Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Marijuana (Hardcover)
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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.
· 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!
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.
“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.”
“If weed’s already a part of your life, this fun and insightful book is the perfect owner’s manual."
“A witty guide full of history, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical information.”
“[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.”
“...an encyclopedia of marijuana history, use, and culture for those questions you’re afraid to ask at your friendly neighborhood pot shop...”
“[An] indispensable book for beginning or returning dope smokers.”
“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.”
“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.”
“As poignant as it is hilarious.”
“Marijuana users from the novice smoker to the seasoned toker will appreciate the colorful anecdotes, recipes, and safety tips.”
“Consider this the modern man’s instruction manual for marijuana.”
"You should just read it… explain[s] the varieties of weed particularly well."
"All that stuff that really matters."
"A well-written and engaging little book about marijuana use. Schmader is a gifted, witty, and entertaining writer."
—New York Botanical Gardens