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Introducing DCN’s 2017 holiday gift guide: Books For The Cannabis Entrepreneur

Now gifting a book to many of you may sound like a waste of time, but in reality, for the cannabis entrepreneur in your life, a book furthering their education, knowledge or passion is right up their alley! It’s time to ditch the mind-numbing gifts and give the entrepreneur in your life something they will love. We have put together a list of what we believe are the best books that we would give out this holiday season to those fellow entrepreneurs in our lives!

The Little Black Book of Marijuana: The Essential Guide to the World of Cannabis (3rd Edition) (Little Black Books 

This concise guide to cannabis delves into pot culture and history, from Herodotus to the hippies and beyond.
It also covers the essentials of using, cultivating, and cooking with weed; identifying pot varieties; and understanding legal and health issues. Handy and to the point, The Little Black Book of Marijuana gives you “the dope” on pot, from possible side effects and risks to medical uses and their efficacy. Learn about cannabis history and the issues around its legalization.
Includes full-color photos of marijuana varieties.

Cost: Hardcover $9.95 Kindle $3.00


The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness 

The Cannabis Manifesto is both a call to action and a radical vision of humans’ relationship with this healing but a controversial plant. Steve DeAngelo, the founder of Harborside Health Center, the world’s largest medical cannabis dispensary, presents a compelling case for cannabis as a wellness catalyst that must be legalized. The Cannabis Manifesto answers essential questions about the plant, using extensive research to fuel a thoughtful discussion about cannabis science and law, as well as its biological, mental, and spiritual effects on human beings.

Cost: Paperback $16.10 Kindle $12.99


Big Weed: An Entrepreneur’s High-Stakes Adventures in the Budding Legal Marijuana Business

Legal marijuana is the hottest story in the US today. In the United States, 25 states and the District of Columbia have authorized sales in some form; Denver has more legal marijuana dispensaries than Starbucks franchises. We are witnessing the dawn of a new industry. And like the early days of gourmet coffee chains, the rules and players are being established on the fly.
Christian Hageseth is the face of the revolution–an entrepreneur and father of three who worked in the white-collar professional world for 20 years before opening his first dispensary. The founder and chairman of Green Man Cannabis, the fastest-growing marijuana company in the country, he’s the perfect tour guide through the wild frontier, where police hardly know what laws to enforce, or parents what to tell their kids. He paints a colorful picture not only of how he got into the business, but of the big interests that are eager to do the same–namely Big Tobacco, Big Agra, and Big Pharma.

Cost: Hardcover $20.87 Kindle Book $12.99


Marijuana Grower’s Handbook: Your Complete Guide for Medical and Personal Marijuana Cultivation

The all new Marijuana Grower’s Handbook shows both beginners and advanced growers how to grow the biggest most resinous, potent buds! This book contains the latest knowledge, tools, and methods to grow great marijuana –indoors and out. Use the most efficient technology and save time, labor, and energy. Ed Rosenthal has been teaching people how to grow marijuana for more than 30 years. Let him help you cultivate bountiful buds and lots of them. With 500 pages of full-color photos and illustrations, the book delivers all the basics that a novice grower needs, as well as scientific research for the experienced gardener. All aspects of cultivation are covered, from the selection of varieties, setting up of the garden, and through each stage of plant growth all the way to harvesting.

Cost: Paperback $26.96 Kindle Book $9.99


The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana

The award-winning Cannabis Encyclopedia is the definitive guide to medical marijuana cultivation and consumption. It explains all the essential techniques to grow indoors, outdoors and in greenhouses. All gardening practices are well-researched and illustrated with easy step-by-step examples and instructions.
More than 2,000 beautiful color images illustrate this 596-page book. Chapters on medical cannabis history, cannabinoid measurement, and medical varieties provide a firm background for medical patients and caregivers. The Medicinal Concentrates and Cooking with Medicinal Cannabis chapters feature many different methods to concentrate and consume cannabis.

Cost: Paperback $42.05 Hardcover $65.00


Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of A Born Again Chef

Chef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and co-owner of Elevation VIP Co-op, a Los Angeles–based company that caters high-end, intimate dinner parties ─ AND, she is a world-class marijuana chef. Cooking with marijuana: In her debut cookbook, chef and author Andrea Drummer guides home cooks through an adventure of the palette. Chef Drummer is a firm believer that the food always comes first. Cannabis Cuisine is about the art of marijuana as an ingredient. It’s more than a cannabis cookbook. Like a fine wine, cannabis is meant to be paired according to its unique profile.

Cost: Hardcover $16.48 Kindle $7.99


The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Food for Home Cooks

In The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook, chefs in the know from Amherst to Anaheim share their secrets for infusing everything from oil and agave to soups and cocktails with this once taboo ingredient. Covering every meal from brunch to late-night cocktails and snacks, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook approaches cannabis as yet another fine ingredient to be studied and savored, like a great wine, a premium cigar, gourmet chocolate, or single malt scotch. With more than one hundred fully tested recipes from experienced professional chefs, The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook guides readers through the process of making fresh, tasty, and healthy home-cooked meals using cannabis as the main additive.

Cost: Hardcover $17.92 Kindle Book $14.49


The Cannabis Spa at Home: How to Make Marijuana-Infused Lotions, Massage Oils, Ointments, Bath Salts, Spa Nosh, and More

The Cannabis Spa at Home contains more than seventy-five cannabis spa recipes free of preservatives and major allergens that can be prepared in the home kitchen or professional spa with wholesome herbal ingredients. In The Cannabis Spa at Home, you’ll discover which spa preparations provide local healing–and which have the potential for a euphoric experience. You’ll also learn how to make: Refrigerated and shelf-stable cannabis lotions, creams, balms, and masks. Emulsions, cannabis base oils, cannabis herbal poultices, aromatherapy essence water, cannabis bath salts, and foot and hand soak. Edible treats such as luscious spa nosh, hemp smoothies, and cannabis bhang.

Cost: Hardcover $16.97 Kindle Book $9.99

Go check out our Holiday gift guide 2017 and the stocking stuffer gift guide.

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