabidiol (CBD) and how it could potentially impact their life for the better. While there is plenty of credible material available online, nothing quite compares to holding a physical book. The ability to highlight, make notes, and bookmark pages is so satisfying, but sadly becoming a lost art.
Fortunately, several brilliant authors have published cannabis-related materials, and more contemporary works have emerged that focus primarily on CBD. To make your search easier, we've combed the stacks and compiled the following list of our favorite books on CBD.
The Art of Cooking with Cannabis: CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America
By Tracey Medeiros
The Art of Cooking with Cannabis is more than a cookbook; it's a valuable source of new ideas and excitement about cannabis, food, and responsible usage. Tracey Medeiros exposes the reader to hundreds of organic farms, award-winning chefs, artisans, and food producers who are helping to debunk the myths surrounding cannabis and its culinary applications.
Individual biographies tell the lives of the book's contributors, who hail from rural towns and vibrant metropolises around the country. These individuals have revealed their hardships and triumphs, which have led them to appreciate the cannabis plant's numerous health and wellness advantages, as well as its critical role in society.
The book features 125 delectable dishes including a recipe from one of the founders of Luce Farm, Rebecca Pimentel. The recipes range from chemistry to cuisine, including:
- Chef Jordan Wagman’s Chicken Kale Meatballs with Cherry Tomato and Pesto Sauces
- Chef Michael Magliano's Avocado Mash with Nori and Cucumber
- Jessica Catalano's CBD-Infused Vegan Gluten-Free Miso Broth
- Rebecca Pimentel’s hemp-infused chocolate coconut bars
- Carly Fisher’s Sh’mac and Cheese
- Chef Maria Hines’s Vegan No-Bake Cashew Cheese Cake
The recipes are organized into three categories: CBD, Hemp, and THC, each according to the reader's cooking preferences and tolerance levels. Insightful sidebars provide helpful hints and "how-to" instructions, allowing the cook to handle cannabis with confidence.
CBD: What You Need to Know
By Gregory L. Smith, MD.
Dr. Gregory Smith's CBD: What You Need to Know is packed with virtually everything you need to know about CBD. This 215-page book is suitable for any experience level and discusses several key points, including:
- What CBD is and how it works
- A thorough history of CBD, as well as the legal difficulties surrounding its usage
- Scientific data interwoven with personal testimonials from individuals who claim to have benefited from CBD during the last two decades.
Apart from the extensive material contained in CBD: What You Need to Know, you'll also discover connections to additional resources and publications that could further your understanding.
CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis
By Juliana Birnbaum, Leonard Leinow, and Michael H. Moskowitz
Published in October 2017, CBD: A Patient's Guide to Medical Cannabis is a fantastic read that explains in plain language what THC and CBD can accomplish in the body, according to science but not in an overly academic manner.
Primary areas of focus include:
- Human chemistry and biology as they relate to cannabinoids, particularly CBD
- Dosage recommendations and information on the various modes of ingestion
- The potential use of CBD as a medication, as well as proposed therapies for medical problems
- Detailed instructions on how to use CBD to treat female-specific health problems such as menopause.
- How to utilize CBD to benefit animals
Although the paperback edition contains 352 pages, a substantial portion comprises over 500 referenced works and a comprehensive glossary of terminology.
The Hemp Miracle: How One Miraculous Plant is Healing the Planet and Its People
By Carol Merlo
The Hemp Miracle, published in March of 2019, is a short read consisting of only 135-pages (references included). Nonetheless, this "CBD novella" contains a lot of valuable information.
The Hemp Miracle, which is marketed as a practical guide to understanding industrial hemp and CBD, contains the following material in its 10 chapters:
- An introduction to hemp and its history
- The primary function of endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
- Hemp's role as a "superfood" and using CBD oil as a dietary supplement
- How to find high-quality CBD-infused products
Merlo does an excellent job of condensing lengthy chapters into a pocket-sized book. The Hemp Miracle has you covered, whether you're new to the endocannabinoid system or want to learn more about CBD's potential benefits.
Cannabis & CBD Science for Dogs
By Caroline Coile, PhD
Caroline Coile, Ph.D., is a canine specialist who shares over three decades worth of historical research on the medicinal advantages of cannabis for animals. In her book, Cannabis & CBD Science for Dogs, Coile introduces her readers to innovative CBD products formulated for canines.
You'll find the following in her book:
- A thorough look into the history of hemp in the United States.
- CBD and other non-psychoactive cannabinoids and terpenes and their medical potential.
- CBD products that are safe to use on your dogs.
- How other pet owners have discovered that CBD is suitable for their animals.
The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide: Why Pot Is NOT What We Were Taught
By Shira Adler
The ABC's of CBD is an entertaining and instructive documentary that takes a funny look at cannabis, beginning with its ancient origins and progressing to the modern-day. This book covers all the basics, providing answers to the fundamental issues that most people are reluctant to acknowledge they don't know the answers to themselves. Shira Adler has a humorous approach to CBD and writes about the following topics:
- History of the cannabis plant
- Trends in the medical cannabis industry
- Cannabis research advancement
Final Thoughts on CBD Books
Finding a decent CBD book was difficult a few years ago, but there are plenty of titles to pick from these days with CBD becoming more mainstream. That said, some are better than others.
While books are a fantastic resource for CBD in general, it's important to remember that knowledge in this sector changes quickly. So make sure that physical books are up-to-date regarding hemp regulations or scientific research. We recommend double-checking the publication date and ensuring the author is well-known and has industry credentials.
Once you’re inspired by your newfound book-smarts, we hope you’ll check out our organic full-spectrum CBD products to put that knowledge to good use.