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Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed A Physiological, Sexual, Historical, Botanical, and Cultural Trip Through the World of Cannabis

Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed

A Physiological, Sexual, Historical, Botanical, and Cultural Trip Through the World of Cannabis

  • ISBN: 9781419724527
  • Publication Date: April 18, 2017


Price: $22.50

Legal in all 50 states, The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is an entertaining, informative, and whimsically illustrated guide that covers 4,000 years of marijuana and its significance—psychoactive, cultural, medical, sexual, and more—with 20 scratch-&-sniff scents.

“Makes for a fun stoned read and a great gift.” ―High Times

Reading and sniffing this totally cool book is amazing because it includes:

  • The science behind the munchies
  • The botanical link between weed and beer
  • Weed’s sexual upsides and (literal) downsides
  • Tupac to Shakespeare
  • Why weed makes music sound better
  • And lots of smells! Twenty of them!

Authors Seth Matlins and Eve Epstein write, “Know why cannabis is the most widely used illicit substance in the world? Because it’s awesome, that’s why.” They then go on to explore the neurological, historical, physiological, psychological, sexual, cultural, and political world of weed. It turns out, as every stoner and enthusiast has learned, that smoking, vaping, or eating marijuana cues a release of dopamine in your system that boosts your receptivity to pleasure, whether in the form of music, sex, or, as the authors say, “Cool Ranch Doritos.” Marijuana’s impact travels beyond our bodies and minds, though. It has touched our culture, industry, politics, spirituality, music, art, and more. You don’t have to drop out, but maybe you should turn on to this book, which may just be the greatest-ever gift for anyone from the cannabis connoisseur to the cannabis curious.

“Has a sense of humor, but it’s also educational.” ―USA Today

Illustrations by Ann Pickard


"The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed is more serious than you think. It’s not just about novelty, it’s about knowledge."

“The overall effect is delightful. Styled as a primer for absolute beginners, the book’s sections are devoted to how weed makes you feel (both the good and possible bad effects), how it functions as an aphrodisiac (there’s a cheekily placed musk sticker), and a pastiche of cannabis facts. Makes for a fun stoned read and a great gift.”
High Times

"Scratch and sniff book on pot has a sense of humor, but it’s also educational."
USA Today

“Smells like the bottom of Martha Stewart’s bag.”
Ellen DeGeneres

“One of those things that was long overdue.”
David Downs, The San Francisco Chronicle

“A dope book aimed at giving weed fans a full and entertaining overview of all things cannabis.”
Green Rush Daily

“It’s easy to succumb to the belief that there’s truly nothing new under the sun. Then along comes The Scratch & Sniff Book of Weed.”
The Cannifornian

“Equal parts fun and informative, you can sniff your way through weed’s turbulent history, which is much preferable to the Wikipedia k-hole route to gaining knowledge.”

"Get the straight dope: There’s more to know about cannabis than the difference between indica and sativa. Like, 4000 years of cultural, medical, even sexual significance. There are more sticky icky icky facts out there than you can fit into your pipe - and this completely legal book is the perfect gateway into the big, beautiful world of weed.With 20 scratch-&-sniff scents and some trippy illustrations by Ann Pickard, this dope little book covers the scientific explanations of weed and beyond, into some deep corners of cannabis culture. Take a trip through the turbulent reefer timeline, from its first recorded use to its impact on ecommerce (the first thing sold on the Internet: a bag of weed). Learn about famous users (Shakespeare!), and how to hack your buzz if you're feeling too high. Whether you're a connoisseur or simply curious, this book will have something new for you to learn. And we totally get high on knowledge."

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