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What Your Library Needs This 04/20

What Your Library Needs This 04/20

Cannabis enthusiasts, are you sick of going to White Castle? Well, with the Juniper Books Cannabis Book Set there’s absolutely no need to venture farther than your living room—this comprehensive collection of sophisticated, weed-infused publications will keep your brain occupied and, with the help of Bong Appétit, keep your munchies at bay.

The set is wrapped in an original Juniper Books design inspired by Mrs. Beeton's Book of Household Management, a classic work on etiquette, cooking, and wellness from 1861. But don't be fooled by the vintage inspiration, these books are modern, informative, and engaging.

The set includes five books, each covering a different aspect of cannabis culture:

Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, From Dispensaries to Dinner Parties by Lizzie Post

Drawing from the classic Emily Post guides, Higher Etiquette takes a modern spin on cannabis culture, covering everything from how and when to consume to hosting cannabis-infused dinner parties. As the stigma around marijuana fades, Post's guide becomes increasingly relevant for both casual and consistent consumers. Importantly, Higher Etiquette discusses the importance of diversity and inclusion in the cannabis industry and highlights organizations working to promote equity, such as Supernova Women and Cannaclusive.

Weedopedia: An A to Z Guide to All Things Marijuana by Adams Media

Weedopedia is not just a simple dictionary of terms related to marijuana. Instead, it's an all-inclusive guide to the world of cannabis that covers everything from its history and science to its cultural impact and legal status. In addition to the informative text, the book also includes stunning photography that captures the beauty of the plant and its various forms, from buds to concentrates.

One particularly interesting section of the book delves into the cultural significance of cannabis and how it has been used throughout history by different societies. The book explores the role of cannabis in spiritual and religious ceremonies, as well as its use in medicine and recreation. It also touches on the complicated history of cannabis criminalization and the ongoing debates surrounding legalization.

Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed by Seth Matlins

This interactive guide is what we’d imagine would be sold at a 21+ Scholastic Book Fair. The book features over 20 different scents, each corresponding to a specific strain or characteristic of cannabis. For example, readers can scratch and sniff pages that smell like Pineapple Express or Blue Dream, two popular strains known for their fruity and sweet aromas. Other pages offer scents like skunk, diesel, and earthy notes, giving readers a full sensory experience of the different aromas and flavors associated with cannabis.

Weed: Everything You Want to Know But Are Too Stoned to Ask by Michelle Lhooq

Through her own expertise and interviews with stars from the weed scene, LA journalist Michelle Lhooq presents a captivating glimpse into the wild new frontier of cannabis. The book offers useful tips on how to smoke joints, vapes, and concentrates, make edibles and infused cocktails, grow the plant at home, and locate the best and safest dispensaries. It also includes interviews with the cannabis industry's most exciting and innovative figures, from a lauded chef who puts on a gourmet weed dinner series to the editors of a weed-centric magazine to a "cannasexual" sex educator, and more. Complete with vibrant new hand-drawn illustrations by the artist Thu Tran, Weed is cutting-edge and brimming with all the information to reduce risk and keep your high exciting.

Bong Appetit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed by the Editors of Munchies Books

If you’ve ever been curious about the world beyond brownies and gummies, Bong Appétit has got the road map. Written by the editors over at Munchies (also known as the team that brought about Viceland’s series by the same name), Bong Appétit boasts 65 different weed-infused recipes. From french-bread pizza to raspberry and peach pie, these recipes (not just their secret ingredient) will make you hungry for more. What’s more, instead of simply listing the ingredients, Bong Appétit goes into the science of creating weed butter, so even the most novice consumer can take part in the fun.

With cannabis legalization expanding across the United States, there's no better time to educate yourself about the history, culture, and science behind this plant. However, it's important to acknowledge that the legal cannabis industry is plagued by systemic racism, as Black people are disproportionately arrested for cannabis-related offenses. Additionally, while the industry has grown tremendously in recent years, it remains dominated by white executives and investors, with few opportunities for entrepreneurs of color to participate. As you explore the world of cannabis through the Juniper Books Cannabis Book Set, it's crucial to also consider ways to support equity and justice in the cannabis industry, such as advocating for expungement of past cannabis-related convictions, supporting Black-owned cannabis businesses, and demanding that the industry prioritize diversity and inclusion!

Whether you're looking to expand your knowledge or simply enjoy a fun, stoned read, the Juniper Books Cannabis Book Set is a must-have addition to your collection. Elevate your cannabis experience to new heights this 04/20 and remember that the best way to celebrate is to stay curious, stay informed, and stay safe.

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