The titles on this list of the all-time best books about growing marijuana will give you the know-how and skills you need to step up your cannabis cultivation game, whether you’re a beginner or a pro.
Although growing marijuana has been primarily a secret, underground activity, the art of cannabis cultivation has actually been fairly well documented.
In this article, we’ve compiled the all-time best books about growing weed.
If you start with the books on this list, you’ll be well on your way to growing some killer bud. Start here, get a little experience, and then branch out into other books to hone your craft.
But no matter what you do, these books should be the foundation of your pot-growing expertise:
Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible; by Jorge Cervantes (2006)
One of the most exhaustive guides on how to grow weed indoors as well as outdoors, this book is especially helpful for beginner’s since it includes more than 1,000 full color photos and illustrations.
As you start planting, these images make it easy to see if you’re doing it right.
Marijuana Business: How to Open and Successfully Run a Marijuana Dispensary and Grow Facility; by Jeff Grissler (2014)
This book covers everything from growing weed to selling pot in a legal marijuana dispensary. If you’ve got a little entrepreneurial itch alongside your green thumb, this is the book for you.
The Cannabis Grow Bible: The Definitive Guide to Growing Marijuana for Recreational and Medical Use; by Greg Green (2009)
Greg Green’s expert book on growing weed like a pro is becoming something of a classic. New and experienced growers will both benefit from its careful, step-by-step explanation of how to grow perfect cannabis.
Grow Great Marijuana: An Uncomplicated Guide to Growing the World’s Finest Cannabis; by Logan Edwards (2006)
Logan Edwards has done a great job in this book of demystifying the entire growing process. His clear language makes it easy to follow along, and his step-by-step approach will have you producing amazing bud on your very first try.
Grow Great Marijuana is focused primarily on growing indoors, so if this is what you’re looking for, you may have just found your new growing bible.
The Big Book of Buds: Marijuana Varieties from the World’s Great Seed Breeders; by Ed Rosenthal (2001)
Although this one’s not really a guide that teaches you how to grow marijuana, it could still be a helpful tool.
The Sinsemilla Technique; by Kayo (1992)
This book is pretty much the classic of all classics. When it was first published, its big contribution was teaching growers how to separate male and female plants to avoid pollination.
That’s become pretty standard knowledge by now. But this is still a great read for beginner and intermediate growers alike.
Cultivating Exceptional Cannabis: An Expert Breeder Shares His Secrets; by DJ Short (2004)
This book is all about growing with love and care. DJ Short teaches you how to grow in a way that minimizes the environmental impact.
He also pays attention to not only the potency of the bud, but the quality of its other factors like taste and smell. A great book for the serious cannasseur interested in trying her hand at growing.
Marijuana Grower’s Handbook; by Ed Rosenthal (2010)
This is Ed Rosenthal’s second time making this list, and for good reason. This book is thorough and fairly easy to follow. The Q&A section can be especially enlightening.
Growing Marijuana Hydroponically; by Tina Wright Hans (2000)
For anyone interested in growing bud using hydropons, this is your go-to guide. Hans makes the entire process understandable enough to get started with your own system right away.
(Photo Credit: Big Buds Mag)