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

Weed: The User's Guide: A 21st Century Handbook for Enjoying Cannabis By David Schmader, Alex DeSpain (Illustrator) Cover Image
By David Schmader, Alex DeSpain (Illustrator)
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Now in paperback – a witty and well-researched illustrated beginner’s guide to the world of weed, from cannabis connoisseur David Schmader.

“This fun and insightful book is the perfect owner’s manual."—Rick Steves

This definitive handbook on decriminalized recreational marijuana educates and entertains novice and experienced users alike. Complete with history, ways to enjoy, recipes, safety and legality tips, and medical-use information, this witty illustrated guide is perfect for gift giving. Here, you'll learn:·     
·      Exactly how much THC you need for an enjoyable edible experience
·      How to make an apple into a pipe
·      The racist history of US marijuana laws
·      How to clean a bong
·      Which presidents were potheads
·      What to do if you are high and you don't like it

About the Author

DAVID SCHMADER is a writer and performer devoted to exploring his obsessions, from homophobic rock stars and pray-away-the-gay Christians to trash cinema and legalized drugs. His solo plays have been performed across the US, including productions at San Francisco’s Theatre Rhinocerous, New York City’s Dixon Place, Los Angeles’ Highways Performance Space, Seattle’s Intiman Theatre, and the Wexner Center for the Arts in Columbus, Ohio. From 1998–2015, Schmader worked as a staff writer and editor for Seattle’s Pulitzer-winning newsweekly The Stranger, where he wrote the issue-opening column “Last Days: The Week in Review” for 18 years. In his spare time, he is the world’s foremost authority on the glorious terribleness of the movie Showgirls, hosting annotated screenings of Paul Verhoeven’s notorious stripper drama at cinemas all over North America and providing the commentary track for the 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: 9781632174963
ISBN-10: 1632174960
Publisher: Sasquatch Books
Publication Date: April 18th, 2023
Pages: 208
Language: English