Beyond Buds is a handbook to the future of marijuana. Prohibition’s end has led to a technological revolution that’s generated powerful medicines and products containing almost zero carcinogens and little smoke. Marijuana icon Ed Rosenthal and leading cannabis reporter David Downs guide readers through the best new consumer products, and demonstrate how to make and use the safest, cleanest extracts. Beyond Buds details how award-winning artisans make hash and concentrates, and includes modern techniques utilizing dry ice and CO2. The book is a primer on making kief, water hash, tinctures, topicals, edibles, and other extracts from cannabis leaves, trim, and bud bits, and it goes on to explore and simplify the more exotic and trendy marijuana-infused products, such as butane hash oil (BHO), shatter, wax, and budder. More complex than lighting a joint, these innovative products call for new accessories — special pipes, dabbing tools, and vaporizers — all of which are reviewed and pictured in the book. Beyond Buds expands on Rosenthal’s previous book Ask Ed: Marijuana Gold: Trash to Stash. Completely updated with full-color photographs that are both “how-to” guides and eye candy, this book enables not only the health-conscious toker but also the bottom line–driven cultivator.
- Beyond Buds is a comprehensive introduction to cannabis essential oils, processing, and alternative delivery methods.
- This book offers a definitive overview of cannabis concentrates and their current state within the cannabis industry and emerging markets, providing and wide audience of readers with both a compelling resource, as well as a source of inspiration for iterations and continued development.
- For the newer processor, consumer, and medical patient, Beyond Buds answers questions that you would spend years trying to track down on forums/google/publications or figure our through trial and error.
- For the industry veteran and die-hard wook, Beyond Buds serves as a brief yet invaluable reference, index, and basis for research for cannabis concentrates.
- Beyond Buds sheds positive light on a largely mis-understood culture, striking a fine balance between readability and mass distribution, and acceptance by a sometimes brutally critical following and community.
- Contrary to some criticisms, I am of the opinion that referencing online mediums is beneficial in this case, particularly if the book is treated as a foundation, because the greater cannabis knowledge base is now expanding so rapidly. For example, a book published on the topic in 2013 would seem incomplete and out-of-date already.
- Beyond buds will stand the test of time as the go-to handbook for cannabis essential oils.