While there are many, many books on the topic of cannabis that are excellent and should be checked out, in light of Women's History Month we decided to highlight a few of our favourites that were written by women. 

We hope you find one that you enjoy and if you have a fave that's not listed here, visit our Facebook page and let us know about it! 

Just Say Yes: A Marijuana Memoir

By Catherine Hiller

JUST SAY YES, perhaps the first marijuana memoir ever published, is a positive account of long-term cannabis use. With ruthless honesty and deadpan humour, the author observes the effect of weed upon every aspect of her life: marriage, motherhood, friendship, work, sport, sex.

Phillip Lopate, Nonfiction Director of Columbia University's MFA Writing Program, lauds JUST SAY YES: "This funny, wry and very candid memoir purports to be a Confession of an American Pot-Smoker but is really a cultural/personal history of the past fifty years. The narrative progresses backward and not only the past but innocence itself is recaptured." 

 

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The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis

By Laurie Wolf and Mary Wolf

The Medical Marijuana Dispensary: Understanding, Medicating, and Cooking with Cannabis

Award-winning owners of the cannabis company Laurie & MaryJane bring their expertise to this reliable, at-your-fingertips resource for understanding the therapeutic effects of marijuana. 

Featuring a Foreword by Paul Armentano, Deputy Director of NORML

Part reference, part cannabis cookbook, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary provides up-to-date, evidence-based information and research supported by medical professionals, established experts, and members of the medical marijuana community.

Authors Laurie and Mary expertly guide beginners through the three easy-to-navigate sections of this primer for new patients. In Parts One and Two, they offer an in-depth overview of the history of medical marijuana and profiles of common cannabis strains (sativa, indica, hybrid). 

In Part Three, you’ll explore a range of easy-to-prepare edibles and effective remedies—from savory dishes to sweet treats to soothing tinctures and oils—with dosages that can easily be altered to suit your health needs.

Packed with useful cannabis resources, including an in-depth glossary, medical cannabis guidelines, a well-organized index listing ailments, symptoms and conditions, real-world patient testimonials, and tips for cultivating cannabis at home, The Medical Marijuana Dispensary is your accessible and informed guide to the world of medical marijuana.

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The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More

By Sandra Hinchliffe 

The Cannabis Spa at Home contains more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients.

Cannabis spa isn’t new—cannabis has been used for thousands of years for external use in the traditional health practices of Eastern cultures. In locations where cannabis has renewed legal status today, cannabis spa potions such as lotions, salves, poultices, scrubs, and baths are being rediscovered as a healthy alternative for managing pain, soothing irritated skin, and enhancing the spa experience.

In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you’ll discover which spa preparations provide local healing—and which have potential for a more euphoric experience.

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Mary Jane: The Complete Marijuana Handbook for Women

By Cheri Sicard

'Finally, a thoroughly modern guide to help women become Cannabis Sativa connoisseurs. Welcome to a wonderful examination of weed-a plant worthy of saving the planet and people's lives.'
-Greta Gaines, performing artist and TV host

Covering the aspects of cannabis that matter most to women, Mary Jane takes readers on a guided tour through the new world of marijuana, where using pot can be healthy, fun, stylish, and safe. In Mary Jane, marijuana expert Cheri Sicard reveals everything women have needed to know but may have been afraid to ask about using cannabis. Packed with everyday tips, topics include:

How to Host a Pot Party
Medibles, Edibles, and Other Smoke-Free Options
Easy Recipes for Foodies
Budding Beauty Products
Taking Mary Jane to Bed
Deals and Steals for Your Budget
Gotta-Have-It Gadgets
Grow Your Own Garden
Remedies for Everyday Ailments
Movies & Music
Travel Tips
Pot and Parenting
DIY Pipes and Projects
What the Celebs are Saying

... and much more!

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Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts

By Karin Lazarus

“The Martha Stewart of weed baking” (New York magazine) offers a beautifully photographed, gourmet guide to baking with marijuana.
 
From her Sweet Mary Jane bakery in Boulder, Colorado, Karin Lazarus has made it her mission to bring flavor, passion and innovation to a cuisine previously best known for pot brownies. Using premium medicinal marijuana, good-quality chocolates, real butter, and other natural whole foods and adventurous ingredients, Lazarus has won legions of loyal fans with sophisticated treats like Smashing Pumpkin White Chocolate-Pumpkin Bars, Sweet Temptation Mango Sorbet, and Chocolate Almond Delights. And now, Lazarus is ready to bring information about her baking techniques and her recipes to the nation.  With the medicinal use of marijuana now legal in 22 states and recreational use legal in 2, Sweet Mary Jane is the go-to book for baking with weed.

With beautiful photography throughout, Sweet Mary Jane caters to health-conscious bakers who want to know how weed can be incorporated into baked goods and who would rather ingest than smoke; millenials throwing dinner parties ; foodies using top of the line marijuana to bake with their high-end chocolate; and people with serious medical conditions who want [delicious] relief from their symptoms. Lazarus provides a simple primer on making essential staples like cannabis-infused butter, cannabis-infused coconut oil, and THC-infused sugar; a chapter on dosing and how to make sure your edible treat is the exact potency you want; and, of course, 75 delectable and deliciously-infused recipes from Colorado’s most beloved bakery – recipes that can be made with or without the infusion of marijuana.

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