Event date: 
Friday, January 20, 2023 - 7:00pm
Featured Book: 
The Joy of Cannabis



Copperfield’s Books welcomes Melanie Abrams and Larry Smith to Sebastopol in celebration of their new book – The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life Through the Science and Magic of Cannabis.

This is a free event. The discussion will be followed by a Q&A and a book signing. 

Masks required for in-store events.

A sophisticated and humorous cannabis book to enhance your life and promote self-care through the science and magic of weed.

With a toolkit of the basics to get you started and a curated set of 75 activities, The Joy of Cannabis is a road map to a higher and happier you. In each of the six sections, you'll find science-based research as well as charts, essays, and fun facts from bold thinkers. The activities—tested and approved by authors Melanie Abrams and Larry Smith—teach you how to amplify pleasure through bonding and intimacy, deepen meditation to help with social anxiety and sleep, and elevate your cooking with innovative cannabis-infused recipes. You'll even learn why the word "marijuana" rarely appears in the book.

Through the power of cannabis, discover fun new ways to:

  • Expand the mind
  • Move the body
  • Unlock creativity
  • Boost productivity
  • Fortify meaningful connections
  • Spark wonder

Activities include:

  • GREEN CLEANING: Take advantage of weed's ability to make you hyper-focused by cleaning your house while high and learn why cleaning is one of the most productive and satisfying stoner tasks.
  • HOT HIGH HYGGE: Whip up a mug of cannabis-infused hot cocoa or a hot toddy, hunker down under a pile of cozy blankets, and get the full hygge experience.
  • MEMORY STRAIN: Scientists are looking into how cannabis helps make autobiographical memory more sensorial. Dig out those old baby albums or dusty yearbooks, add your favorite strain, and create your own personal time machine.

The Joy of Cannabis is a comprehensive guide for the cannabis curious to the cannabis connoisseur. For some, this book will further awaken their love for an elixir that's changing our culture and bringing pleasure to millions around the world. For others, this guide will inspire discovery of an ancient plant that's been used for both healing and happiness for thousands of years.

From improving sleep and decreasing anxiety to promoting focus and making the ordinary extraordinary, recreational cannabis' time is now. Whether you purchase it as a self-care book for yourself or the men and women in your life or give it as a gift for a friend, get ready to experience the Golden Age of Cannabis. You're going to love it here.

Praise for The Joy of Cannabis:

"Approachable, readable, beautifully designed, The Joy of Cannabis is a perfect marriage of form and content. I couldn't love this book more." —Mollie Katzen, bestselling cookbook writer and inductee into the James Beard Cookbook Hall of Fame

"A book to enrich and maximize cannabis experiences." —The Broccoli Report


Melanie Abrams is the author of the novels Playing and Meadowlark. She is a developmental editor and photographer and teaches writing at the University of California, Berkeley.

Larry Smith is a journalist and storytelling evangelist touted by O: The Oprah Magazine as “on a quest to spark creativity in everyone.” He is the founder of the Six-Word Memoir Project and book series and speaks on storytelling in schools and at companies and conferences.



Event Location: 
Copperfield's Books - Sebastopol
138 N Main Street
Sebastopol, Ca
The Joy of Cannabis: 75 Ways to Amplify Your Life Through the Science and Magic of Cannabis By Melanie Abrams, Larry Smith Cover Image
ISBN: 9781728273181
Availability: Available online. Call stores for local availability.
Published: Sourcebooks - January 10th, 2023


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