The legalization of marijuana for medicinal and recreational use has resulted in a multitude of new business opportunities, and made a reference guide an inevitable release. But we didn’t expect anything as high quality as this gorgeous book by Dan Michaels, with photographs by Erik Christiansen. There’s plenty of well-presented information on cannabis, from a scientific look at the plant to smoking options (including etiquette), and the alphabetized listings of strains will blow your mind. The enlarged photos of buds are so gorgeous that you feel as if you could get a contact high from perusing the pages.—Barbara Rice Thompson


From the July/August 2015 issue of Penthouse