Cannabis Lit.

Why Marijuana Should be Legal
Cannabis Culture readers are already familiar with the trials and tribulations of grow guru Ed Rosenthal and med-pot activist Steve Kubby. Yet despite both being involved in ongoing legal proceedings, Rosenthal and Kubby found the time to team up on this informative and inspiring update to their classic book.

Easy to read, yet comprehensive and full of detail, the book includes chapters covering hemp history, the benefits of using cannabis for medicine and industry, and the economic, social, and legal costs of pot prohibition.

With extensive references and notes, the book provides ample ammunition to win any argument or debate. It also includes new material on how some state officials are resisting prohibition, and what you can personally do to help free the weed.

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Mommy’s Funny Medicine

Written and illustrated by Ottawa artists Russell Barth and Christine Lowe, this book is written for children to help them understand their parents’ use of medicinal marijuana.

With plenty of pictures the story is narrated by a seven-year-old girl whose mother gets sick with a painful, unspecified illness. The girl’s mother tries different mainstream medicines, but then finds that cannabis is what helps her the most.

The word “marijuana” isn’t used in the story, it is referred to only as a “funny medicine” which is smoked instead of taken as a pill. The simple story also includes Grandma, who is opposed to the med-pot use.

Published by Ottawa counterculture store Crosstown Traffic, this book could be helpful to any parents who want to help explain their medical marijuana use to their young children.

Proceeds from each sale will go towards the National Capital Compassion Society.

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The Galaxy Global Eatery Hemp Cookbook

This heavy hardcover book contains almost 200 recipes from The Galaxy Global Eatery in New York. Founded in 1996 by Denis Cicero, the popular restaurant uses hempseed and hemp oil as a staple ingredient in all their recipes.

The book begins with staples such as hemp milk, cheese and butter, and moves on to more complex creations such as hempesto linguini, hempnut-crusted lamb chops, vegetable hempura and a variety of hemp soups, sauces and vinaigrettes.

Who wouldn’t want to sit down to a meal of mellow yellow gazpacho, sprouted quinoa salad with hemp mojo dressing, followed by hempnut bison tamale with tangy fruit salsa, and concluding with golden ginger hemp tea and lemon hemparoons?

Many of the creations are accompanied with full-page, mouth-watering photographs. This book will keep the hordes of hungry hempsters coming back for more!

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