Jólabókaflóð or “Flood of Christmas Books / Yule”, is an Icelandic festive tradition of exchanging books with friends and loved ones on Christmas Eve, then spend the night reading them aloud, gathered in front of the home of fire or curled. in bed with a couple and maybe some chocolate and cozy drinks.
The tradition is similar to Hygge’s Danish philosophy.
While giving away books as holiday gifts is not unique to Iceland, its tradition of exchanging books on Christmas Eve and spending the night reading is becoming a cultural phenomenon and a worthwhile practice.
The tradition stems from the scarcity of Christmas presents during World War II, making books the most practical gifts, and has evolved into the highly anticipated Jólabókaflóð catalogs circulating for advanced orders.
In the spirit of Jólabókaflóð (pronounced phonetically jo-la-bok-a-flot.), below are some selections for cannabis curious on Christmas Eve.
The little book on cannabis: how marijuana can improve your life is a non-fiction book on cannabis by Canadian journalist Amanda Siebert, published by Greystone Books. It was the best-selling non-fiction book on cannabis in Canada in early 2019.
Written by award-winning cannabis journalist Amanda Siebert, with a foreword by Dr. Rav Ivker, this fun and illuminating book describes 10 evidence-based ways in which cannabis can help with everything from decreasing anxiety to increasing libido to motivating weight loss and improving sleep. .
In it, Siebert delves into cannabis research, interviewing some of the world’s leading researchers, medical professionals, and consultants to separate the reality of marijuana from fiction.
It also offers practical tips for enjoying its benefits, including easy-to-follow step-by-step instructions and dosing instructions, as well as examples of real people who have used this medicine to improve their lives.
It turns out that cannabis can change lives – it can enrich any diet, slow down aging, and even spice things up in the bedroom. It’s a perfect guide for the curious cane person on your Christmas list.
Cannabis and Sustainable Development: Paving the Way for the Next Decade in Cannabis and Hemp Policies, published by FAAAT Editions. by Kenz Riboulet-Zemoulii, Michael Krawitz, et. at the. explains how cannabis cultivation aligns with the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
Two of the most extraordinary things about this well-researched book are 1) It comes in English and Spanish and 2) It’s completely free; although I recommend that people be kind and make a donation FAAAT, the non-profit organization of activists who published the book, at least to cover the submissions and support their excellent mission!
The Sustainable Cannabis Policy Toolkit is a comprehensive report that examines the opportunities and challenges of cannabis and hemp regulations in the policy framework of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals.
It compiles the conclusions of an international multi-stakeholder working group (2016-2019).
It includes a number of action-oriented recommendations to align cannabis and hemp laws and policies with the 2030 Agenda for Sustainable Development.
Work is an important contribution to post-ban studies.
According to one of the authors, Kenzi Riboulet-Zemouli, “The toolkit helps decision makers, scholars, policy makers, as well as the curious minds and the general public, to adopt a regulatory approach. of cannabis and hemp that balances health, benefits, peoples, societies and the environment ”.
Oh, the places you go Oh Oh! by Nicolle Hodges is a book on the power of pleasure, written in Dr. Seuss.
Hodges says, “I wrote this book because that’s what I wish I had grown up with.
I wrote this for anyone who wants to escape The Shaming Place.
I wrote it for moms and dads who want to start a conversation with their daughters (and sons) about virginity, a concept that we are collectively changing the brand as a sexual debut. Let there be cake!
I hope this cheerful book opens up a world of possibilities.
I hope all women today remember their power, and the women who come after us will never forget it.
I wrote it for you because you are worthy of pleasure. You are a pleasure. ”
The book includes an assortment of original flashbacks (design sheets made by tattoo artists) of some of the most prominent names in traditional American traditional tattooing, such as Florian Santus, Ivan Antonyshev, Austin Maples, Nate Hudak, Ryan Cooper Thompson, Joe Tartarotti, Becca Genne-Bacon and many more.
Some of the artwork is related to cannabis, in the traditional style.
WEED: Everything you want to know, but you’re always too stoned to ask Michelle Lhooq is full of useful tips and delicious cannabis infusion recipes.
WEED contains tips for smoking, cooking and cultivating, as well as proper smoking etiquette and a guide to must-see destinations around the world.
As legalization sweeps the world, a new generation of younger millennials and Generation Z benefit from the defense and revolution enacted by their Boomer, Gen X, and older millennial ancestors.
Unfortunately, a whitewashed and legal weed crop is evolving simultaneously with broccoli heads. WEED is the antidote to that.
Journalist Michelle Lhooq lives in Los Angeles, California, the first state to legalize cannabis Proposition 64.
Through his interviews with weedfluencers and personal experience, he presents a guide with valuable tips on smoking leeks, steamers and concentrates; make groceries and infused cocktails, grow at home and locate dispensaries.
He also teaches the genius of recognition, pioneering dub music producer Lee “Scratch” Perry.
Complete with vibrant, hand-drawn kitsch illustrations by artist Thu Tran, Weed is a great coffee table book for people who need a book to roll weeds while locked on the couch because they are too stony to find the your tray.
Tom McCarthy’s The Marijuana Grower’s Handbook is written by a man offline under a pseudonym.
This book is a practical cultivation guide for those who are curious to learn the art and science of cannabis cultivation.
Elise McDonough’s Official High Times Cannabis Cookbook: More Than 50 Irresistible Recipes That Will Make You Stop.
In the days when the High Times was the leading authority on all matters of weeds before legalization began sweeping the world, the inherited cannabis chef, Mrs. McDonough, wrote the infused version of The Joy of Cooking .
Most recently, McDonough created Jem + Jane cannabis infusion line before becoming a brand manager at Binske while still preparing for a storm.
This classic, long-lasting cookbook is always a great gift for grocery lovers.
The highlight of the book is its chapter on the holiday fare, with a THC turkey injected with a “magic marinade” that, along with tryptophan, could alleviate the most dysfunctional family reunions.
Think Michael Pollan’s How to Change Your Mind meets Christopher McDougall’s Born to Run in this immersive, investigative look at the hidden culture of cannabis use among elite athletes (as well as weekend warriors).
The amazing emerging science behind the getaway and stimulating “runner’s peak” that everyone is looking for goes beyond endorphins.
The premise of this book is that cannabis makes exercise fun.
The link between performance enhancement and cannabis was used to expel athlete Sha’Carri Richardson from an international competition on the premise that he was taking a “performance enhancer” on his days off.
If the use of cannabis improves one’s athletic performance, why is there still a skewed perception that grass only produces laziness?
Scientists have conducted extensive research to discover the power of the “high runner”, the true holy grail of aerobic activity that was long believed to be caused by endorphins.
In an extraordinary investment, scientists believe that marijuana may really be the key to getting more Americans to drop off their phones and stand up.
However, before you start the new year with the determination to exercise more, hide with a good book of cannabis and cheer up the holiday on Christmas Eve Jólabókaflóð.
Main image: Cannabis and related books – Suggested reading for Jólabókaflóð. © SARA BRITANY SOMERSET