Higher: The Lore, Legends, and Legacy of Cannabis (Hardcover)

Higher: The Lore, Legends, and Legacy of Cannabis By Dan Michaels, Erik Christiansen (Photographs by) Cover Image

Higher: The Lore, Legends, and Legacy of Cannabis (Hardcover)

By Dan Michaels, Erik Christiansen (Photographs by)

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A mind-blowing visual journey through the legends, legacy, and lore of marijuana, including fun facts, engrossing stories, and 100 mouthwatering portraits of the most popular strains out there.

Higher breaks through the cloud of confusion around marijuana with a clear, concise, and comprehensive breakdown of bud. The culmination of significant research and conversation within the cannabis community, Higher offers portraits of the 100 most popular strains of yesterday and today, including intel on lineage, taste, THC content, and common effects, as well as stories about the misfits, visionaries, hijinks, and happenings that make cannabis so entertaining. Topics include: 

  • Origin Stories: The rise and spread of modern cannabis, from its emergence in the Hippie Trail of Central Asia up to the present-day Emerald Triangle in California.
  • Prohibition: A historical timeline from legal to illegal and back to legal, including the “Marihuana Tax Act,” the war on drugs, medical marijuana, and the end of prohibition.
  • Anatomy: A complete breakdown of the plant’s unique and complex botany.
  • Breeding: The evolution of cannabis, from “wild” landraces and the first domesticated crops to the invention of sinsemilla and hydroponic hybrids.
  • Consumption: All the ways humans have imbibed through the ages—eating, smoking, rolling, vaping, tinctures, and so much more.
  • Strains: The world’s most important and influential cannabis strains ever created, including profiles of fifty classic and fifty modern strains.

Featuring stunning, whole-plant photography, Higher offers the eye candy and sound information today’s diverse and discerning cannabis enthusiast wants.
Dan Michaels is a writer, designer, and founder of Sinsemedia, where he brings his experience and connoisseurship in cannabis culture to various collaborations, creative content, and package design projects in the cannabis industry.

Erik Christiansen is a self-taught photographer and pioneer of focus-stacked photography. His hyper-detailed macrophotography has been featured on the cover of Newsweek magazine, in Time magazine, and on Slate, NPR, and Mashable.
Product Details ISBN: 9781984861238
ISBN-10: 1984861239
Publisher: Ten Speed Press
Publication Date: April 4th, 2023
Pages: 320
Language: English