10 of the best cookbooks for cannabis enthusiasts

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From vegan edibles to spa-treatments, there’s a book for everything.

If you’re looking to bake up something special this 420, using mom’s brownie recipe may not be the best idea. Baking is a science, and since you’re adding an ingredient, the measurements of everything else you’re using are likely to change as well.

So if you want to cook up something that’s actually edible, it’s probably best to consult one of these cookbooks.

1) 100 easy edible recipes that are meat and dairy free.

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From the publisher: A collection of vegan recipes so simple to make that even a stoner could prepare them, this highly illustrated cookbook from the creators of The Vegan Stoner food blog proves that going vegan can be fun, cheap, and easy. Cooking vegan doesn’t have to be hard! This irreverent take on veganism proves that beginners and slackers alike can whip together yummy, filling meals with just a few ingredients and minimal time and effort. Foolproof recipes for breakfast, lunch, dinner, and munchies include Mean Green Smoothies, Aspara-Guy Sushi, Bahnwiches, Animal Cookies, Churro Chips, and more.

Price: $14.21

2) For more delectable treats, check out Stoners’ Delight.

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From the publisher: Alice B. Toklas could have learned a thing or two from this cannabis cookbook of delicious marijuana munchies! From a breakfast of Space Muffins to Cannabis Cupcakes with lunch to after-dinner Hash Brownies, you’ll fill your day with stoner snacks, plus teas, hot chocolate, and cocktails that are easy to make and fun to share. Cooking with cannabis is a hassle-free way to enjoy weed for anyone who wants to avoid the health issues and stigma of smoking (calling all medical marijuana users) or those who just plain can’t roll a joint. A special section covers the different forms of cannabis and explains how to adapt each recipe to your particular pot, so you can make sure a little goes a long way.

Price: $12.86

3) If you’re looking for a meal or munchie consultation, this book should do.

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From the publisher: The Cannabis Cookbook is the definitive guide to cooking with the world’s most versatile and popular weed. What better way to sample all the weed on the planet than by eating it, as people have done for thousands of years? Inside The Cannabis Cookbook are over 35 delicious recipes for Stoned Starters, Mashed Main Courses, Doped-Out Deserts, Bombed-Out Beverages, and Crazy Cocktails to make meals that are both unforgettable and hard to recall.

Price: $33

4) This book is filled with recipes for a marijuana-infused meal any time of the day.

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From the publisher: Have you ever woke up one morning wanting a nice wake-n-bake, but at the same time had a gurgling stomach begging for food? Have you ever wanted a meal to enjoy with a nice high to go with it? Have you ever wanted a nice lasting buzz to go on all day? Why not mix both your three main meals with good ol’ Mary Jane? With this marijuana cookbook, you are provided with 37 recipes for three of your main course meals. The first section of this book, you are provided with the basics of cooking to get you started off; Cannabis Butter, Cannabis Cooking oil, Cannabis Cream, Cannabis milk, and Cannabis Peanut butter. The next two sections provide recipes for a good wake n bake breakfast, and a high that will last you through lunch and dinner; recipes such as omelets, waffles, pancakes, sandwiches, pizza, chili, french fries and much more!

Price: $1.99 (Kindle version)

5) If you’re just curious about how to cook with cannabis, this book is just what you were looking for.

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From the publisher: Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Cannabis offers over 200 pages of gorgeously illustrated recipes that elevate the art and science of cooking with cannabis. Chefs Melissa Parks and Laurie Wolf have developed recipes that specifically complement and downplay the taste of the herb so that each appetizer, entrée, and dessert will be enjoyed to the fullest. No special culinary equipment is needed; home cooks can simply prepare an “extraction”—an infusion of cannabis into a medium such as oil or butter—then proceed as normal with the recipe. Seasoned chefs and cooking novices alike will revel in creating homemade cannabis-infused treats with these delicious, reliable recipes. Discover expert tips on creating consistent and potent canna-butter, canna-oil, and canna-olive oil. Gain a better understanding of dosing levels and popular marijuana strains. Enjoy the art of at-home cuisine in an entirely new way with the first cookbook to treat the humble cannabis herb as the unique culinary ingredient that it is.

Price: $16.28 (regularly $24.99)

6) For breakfast specialties, this cookbook should do.

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From the publisher: Delicious breakfast recipes that will give you your daily dose of Mary Jane! From potcakes to cannamilk, this cookbook surely has what you want for your edibles!

Price: $2.99 (Kindle version)

7) Here’s the official cookbook for The High Times.

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From the publisher: This first-ever cookbook from High Times magazine—the world’s most trusted name when it comes to getting stoned—is the deliciously definitive guide to cannabis-infused cooking. Easy, accessible recipes and advice demystify the experience of cooking with grass and offer a cornucopia of appetizers and entrees, stoner sweets, cannabis cocktails, and high-holiday feasts for any occasion, from Time Warp Tamales and Sativa Shrimp Spring Rolls to Pico de Ganja Nachos and Pineapple Express Upside-Down Cake. Delectable color photos and recipes inspired by stoner celebrities such as Snoop Dogg, Cheech and Chong, and Willie Nelson will spark the interest of experienced cannabis cooks and “budding” chefs, whether they’re looking for the perfect midnight munchie or just to take dinner to a higher level.

Price: $18.95

8) If you’re looking for a guide on infusions, here it is. 

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From the publisher: You probably know that there is more than one way to consume marijuana. This cookbook will show you how to make edibles that are delicious, easy to make and most importantly, drop like a bomb. What is better than the smell of the baked flakes while being baked, ready to get baked even more? Drizzle that sauce boss. BHO-infused BBQ sauce and other delicious edibles will make you crave more of this goodness. In this cookbook, you’ll find dipping and drizzling essentials for personal and responsible medications. Whether you use marijuana for medical reasons or recreational, It is always a good idea to bake yourself some cannabis-infused edibles. Enjoy the natural benefits of marijuana without the harmful carcinogens that are inhaled by burning and smoking weed. Learn how to get baked with a delicious taste; Cannabutter is just the start. This cannabis cookbook will teach you the ins and outs of cannabis-infused cooking and guide you step by step on your journey to become the guy that others come to for their edibles. In this book, you’ll find 40 recipes for delicious edibles and cannabis-infused meals to make from the comfort of your own kitchen.

Price: $9.98

9) For an Asian-inspired dish, refer to this book.

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From the publisher: Welcome to The Baked Buddha, the Culinary Green Movement, when East meets West. Inside this stress-free book, you will find delicious Cannabis recipes that would suit your every mood. This is not your typical Marijuana cookbook where you bake brownies and cakes – NO – it is a culinary adventure where you will learn to infuse your own Cannabis oils, butters, and creams and use that foundation to cook your way through delicious Asian meals. Inside the Baked Buddha, you will find your favorite recipes for ramens, beef noodle soups, laksas, Sichuan greens and many more delicious recipes that go great with Cannabis. Instead of just eating weed brownies, why not have a proper meal and relax with your friends. Enjoy the rest of your day and do it all over again with The Baked BuddhaThe Baked Buddha will help you find your Zen.

Price: $14.88

10) If you’re looking to make more than just edibles, this DIY book is exactly what you need.

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From the publisher: The Cannabis Spa at Home contains more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients. Cannabis spa isn’t new—cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience. The Cannabis Spa at Home, helps you discover which spa preparations provide local healing—and which have the potential for a more euphoric experience. You’ll also learn how to make: refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks and edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang.

Price: $11.55 (regularly $16.99)

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Marisa Losciale

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Marisa Losciale specializes in NSFW culture, audio gear, and photography. A former editorial and photo director for Spoon University at SUNY New Paltz, her work has been featured in the Rockwell Center for American Visual Studies, Post-Trash, the New Paltz Oracle, and the Legislative Gazette.