Four essential new medical cannabis reference books

Curious about trying cannabis for medical or recreational use? Learn all about the basics (and sometimes the specifics) of marijuana use with these four books. While all four are guides to using cannabis, each one takes the reader down a different path, highlighting key information for their respective audiences.

An MD’s insight

“Medical Cannabis” ($24.95; Koehler Books, 2017) This guide aims to educate not only patients with serious illness and their caregivers, but their doctors and legislators as well. One thing that sets this book apart is its author: Michael H. Moskowitz, a San Rafael psychiatrist specializing in chronic pain . In the book’s 223 pages, Moskowitz explains the complex science and legal history of cannabis, offering instructions for how to use the plant medicinally.