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The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis (Little Black Books (Peter Pauper Hardcover)) Hardcover – August 1, 2011


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Product Details

  • Series: Little Black Books (Peter Pauper Hardcover)
  • Hardcover: 144 pages
  • Publisher: Peter Pauper Press; 2nd edition (August 1, 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1441306110
  • ISBN-13: 978-1441306111
  • Product Dimensions: 5.9 x 4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 6.4 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (70 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #34,687 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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"From cover to cover, The Little Black Book of Marijuana delivers exactly what it promises: An easy-to-read, well-researched informatively entertaining 'essential guide to the world of cannabis'....[I]f a cannabis fan was forced to choose one piece of weed-themed literature to bring with him or her to a deserted island (or even just on a long plane ride), it should probably be this one." --Seattle Weekly Blog

"Calling Steve Elliott an accomplished journalist in the fields of drug policy reform and medical cannabis would be a significant understatement....[A]s far as broad-spectrum introductions go you d be hard-pressed to find better." --4Evergreen Group

"Calling Steve Elliott an accomplished journalist in the fields of drug policy reform and medical cannabis would be a significant understatement....[A]s far as broad-spectrum introductions go you d be hard-pressed to find better." --4Evergreen Group

From the Author

A big thanks to photographers Linda Finkle of Seattle and Kym Kemp of San Francisco for their great bud and plant shots for The Little Black Book of Marijuana.

More About the Author

Steve Elliott is a journalist and editor of the independent marijuana blog Toke Signals (http://tokesignals.com), bringing you uncut, uncensored, non-corporate-controlled cannabis news.

Steve is also the cannabis/dispensary critic ("Toke Signals") and medicated edibles critic ("Incredible Medibles") for Seattle Weekly.

Elliott is also editor of Hemp News ( htttp://www.hemp.org/news ) and does the National News section for NW Leaf Magazine.

He is author of The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis [Peter Pauper Press, 2011].

For three-plus years, from 2009-2013, he ran the Village Voice Media cannabis blog, Toke of the Town.

You can follow him on Twitter @alapoet .

His specialties are drug policy reform, medical marijuana, and marijuana legislation.

Customer Reviews

Very concise overview and a very interesting read.
Joel B
This is a must read for any one even a little curious about marijuana history, use, and medicinal value.
Polly
Thank you, Steve, for this great Little Black Book of Marijuana.
Jayelle

Most Helpful Customer Reviews

34 of 35 people found the following review helpful By Jayelle on July 13, 2011
Format: Kindle Edition
I bought this sweet little book on Kindle as soon as it was published and am amazed at how Steve has managed to cram so much information into his allotted word count!

Covering the history of marijuana, legalization issues, cultivation, medical use, different ways of how to use, recipes, strains and marijuana culture, this book is compacted to perfection and this little edition is turning out to be my best friend while traveling on short journeys.

This type of short book on marijuana has been long overdue and I am very happy that Steve Elliott has put "pen to paper" in such a concise, easy to read and entertaining way - great photos too!

And lastly - the price? The publisher got this right, fershur - sensible pricing that most folks can afford. I hope that we will be seeing a price reduction across the whole Kindle range of eBooks to reflect the great value for money such as this Little Black Book of Marijuana obviously reflects.

Thank you, Steve, for this great Little Black Book of Marijuana.
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17 of 17 people found the following review helpful By Shannie on November 9, 2011
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I've been told that this little black book "covers the significance of the culture war of which marijuana has become emblematic; that's one thing that's a key to the intransigence of anti-marijuana forces, it feels like a surrender to the damn hippies." It did indeed and more.

There is a surprising amount of information in this short book, presented in a style that reads with ease. This would be a great introduction to cannabis and an enjoyable read for the informed reader as well. Multiple sources for more information are included.

Having enjoyed Steve Elliott's work on TokeOfTheTown.com for a few years, this was an exciting purchase to make and worth every little silver dime! I plan to make it repeatedly as I pass this gem on.
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14 of 14 people found the following review helpful By Polly on December 17, 2011
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This is a must read for any one even a little curious about marijuana history, use, and medicinal value. Talented author and hope to see much more from him.
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13 of 13 people found the following review helpful By Gregg G on February 11, 2012
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Potential medical marijuana patients will especially find this book handy when discussing medical marijuana with their doctors. It is a quick, entertaining read that I consumed from front to cover without putting down. The education you get from it is well worth the paltry price. It has references to the facts that all stoners know but don't have a way to support their arguments. Plus the mole skin cover and elastic band make it easy to carry without having to worry about it getting too tattered on the road. It's great for pulling out of your pocket in the middle of a marijuana debate to dispel evil myths with cold hard fact.
-Like marijuana and schizophrenia(bul***it)
-Marijuana smoke and lung cancer(they tried to prove it and instead found it may cure cancer)
-Marijuana as a gateway drug(myth)
-History of marijuana(10,000 years)
-Medical benefits of marijuana(tons of uses)
-And much much more
-Plus references to all the studies that prove the information inside
Even law enforcement can gain benefit from this book. It could help serve to update their knowledge on the benefits of marijuana.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Cheri Sicard on May 21, 2012
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Here is a crash course on cannabis in a neat tiny package.

If you are new to marijuana use and especially if you have never used marijuana, this book is an invaluable little reference that will give you the honest low down on the essential information you need to know. Author Steve Elliott, editor of the popular cannabis website Toke of the Town (Village Voice Media), puts myths to rest and addresses society's biggest concerns about cannabis with solid research and backed up by the latest scientific evidence.

Not just for beginners, the Little Black Book of Marijuana makes a great resource for activists as it lets you quickly and easily put your fingers on facts and stats when you need them most. With this book as your guide, you'll be well prepared for the next impromptu marijuana debate that breaks out (and you know they do). Even veteran marijuana enthusiasts will undoubtedly learn a new tidbit or two in these pages.

Of course this tiny book isn't big enough to go into great depth, but after reading you'll have a solid basic knowledge of these cannabis related topics:

Marijuana History, Marijuana and Health, Should Marijuana be Legalized?, Cannabis Cultivation, Medical Uses of Marijuana, Ways to Use marijuana, Marijuana Recipes, Varieties and Strains of Marijuana, Marijuana Culture
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By Sigdaddy on March 2, 2012
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This book is great for many reason. It's small enough to carry around, without taking up hardly any room. Which has led me to taking it around and going over it with Aunts, brothers and other friends and family that were either firmly against cannabis use as a medicine or otherwise or were just uneducated.

With this one tiny book I was able to shed new light on the subject with them in a way they could understand and I was comfortable talking to them about. This is a great little book and at a low cost you can't beat it for it's educational value and even it's binding style rocks. I have to say thanks for doing such a fine job with a subject that is nothing if not a pain to talk about.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Amy on March 19, 2014
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For any marijuana supporter, activist, or anyone wanting to expand their knowledge of the subject, I highly recommend this book.
I am very much anticipating Steve's second edition scheduled to come out later this year!!
Get yours and get educated!!!
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