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

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By David Schmader, Alex DeSpain (Illustrator)
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The United States is in the midst of a new Golden Age of legal weed. Recreational marijuana is now legal in four states--Washington, Colorado, Oregon, and Alaska--and Washington, DC, while medical marijuana is legal in 25 states and counting. This definitive, hands-on, and experienced guide to the new world of decriminalized recreational marijuana, written by the lovingly blunt and unfailingly witty David Schmader, will educate and entertain the novice and experienced user alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty guide is perfect for gift giving.

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.

Praise For…

“A hugely informative, completely hilarious, and desperately necessary guide to marijuana—written by one of the funniest guys I’ve ever known, who just so happens to be the person who got me high for the first time.”
—Dan Savage

“If weed’s already a part of your life, this fun and insightful book is the perfect owner’s manual."
—Rick Steves
“A witty guide full of history, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical information.”
—Publishers Weekly

“[Weed] is smoothly written and completely thought out, covering the basics of usage (smoking, vaping, consuming edibles, and applying the substance topically) as well as ‘marijuana etiquette’ (don’t bogart, man!).” 

“Buy everyone this book.”
—The Stranger

...an encyclopedia of marijuana history, use, and culture for those questions you’re afraid to ask at your friendly neighborhood pot shop...”
Seattle Weekly

“[An] indispensable book for beginning or returning dope smokers.”
Portland Mercury

“David Schmader is a goddamned Seattle treasure….Funny…entertaining…” and “useful.” 
—The Seattle Review of Books

“One of the very best cannabis books as of late.”
—Comics Grinder

“You don’t need to know anything about weed to find [this book] entertaining.”
Toke of the Town

[Schmader tells you] how to find the sweet spot of being a successful stoner without the lazy, dropout stigma stopping you from achieving your fully baked dreams.”
Eugene Weekly

“As poignant as it is hilarious.”
—High Times

“Marijuana users from the novice smoker to the seasoned toker will appreciate the colorful anecdotes, recipes, and safety tips.”
—Business Insider

“Consider this the modern man’s instruction manual for marijuana.”
—Men’s Journal

"You should just read it… explain[s] the varieties of weed particularly well."
—Drunk Booksellers

"All that stuff that really matters."
—Cannabis Magazine

"A well-written and engaging little book about marijuana use. Schmader is a gifted, witty, and entertaining writer."
—New York Botanical Gardens
Product Details
ISBN: 9781632170422
ISBN-10: 1632170426
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: April 5th, 2016
Pages: 208
Language: English