The Essential Cannabis Book

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When it comes to marijuana — not everyone is a cannabis know-it-all.

From parents trying to understand what weed is to your on-the-fence friend — knowledge is the fine line between cannabis acceptance and reluctance.

The Essential Cannabis Book by Rob Mejia will fit perfectly on your new coffee table if you’re ready to fast-track your cannabis knowledge. Whether you use it as a conversation starter or the jump-off point for your new medical or recreational cannabis obsession, The Essential Cannabis Book has it all.

From the moment I read The Essential Cannabis Book by Rob Mejia, I quickly realized that essential doesn’t mean in-depth. After mulling each chapter over, I realized that I missed the point.

The Essential Cannabis Book isn’t meant for cannabis experts and aficionados. Instead, it’s the perfect source for those in need of a guide. We all need to start somewhere, and for those that need an introduction into the world of cannabis, The Essential Cannabis Book does the trick.

The Essential Cannabis Book acts as a foundation that new cannabis enthusiasts can build their knowledge on. As you learn the lingo and enter a world filled with trichomes, you’ll be ready for anything.

The world is quickly changing its opinion about cannabis, and there’s no better time than now to breathe in easy-to-understand information.

Now, let’s take a look at what makes The Essential Cannabis Book a joy to read.

In life, gaining a new perspective is essential for growth. As you learn how to look at a subject from a new angle, your opinion may change — for better or worse.

Page after page, I quickly noticed that Rob Mejia wants his readers to share the value of perspective. Mejia accomplishes this by interviewing a multitude of cannabis advocates, entrepreneurs, researchers, lawyers, and more.

It’s a breath of fresh air to read what drives other people in the cannabis industry. Whether it’s because of racial injustice or the realization that cannabis is medicine — Mejia interviews a wide range of individuals. These interludes serve a great purpose — to show a cannabis company’s face and the reasoning behind the product.

For most people, the perspective of the cannabis industry is a legal black market, where cannabis products are sold to users who want to get high. Instead, the words of nuns, advocates, and lawyers help put the ever-growing cannabis industry into perspective.

The Essential Cannabis Book is the shotgun approach at its finest.

From the moment you open the book, you’ll find many cannabis topics at your fingertips. Here’s a list of what you can expect to see as you dive into The Essential Cannabis Book:

  • The History of Cannabis
  • Cannabis Science
  • Cannabis Varieties
  • Cultivation Methods
  • Medical Benefits of Cannabis and Hemp
  • Storing Cannabis
  • Consuming Cannabis
  • Cooking and Eating Cannabis

All of this within 160-pages? Yes.

Once again, this is not an in-depth guide. Instead, I view The Essential Cannabis Book as a tool that will get your foot in the door. There’s enough information to pique your interest at some point.

In his introduction, Mejia points out that his cannabis journey began while his sister was battling cancer. From this point on, cannabis was no longer a distant drug — it was a potentially therapeutic substance that can help those in need.

As I read The Essential Cannabis Book, Mejia’s voice never felt disingenuous. Instead, his charisma for medical and recreational cannabis elicited a definite feeling that I’m in an industry that cares. Overall, Mejia’s passion for cannabis is contagious, and I can only imagine how new cannabis enthusiasts will feel as they read The Essential Cannabis Book.

Another valuable aspect of The Essential Cannabis Book is that it provides easy-to-follow guides on producing cannabis oil or butter. Furthermore, the recipe list is extensive and features a wide variety of healthy options that users can whip up in a moment’s notice.

As I mentioned, The Essential Cannabis Book is ideal for those that are new to medical or recreational cannabis. If you already have a clear foundation of cannabis knowledge, you can skip over this book.

Additionally, if you’re interested in the interactions between cannabinoids, terpenes, and the endocannabinoid system, you won’t find them in The Essential Cannabis Book.

Lastly, The Essential Cannabis Book misses an entire niche of dabbers. As cannabis concentrate use continues to skyrocket, I can only hope that Mejia decides to include more information regarding extracts, such as shatter, live resin, and rosin.

Overall, The Essential Cannabis Book by Rob Mejia is an excellent primer for anyone that wishes to learn about cannabis. Although it doesn’t feature much in-depth information, The Essential Cannabis Book makes its mark as an ideal introductory guide.

Once readers finish The Essential Cannabis Book, they can move onto more specific arenas of cannabis, such as cultivation or cannabinoid science.

Ultimately, I believe that The Essential Cannabis Book by Rob Mejia is a surefire introduction into the exciting world of cannabis.

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