Over the past few years, most of the information that people have on CBD comes from the internet. While this isn’t an inherently bad thing, it can be incredibly challenging to tell a reliable source from an unreliable source online. So much misinformation is spread on the web, especially about what CBD is capable of and how it can help the body.

The problem with CBD is that there is so much to learn, but finding reliable information can be tricky. However, this isn’t always the fault of a particular writer or website. In as much as CBD was only federally legalized in December of 2018, the industry has been moving at breakneck speed the last couple of years. Thus it can be difficult to keep up in terms of following all the relevant advancements and product breakthroughs.

Still, knowledge is power and books on CBD can be a terrific resource. Many of them include scientific information that is peer reviewed and sent to an editor before publishing so they have little chance of containing misinformation or mistakes. Also, most books cite scientific studies that have been documented or duplicated to ensure they have the most accurate information.

While there is plenty of credible material available online, nothing quite compares to holding a physical book. The ability to highlight, make notes, and bookmark pages is so satisfying, but sadly is becoming a lost art.

Fortunately, several gifted authors have published cannabis related materials, and more contemporary works have emerged that focus primarily on CBD. To make your search easier, we have searched the stacks and compiled the following list of our favorite books on CBD.

CBD: What You Need to Know: Second Edition by Dr. Gregory L. Smith, MD

Dr. Gregory Smith’s CBD: What You Need to Know is packed with virtually everything you need to know about CBD. This 215 page book is suitable for any experience level and discusses several key points, including:

  • What CBD is and how it works
  • A thorough history of CBD as well as the legal difficulties surrounding its usage
  • Scientific data interwoven with personal testimonials from individuals who claim to have benefited from CBD during the last two decades

Apart from the extensive material contained in CBD: What You Need to Know, you’ll also discover connections to additional resources and publications that could further your understanding.

Healing with CBD: How Cannabidiol Can Transform Your Health without the High by Eileen Konieczny

For those interested in a medically-focused perspective on CBD, Eileen Konieczny lends her years of experience as a registered nurse and the expertise she gained therein to offer insight into CBD alongside scientific studies, research, and patient anecdotes. The book is an easy to understand guide that aims to give readers the confidence to make an informed decision on whether or not CBD is right for them. If you are interested in discerning if CBD will help you on your healing journey then this could be the book for you.

CBD: A Patient’s Guide to Medicinal Cannabis–Healing without the High by Leonard Leinow and Juliana Birnbaum

Author Leonard Leinow has more than thirty years of experience with medical cannabis, both growing it and studying it. He also has his own non-profit medical cannabis company, which he founded in California.

This book is a practical guide to using cannabis that’s CBD dominant with information that’s organized according to your health concerns. This information is specifically designed for first time cannabis users so that you can be sure you’re safely treating your health condition.

Also, this book contains information on how to use cannabis for animals, with helpful suggestions for the most effective dosage and delivery method in pets. It was published in late 2017 and contains 352 pages in the paperback edition. The quality of the information in this book is such that you’ll find it on virtually every list online. The only downside is the publishing date since many things have changed in the industry.

The Art of Cooking with Cannabis: CBD and THC-Infused Recipes from Across America by Tracey Medeiros

The Art of Cooking with Cannabis is more than a cookbook; it’s a valuable source of new ideas and excitement about cannabis, food, and responsible usage. Tracey Medeiros exposes the reader to hundreds of organic farms, award winning chefs, artisans, and food producers who are helping to debunk the myths surrounding cannabis and its culinary applications. Individual biographies tell the lives of the book’s contributors, who hail from rural towns and vibrant metropolises around the country. These individuals have revealed their hardships and triumphs, which led them to appreciate the cannabis plant’s numerous health and wellness advantages.

The book features 125 delectable dishes ranging from chemistry to cuisine. The recipes are organized into three categories: CBD, Hemp, and THC, each according to the reader’s cooking preferences and tolerance levels. Insightful sidebars provide helpful hints and how-to instructions allowing the cook to handle cannabis with confidence.

CBD Hemp Oil 101: The Essential Beginner’s Guide to CBD and Hemp Oil to Improve Health, Reduce Pain and Anxiety, and Cure Illness by Tommy Rosennthal (2nd edition)

This book is full of basics for readers looking for a general overview of CBD, how cannabinoids work with the body’s endocannabinoid system, and potential benefits. In its second edition all information and data has been updated. In particular, learn everything you ever needed to know about hemp oil which has been used for many purposes, both medicinal and industrial, for centuries. As an added bonus the author has included, “A Brief History of Cannabis” in the new edition.

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 by Laura Lagano

This book details the potential remedies of nature’s “miracle pill” – cannabinoid. The information takes you through the history of cannabidiod’s medical use all the way from ancient medicine to common usage. Lagano’s well-reviewed and well-researched piece will empower readers to determine the right dosage and delivery method for them, learn how to alleviate more than 30 common conditions, calm anxious pets, and benefit from CBD’s anti-aging effects.

Author Laura Lagano is a clinical nutritionist and has also co-founded the Holistic Cannabis Academy. She has a passion for progressive wellness treatments. This book was published in 2019 and contains 272 pages.

The Hemp Miracle: How One Miraculous Plant is Healing the Planet and Its People by Carol Merlo

The Hemp Miracle published in March of 2019, is a short read consisting of only 135 pages (references included). Nonetheless, this little gem contains a lot of valuable information.

The Hemp Miracle, which is marketed as a practical guide to understanding industrial hemp and CBD, contains the following material in its 10 chapters:

  • An introduction to hemp and its history
  • The primary function of endocannabinoids and the endocannabinoid system
  • Hemp’s role as a “superfood” and using CBD oil a dietary supplement
  • How to find high-quality CBD infused products

Merlo does an excellent job of condensing lengthy chapters into a pocket sized book. The Hemp Miracle has you covered, whether you’re new to the endocannabinoid system or want to learn more about CBD’s potential benefits.

Final Thoughts on CBD Books

A few years ago finding a good CBD book was a struggle. These days, with CBD becoming increasingly normalized, there are many titles to choose from. That said, some are better than others and that’s why we compiled this list.

Once you’re inspired by your new-found book smarts, we hope you’ll check out our line of CBD products to put that knowledge to good use.