We’ve each developed some first-hand knowledge of the versatile cannabis plant. Yet, whatever we know has also been influenced by almost 100 years of prohibition. A sustained campaign of disinformation, waged by the U.S. government, has poisoned perceptions and expectations about cannabis. For generations.
Now, a new normal is emerging, as the cannabis legalization movement rolls through the U.S. and across the world. Scientific discovery has progressed. In the past 20 or so years, we’ve discovered that:
- Everything with a backbone has an endocannabinoid system, which governs sleep, mood, appetite and other essential functions.
- We produce cannabinoids endogenously.
- We can supplement our own cannabinoids with phyto-cannabinoids.
- There are legitimate medicinal applications for cannabis.
Maybe the most important thing we’ve learned: There’s a lot more to learn about cannabis! There are many ways to do this: You could watch documentaries; follow cannabis-knowledgeable people on Twitter; or find books by people who have done the research and packaged good information into well-written books. Whether on a Kindle or in actual print, we still like to pick up a good book; here are some of the top books about cannabis we've found.