Top 10 Cookbooks To Up Your Cannabis Edibles Game

Cannabis-infused foods—aka edibles—may not be legal to sell in Canada just yet, but they’re still a popular way to consume the plant. Made properly, edibles can provide a delicious and convenient-to-consume entry into both the psychoactive effects of THC or the relaxing effects of CBD. They don’t require rolling papers or pipes or vaporizers, just basic kitchen gear and some ingredients, including cannabis. That and, of course, a good cannabis cookbook.

Luckily, there are plenty of those on offer in today’s pro-cannabis market. Cannabis chefs of all types have been documenting their favourite recipes, packaging them for the at-home DIYers in tomes that round-up vegan picks, Italian classics and plenty of tempting sweet treats.

Take a look at the following list of the best edibles cookbooks (prices noted are as of time of writing) and get inspired to bring cannabis into the kitchen.


Baked Italian: Over 50 Mediterranean Marijuana Meals (paperback)

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By Chef Yzabetta Sativa, 2013

$20.97 + shipping,

Not big on brownies? Don’t worry, there’s more to the edibles world than confections. The Baked Italian cookbook, for one, uses the powerful, savoury flavours and techniques of the Mediterranean realm to counterbalance what it calls a harsh-tasting plant. Learn how to make more than 50 meals, including infused spaghetti marinara, Carthusian cabbage, lamb carpaccio and more.

Cannabis: Breakfast Cookbook for the Daily Herb Smoking Stoner

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By Kevin Stewart, 2016

$3.19, Amazon for Kindle

For those who believe breakfast is not only the most important, but also the most delicious, meal of the day, this super affordable Kindle guide to cannabis-infused breaky items is recommended. Elevate the morning routine with recipes like weed waffles with cheese and bacon, potcakes and something called cannamilk.


The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Get You High (paperback)

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By Elise McDonough and the editors at High Times magazine, 2012

$19.46, + shipping,

High Times magazine has been advocating for cannabis since 1974, and has generated a voice of authority in the industry as a result. It wasn’t until 2012, though, that the magazine team packaged its cannabis-based expertise in a cookbook. The Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook features 50 recipes for a range of dishes, including pico de ganja nachos, pineapple express upside-down cake and time-warp tamales.


Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts (paperback)

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By Karin Lazarus, 2015

$22.84 + shipping, Chapters-Indigo

Karin Lazarus runs a bakery in Boulder, Colo. that specializes in artisanal desserts and medicinal tinctures, but there’s no need to go all the way to the Centennial State to get hold of her perfect confections. Lazarus’s cookbook, Sweet Mary Jane: 75 Delicious Cannabis-Infused High-End Desserts, teaches at-home chefs how to make gorgeous gourmet sweets and treats like smashing pumpkin white chocolate-pumpkin bars and sweet temptation mango sorbet. Beyond the recipes and beautiful photography, however, she offers instruction on making THC-infused sugar, cannabis-infused coconut oil and cannabis-infused butter.


The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook (paperback)

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By Eva and Aaron Hammond, 2017

$11.85 + shipping,

The vegan trend currently sweeping the planet has not been overlooked by the cannabis world. Plant-based cannabis sweets and treats are made easy thanks to the duo behind the 120-page The Vegan Cannabis Cookbook. Standouts include almond and banana vegan ice cream, coconut lemon tarts and for those ultra lazy days, no-bake brownie bites.


Bong Appétit: Mastering the Art of Cooking with Weed (hardcover)

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By the Editors of MUNCHIES, 2018

$33.08 + shipping,

Cannabis butter-basted chicken, anyone? The good folks at MUNCHIES and Viceland’s Bong Appétit television series have gifted the world with Bong Appétit, the cookbook. The 65-recipe-strong book offers a variety of dishes that go beyond the expected desserts. Described as “the Joy of Cooking for a new generation interested in making serious, sophisticated food with weed,” the cookbook provides recipes complete with dosage recommendations and advice on pairing different strains and flavours.



Herb: Mastering the Art of Cooking With Cannabis (paperback)

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By Melissa Parks and Laurie Wolf, 2015

$25.84 + shipping, Chapters-Indigo

When two culinary experts team up, good things happen. Chef Melissa Parks and food writer Laurie Wolf have created more than 200 mouth-watering recipes that incorporate cannabis, from appetizers such as butternut squash soup to entrees like rib-eye steak, all accompanied by sleek photography.


The Little Marijuana Cookbook (paperback)

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By Spruce, 2017

$8.25 + shipping, Chapters-Indigo

This cookbook might be small in size, but it’s got 35 fully illustrated recipes for irresistible desserts and cocktails. It’s reasonably priced under $10, too, making it a great gift for that foodie friend who’s just getting into edibles.


Cannabis Cuisine: Bud Pairings of A Born Again Chef (paper over board)

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By Chef Andrea Drummer, 2017

$29.25 (includes shipping), Chapters-Indigo

Chef Andrea Drummer is a graduate of Le Cordon Bleu and the founder of a successful high-end catering business in Los Angeles who found her culinary rebirth through cannabis. In her debut cookbook, Drummer expertly breaks down cannabis’ varying culinary nuances in recipes developed to enhance the plant’s natural textures, flavours and aromas.


The 420 Gourmet: The Elevated Art of Cannabis Cuisine (hardcover)

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By JeffThe420Chef, 2016

$33.73 (includes shipping), Chapters-Indigo

The secret to JeffThe420Chef’s delectable edibles is his signature “light-tasting” canna–butter. Learn how to prepare it like Jeff in his cookbook, The 420 Gourmet, which runs the gamut from brunch and snacks to vegan, vegetarian and kosher entrees, all dosed using the built-in dosage calculator.


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