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Weed Like to Recommend: The Best Cannabis Books for Beginners

The times, they are a-changin’: It is very likely that if you voted in recent elections that laws and regulations regarding cannabis, or “marijuana” as it is more frequently known, were on the ballot. While cannabis was once considered an illegal substance and was outlawed for many decades, it is now becoming legal in more states each year. That is due in large part to a wider recognition of the natural healing properties of cannabis.

Medical marijuana has been available with a prescription card to people suffering serious ailments for some time. Limited studies have shown marijuana to reduce nausea and vomiting in chemotherapy patients and to improve the appetite of people with HIV/AIDS. It has also been used to treat chronic pain and muscle spasms. And as more studies are done and reveal more positive effects of cannabis, more states are changing their laws.

Perhaps the recent changes in cannabis laws have you curious. Or maybe you are looking for more natural remedies to treat ailments like chronic pain or anxiety and improve your health. Or you’re grandma has been using CBD oil to help with her arthritis, and you want to know if it’s right for your insomnia. And don’t forget edibles! Maybe they’re just what you need to help your anxiety so you can focus on keeping your resolutions in the new year. Whatever your reason for being curious about cannabis, you’re in the right place! Here are four great books for beginners that should be high on your list. These are authored by experts and leafing through them will get you the information you need about cannabis, figure out what form is right for you, and help dispel the stoner stereotype.

Liberty Hardy is a Book Riot senior contributing editor, co-host of All the Books, and above all else, a ravenous reader. She resides in Maine with her cats, Millay, Farrokh, and Zevon, who hate to read.