Book List: What Are Our 9 Favorite Cannabis Cookbooks?
Although there are quite a number of cannabis cookbooks on the market, not all are worth your time and money. We believe these nine titles represent the pinnacle of cookbooks that specialize in cannabis-infused sweets, meals, and drinks.
An Introduction to Cooking with Cannabis
If you’ve been around the cannabis scene for a bit, then you might be familiar with Alice B. Toklas brownies (i.e. pot brownies).
Heck, you may have even made a batch or two with your friends back in the day. And, if you did, you probably enjoyed that experience quite a bit.
But this isn’t the 2000s or 1990s anymore.
The cannabis space is vastly different than it was even in the first half of the 2010s.
In short, it’s a whole new ball game. While there are some downsides, most would agree that’s a good thing overall.
Naturally, the positive changes related to medical care, racial justice, criminal justice reform, economic growth, and personal autonomy (just to name a few) are all far more important than the fact that it’s now legal in some parts of the country to make your own cannabis-infused edibles.
Fortunately, the mainstreaming of cannabis is not a zero-sum game. We can have our cannabis-infused cake and eat it too, and these nine books will make sure that not only what you cook is fit for human consumption, but delicious as well. Bon appétit!
What Are Our 9 Favorite Cannabis Cookbooks?
The Easy Cannabis Cookbook: 60+ Medical Marijuana Recipes for Sweet and Savory Edibles by Cheri Sicard
Brownies and cookies are fine, but this isn’t college anymore; it’s time to expand both your mind and palate. Sicard’s book will help you do just that with a variety of satisfying, cannabis-infused meals.
The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High by The Editors of High Times Magazine
High Times is one of the trailblazing publications of the cannabis space. This book, written by High Times’ editors, shares a host of incredible recipes. The best part is that many of these meals are inspired by some of the luminaries of cannabis culture, including Willie Nelson, Snoop Dogg, and Cheech and Chong.
The Cannabis Kitchen Cookbook: Feel-Good Edibles, from Tinctures and Cocktails to Entrées and Desserts by Robyn Griggs Lawrence
There’s no better way to get good at something than to learn from the experts, and that’s exactly what Lawrence’s book will help you do, presenting over 100 cannabis-related recipes from chefs with impeccable credentials.
Edibles for Beginners: A Cannabis Cookbook by Laurie Wolf and Mary Wolf
If you’re not the most experienced cook in the world but you’ve been curious about baking some tasty cannabis-laden sweets, then this book with its focus on helping newcomers to the cannabis kitchen might be just what you need.
Cannabis Candy & Dessert Cookbook: Learn to Decarb, Extract and Make Your Own CBD & THC Infused Candy from Scratch by Ruth Robinson
This book is an excellent choice if you want to learn how to make your own cannabinoid-infused sweets. However, what really sets this title apart from the alternatives is Robinson’s focus on teaching you how to make sweets with just one specific cannabinoid, such as CBD or THC.
DIY Cannabis-Infused Candy & Desserts: Recipes From Around the World: Easy to Follow Recipe Guide for THC infused Candy, Ice-cream, Muffins, Cookies, Brownies & So Much More! by Jackie Sanders
If you’re a foodie, then you already know that there’s delectable cuisine from cultures across the globe—and this holds true for baked goods as well. Sanders’ book shares recipes for delicious cannabis-infused sweets from around the world that all have one thing in common: they are sure to please your taste buds.
Cannabis Drinks: Secrets to Crafting CBD and THC Beverages at Home by Jamie Evans
Jamie Evans is not only a friend of Goldleaf, but also a Wine Enthusiast 40 Under 40 Tastemaker. In this book, Evans brings that same standard of excellence to the page, showing you how to make and pair the best cannabis-infused smoothies, coffee, cocktails, and more.
The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook: Vegan Recipes For Delicious Marijuana-Infused Edibles by Eva Hammond and Aaron Hammond
No meat, dairy, or eggs in your diet? No problem! Eva Hammond and Aaron Hammond’s book shares an assortment of scrumptious, 100% vegan recipes for cannabis-infused ice cream, brownies, fudge, and more—all of which are sure to delight.
The Art of Cooking with Cannabis: CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America by Tracey Medeiros
With an assortment of upscale recipes—everything from avocado mash with nori and cucumber to chicken kale meatballs with cherry tomato and pesto sauces—and organized by hemp, CBD, and THC-based recipes, Medeiros’ book might just be the gold standard for cannabis cooking.
If you barely know the difference between a cutting board and a colander, then any and all of these books should be quite appropriate for getting your cannabis kitchen up to speed.
Even if you know your way around saucepans and spatulas, these books will teach you some new tricks and expose you to some amazing recipes.
Just remember one thing: Cooking is both an art and a science.
If you truly want to level up your cannabis cooking game, in addition to these books, we strongly recommend our Cooking Journal.
This journal will position you to go beyond the basics and turn your cannabis cooking into an art through the exactness of science.
With the Cooking Journal, you can track your different recipes and infusions, making it fun and easy to learn what works for your individual preferences. Enjoy!