Ed Rosenthal’s Big Book of Buds Is Sticky Sweet


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I know this much: It beats the Sears Wish Book all to hell.

‚ÄčFor those of you into nug porn — and I know I am! — The Big Book of Buds, Volume 4 from Ed Rosenthal gives you 236 pages of sticky sweet fun. Both an eye-catcher of a coffee table book and a valuable resource, this will quickly become one of your favorite volumes.

You can learn about the latest connoisseur varieties as Rosenthal hosts you on a visual journey with more than two dozen cannabis breeders from Holland, Spain, the United Kingdom, Canada and the United States. With spectacular photos and thorough, knowledgeable information, you can have a state-of-the-art guide to marijuana breeding to peruse as you smoke (or vape, or eat).
Eighty-six glorious varieties are shown in the luscious photos, which look so real you can practically smell the buds. Everything is described in vivid detail, with practical tips as only “Ask Ed” can give them, including growth characteristics and methods, and insights into the effects of various strains.

Varieties are separated into different sensory qualities. For instance, you’ll learn that if you prefer a soaring, cerebral high, Green House Thai might be just your cup of tea. On the other hand, if you just want to get couchlocked, you might want to go for some Easy Rider.
The Big Book of Buds, Volume 4 also celebrates the power of marijuana to unify people. Features highlight the cannabis culture renaissance, a tour of Oaksterdam, a dissection of dispensary culture, and even a look at pot cultivation in the movies.
Besides being a practical resource, of course, there’s the nug porn thing. Let’s face it — leafing through The Big Book of Buds is fun. You can work on your wish lish of “Strains To Try,” and you can expect it to grow voluminously by the time you reach the end of this book.
The Big Book of Buds, Volume 4 is available at any of the major online booksellers, or you can order it directly from the publisher for $24.95