10 Books Every Cannabis Entrepreneur Should Read

10 Books Every Cannabis Entrepreneur Should Read

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By: Princess Ogono

The phrase β€œknowledge is power” applies to every enterprise, but in the cannabis industry, it is even more important. You need to pay attention because this industry is new and it has a turbulent past. If you want to grow with the industry, you need to understand its evolution.

We've compiled a lot of our favorite reads. These books contain a wealth of information valuable to any cannabis entrepreneur. Check out our top 10 picks below.

#1 The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness


The Cannabis Manifesto: A New Paradigm for Wellness was written by Steve DeAngelo, founder of the largest medical cannabis dispensary in the world. It is a vision as well as a call to action. The book answers all the vital questions about cannabis. Readers are also encouraged to question both their perceptions and knowledge of cannabis. In the book, author Steven DeAnglo discusses cannabis law along with the psychological, physical and spiritual effects of cannabis. 

#2 The Emperor Wears No Clothes: Hemp and the Marijuana Conspiracy


Jack Herer published this cannabis classic in 1985. In the book, Herer discusses the turbulent history of cannabis and the lies surrounding it. The book broke stereotypes and unveiled the vast capabilities of one of the most useful plants on this planet. It is one of the most comprehensive and informative cannabis books to date. Herer collected data and did years of research before publishing. While Jack Herer is no longer with us, he wanted to make sure anyone could access this information for free. You can read The Emperor Wears No Clothes for Free here. 

#3 Jab, Jab, Jab, Right Hook: How to Tell Your Story in a Noisy Social World


Serial entrepreneur and four-time New York bestselling author Gary Vaynerchuk shows how entrepreneurs can use social media fully as a story telling channel and not just a distribution channel. He details why relationship building and providing real value are vital to an effective marketing strategy. Although not industry specific, Gary Vaynerchuk's social media expertise is valuable information for any entrepreneur.

#4 Brave New Weed: Adventures into the Uncharted World of Cannabis


Author Joe Dolce in Brave New Weed traces cannabis to its roots, detailing the plant's ancient past to where we find ourselves today. Traveling to Amsterdam, California, Israel, and Colorado, he brings a global perspective to the subject. It is an enjoyable and thought-provoking read that sheds a light on the incredible potential of cannabis.

#5 The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis: Concentrated Advice From 25 Industry Leaders


The Entrepreneur's Guide to Cannabis was written by Michael Zaystev and is a collection of interviews with some of the biggest names in the cannabis industry. It's an eye opening piece that shows what it really takes to thrive in this industry. This book enables you to learn directly from industry experts to succeed in your own entrepreneurial pursuits.

#6 Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana


For cannabis entrepreneurs who want to start a business in the medical marijuana field or simply want to learn more about the medicinal applications of cannabis, this book is a must read. Written by Michael Backes, Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana outlines how cannabis works within our bodies. The book also includes a reference guide on 21 ailments that can be treated with medical marijuana. 

#7 The Cannabis Encyclopedia: The Definitive Guide to Cultivation & Consumption of Medical Marijuana


The Cannabis Encyclopedia is a comprehensive manuscript that covers the cultivation and consumption of cannabis. It comes highly recommended for cannabis entrepreneurs as well as enthusiasts. Extensive gardening techniques are highlighted in the book for outdoor, indoor and greenhouse grows.

#8 Awaken the Giant Within: How to Take Immediate Control of Your Mental, Emotional, Physical and Financial Destiny!


Every entrepreneur must learn how to channel their thoughts and emotions to make positive changes in their life. This is what bestselling author Tony Robbins highlights in The Giant Within. Robbins illustrates how the mind/body connection works and shows how you can control this process for your benefit. It is a powerful self-empowerment book recommended for anyone interested in personal development.

#9 Think and Grow Rich


Think and Grow Rich by Napoleon Hill is a-must have for entrepreneurs. Written in 1937, it teaches you how to achieve success and not just financial riches. It comes highly recommended because it's a timeless classic with a powerful message.

#10 The Pot Book: A Complete Guide to Cannabis


The Pot Book, written by Julie Holland is a comprehensive guide from high profile authors in the cannabis industry. It outlines the effects of marijuana; both physiological and psychological. It also highlights the various uses of the herb in medicine. The Pot Book covers the business, legalities, culture, and web of politics that surrounds cannabis. It is well researched with updated information on a wide variety of topics. The book is a great resource to deepen your knowledge of the cannabis world.

What is your favorite cannabis book? Share your top picks with us below!


Author: Princess Ogono

Princess Ogono is a freelance writer and editor with a background in law. She is currently based in Nigeria and is a passionate advocate for equality and animal rights. During her spare time, she enjoys watching cartoons, movies, and documentaries.