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The Ultimate 2019 Cannabis Summer Reading List

Get ready to quench your cannabis curiosities—we’re launching our very first Surterra Wellness Summer Reading List! We’ve selected six books that will appeal to every reader, whether you’re a newbie or a well-seasoned cannabis connoisseur. These six books will help you discover the wonders of cannabis without the drag of trudging through a pharmaceutical textbook. Trot the globe with Joe Dolce, host your own elegant cannabis-infused dinner party with Lizzie Post and make your own whipped foot-reviving cream with Nikki Furrer. Fall in love with learning to live well!

Join us back here every week for an in-depth review of each book. You can find all six books online, or ask your local bookstore!


  1. 1. “The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis” by Steve Elliott (2017)

    “The Little Black Book of Marijuana” by Steve Elliott is your handy, go-to cannabis guide. This neat pocket-read quickly and concisely covers all the bases, from the fascinating history of cannabis to on-the-fly recipes. Best of all, it’s small enough to keep by your side as you continue to discover the world of cannabis.


  2. 2. “A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” by Nikki Furrer (2018)

    Don’t let the title fool you—”A Woman’s Guide to Cannabis” by Nikki Furrer can be enjoyed by all genders. Authentic and relatable, reading this book is like chatting with a trusted friend. You can find answers to all your burning questions as Furrer demystifies cannabis with wit and congeniality.


  3. 3. “The ABCs of CBD” by Shira Adler (2019)

    Everyone is raving about CBD these days. But what the heck is it? In “The ABCs of CBD”, Shira Adler bridges the gap between what we were taught to believe about marijuana and what is real, useful and miraculous about hemp, cannabis and CBD. Filled with warm wisdom and funny insight, this book is a must-read for in-depth cannabis clarification, education and inspiration.


  4. 4. “Brave New Weed” by Joe Dolce (2016)

    Our collective understanding of cannabis is muddled with politics and morality. In “Brave New Weed”, you can follow along Joe Dolce’s quest to demystify the shifting perspectives of past decades. Join him on a journey across the globe, from Amsterdam coffee shops to California court rooms. Dolce’s global quest explores many places where cannabis has grown into a meaningful part of human life. The authentic stories of people’s lives are shocking, funny and inspiring. Together, they share a promise for a bright future with cannabis.


  5. 5. “High Time: The Legalization and Regulation of Cannabis in Canada” by Andrew Potter and Daniel Weinstock (2019)

    What does the future of cannabis legalization look like and how can we go about it the right way? “High Time” presents a series of essays by policy-makers and scholars who attempt to tackle the controversial questions of cannabis regulation at a time when it’s most urgent and necessary.


  6. 6. “Higher Etiquette: A Guide to the World of Cannabis, from Dispensaries to Dinner Parties” by Lizzie Post (2019)

    Lizzie Post, great-great granddaughter of the famous etiquette author Emily Post, has been an etiquette author and spokesperson for ten years and a cannabis supporter for twenty. In “Higher Etiquette”, Post douses cannabis lifestyle with her charming and stylish lifestyle tips. Top off all the know-how you’ve gained from the summer reading list with a dose of confidence and poise.


Are you ready to become a canna-genius?

All six books of these books are guaranteed to empower your knowledge of cannabis. Join us here next week for an in-depth review of “The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis” by Steve Elliott, and follow us on social media to stay up to date on all things cannabis. Who said summer reading can’t be fun?

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