There’s no doubt that CBD is becoming more and more popular as research continues and consumers rave. But some people want to get to the center of this phenomenon themselves, take their time and really dive into the medical and botanical roots of CBD. For these invested learners, we’ve compiled some of the best CBD books to add to your reading list. So draw a bath, grab a drink, and relax with a good ol’ cannabidiol book.
1. The Health Effects of Cannabis and Cannabinoids: The Current State of Evidence and Recommendations for Research
- National Academies of Sciences, Engineering, and Medicine; Health and Medicine Division; Board on Population Health and Public Health Practice; Committee on the Health Effects of Marijuana: An Evidence Review and Research Agenda
The first of our CBD books is not for the faint of heart. In response to the vagueness surrounding cannabis and hemp use, this book is a compilation of scientific research on the health effects and therapeutic benefits of cannabis. It is on the pricier side, but if you want a thorough, peer reviewed guide to CBD, this is your textbook of choice.
- Bonni Goldstien, MD.
Bonni Goldstien, MD., is a cannabis specialist and the medical director of Canna-Centers. This book talks about the cannabis plant and hemp derived CBD for both medical and recreational use, giving an easy to understand breakdown of the endocannabinoid system and how it works. The conditions for which CBD can be prescribed are all backed by case studies and research which you can find at the back of the book.
- Gregory L. Smith, MD.
Dr. Smith has already published one of the leading books on medical cannabis, but he recently dove into the realm of CBD books with this patient focused, scientifically supported book. Learn how to choose high quality products, dive into the legal issues surrounding CBD, and understand how it affects your brain and body through scientific research and personal stories.
- Gretchen Lidicker
Lidicker’s book is much different from the other CBD books on this list so far. While it still includes research behind the recommendations, this is more of a lifestyle guide with a wide range of CBD uses and recipes. Take advantage of the anti-inflammatory skin benefits and try a face mask, or mix up a CBD cocktail.
- Laura Lagano
The full title of this book is actually The CBD Oil Miracle: Manage Pain, Improve Your Mood, Boost Your Brain, Fight Inflammation, Clear Your Skin, Strengthen Your Heart, and Sleep Better with the Healing Power of CBD Oil. Quite a mouthful, but a rather apt description of what to expect. This is another of those CBD books that provides information on CBD use for everything from major diseases and immune health to mental stability and relaxation.
6. Cannabis and CBD Science for Dogs: Natural Supplements to Support Healthy Living and Graceful Aging
- Caroline Coile, PhD.
Everything great about CBD for humans can apply to your beloved pet too. Caroline Coile, PhD., is a canine expert combining her extensive knowledge with further research. You will find plenty of background knowledge and a guide to products and practices for CBD for pets.
7. The ABCs of CBD: The Essential Guide for Parents (and regular folks too): Why Pot Is NOT What We Were Taught
- Shira Adler
This is one of those CBD books for the canna-curious who have heard the ravings but don’t really understand what it all means. As a viable and continually researched alternative medicine, Adler answers all your questions about CBD to remove the stigma and educate the everyday learner. It’s a combination of the centuries old plant practice and new cutting edge scientific research.
- Ricardo Cortés
It’s Just a Plant is a wonderful children’s book that combines beautiful illustrations with informative and entertaining stories about marijuana. This is a great way to spark frank discussions about mainstream marijuana and CBD without fear or scare tactics. It’s also a fun read for any adult, too.
- Eileen Konieczny RN & Lauren Wilson
Incorporating years of patient experience with extensive scientific research on the market and products, this book works to separate fact from fiction on the health benefits and risks of CBD. Learn how CBD is made, how to find quality products, the many uses, and much more.
- Leonard Leinow
Leonard Leinow is the founder of synergy wellness, and his book is widely considered one of the best texts on CBD today. Leinow provides 325 pages of comprehensive CBD information that’s accessible for the experienced medic as well as first time learners. The book offers guidance on the new understanding of CBD as scientists came to research the endocannabinoid system and its role in mediating other functions in the body. You can learn about various forms of CBD from oil infusions to capsules, as well as its many uses, dosages, how to avoid side effects, and the future of plant medicine.