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Product Details

  • Hardcover: 188 pages
  • Publisher: Ten Speed Press (October 1, 2001)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1580083617
  • ISBN-13: 978-1580083614
  • Product Dimensions: 10.4 x 10.3 x 0.8 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 2.6 pounds
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (34 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,487,541 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"For the Pot Smoker Who Has Everything . . . [Author Jason] King no doubt knows his stuff." - Arkansas Democrat-Gazette


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About the Author

JASON KING is a photographer, researcher, and writer, and one of the most respected authorities in his field. His work has appeared in magazines such as Cannabis Culture and Heads and in art galleries around the world. He occasionally makes his home in Hawaii.


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A must buy for any marijuana enthusiast.
David Nakamura
I plan to purchase several more autographed, hardcover volumes as gifts, as well as to check out Robert Connell Clarke's newest book.
Donna Bullio
I found this book to be excellent and the photography by Jason King to be amazing.
Bubba

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28 of 33 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 31, 2002
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While the Big Book of Buds is more or less a seed catalog, the Cannabible is instead a catalog of buds available if you happen to have connisseur connections around the world, plus some of the typical Amsterdam coffeehouse strains. A fair number of these strains are unavailable as seed or are extinct, thus valuable as a curiousity or for history's sake, but I guess it left me wanting information about strains which you could actually grow out. However, the coverage of the 'dam product is useful.
He is a firm advocate of organic grown and carefully cured buds and I respect his lack of tolerance for quick cured hydro. Occasionally I think his focus on taste gets in the way of his description of the effects.
Praise is due for his superb history of cannabis and its spread through the modern world in addition to a very well documented history of modern cannabis breeding and seedbanks over the past 25 years or so. His views on what's happening to the gene pool and the need to return to more sativa based genetics were interesting and informative.
Photography was also excellent, with some amazing microphotography of trichomes, although a million pictures of bud doesn't really do much for me. I would personally like to see more pictures of what the full grown plants actually look like as well as more detailed descriptions of what the experience of each is like. The bulk of the book is pictures of mostly dried buds with sparse descriptions.
On a couple of occasions he lapses into some stuff that is a bit new-agey for me, but overall I believe he has kept a fairly level head.
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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Roger Christie on December 26, 2001
Format: Hardcover
Sitting on my coffee table - in the rainforest of a jungle town - on a snowcapped and smoking volcano - is my new copy of
Jason King's "The Cannabible". I am in awe...
The Cannabible is an up-close-and-personal look at the world's most fascinating, useful and controversial plant...cannabis...through the appreciative eyes and lens of an extra-ordinary writer/photographer.
Like in the Holy Bible, where so-and-so begat so-and-so, Jason has followed the dots of cannabis plant genetics and creates a linear history of this sacramental species like a modern-day Charles Darwin.
His astounding photos are shot in such exquisite detail with lighting so complimentary that you might think your fingers will get sticky from the resin as you turn the pages!
This Marco Polo of pot has followed the trail of seed-carriers, cultivators and smugglers from ancient Asia to contemporary Amsterdam, and from high-tech city greenhouses to camo, tree-top grows in Hawai'i, all in search of some of the most heavenly 'highs' on earth.
If you enjoy cannabis, you'll enjoy the artistry, science and philosophy of Jason King in The Cannabible.
Roger Christie
The Hawai'i Cannabis Ministry
&We use cannabis religiously."
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15 of 17 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on January 23, 2002
Format: Paperback
I have seen many people attacking the Big Book of Buds as being a seed catalog in a books clothes...then saying check out cannabible. I bought the BB of B and agree, it was a glorified seed catalog...the cannabible is 1000% more informative and a more meaningful approach to reviewing the strains is explored - there is also a ton of useful info on storage, different apparatus etc - a very necessary coffee-table book for all "users". One aspect I found a little off in this book however were open attacks on amsterdam bud - I agree with certain points, but the book seemed to attack nether-bud and totally advocate west-coast USA bud...instead of a glorifed seed catalog, it seemed at some points like a west coast sales pitch - I've experienced the dam-stock and do not totally agree..
never-the-less a great book and really, is a must have, the best book in its catagory.
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6 of 6 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on November 10, 2002
Format: Hardcover
Why surprising? Er, because it's a coffee table book about weed. I was expecting good photos, but the book also provides an informative and well written intro by Robert Connell Clarke (one of the foremost authorities on mj), well edited descriptions of the many strains, interesting supplementary topics from the mind of Jason King (e.g., vaporization), and excellent layout and design. And the photos are fantastic, particularly the microscopic shots. I give it four stars instead of five only because I would have liked to see more. Bring out Cannabible II, with the scratch and sniffs.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Chris Iverson on January 2, 2002
Format: Hardcover
I am a large scale hemp and cannabis farmer in Switzerland and one of our biggest problems is when we must select seeds and genetics that best suit our growing needs and this book is proving to be very helpful in making some very important decisions. Not only does it provide high quality photographs of the most recognized and enjoyed strains from around the world it has a remarkable amount of information on strains that are mostly unheard of. This book is a true masterpeice and the amount of time and energy that went into its creation is something that will inspire people to new highs! A must for any small or large scale grower or farmer of the sacred herb.
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on September 26, 2003
Format: Hardcover
I was recommended this book by a friend of mine. Oh My God!!! As soon as I opened it I knew I was in love. Not only does this book provide detailed descriptions of the most exotic cannabis strains on the planet but it also shows in-depth look into resin glands via his Marijuana Microphotography.
[...] website alone will convince you that this book belongs on your shelf too. Bring on Volume 2 we are ready and waiting!!!!
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