Beyond Buds by Ed Rosenthal Book Review

Beyond Buds

Beyond Buds: The Guru of Ganja’s Guide to Cannabis Concentrates

Marijuana concentrates are more popular now than ever. And their acceptance is at an all-time high. In fact concentrates are the only marijuana application permitted under New York’s latest medical marijuana law. What was once considered trash—left over trim from manicuring buds—is now being concentrated into a prized stash of BHO, shatter, wax or budder. These exotic new extracts are so pure that they can contain upwards of 90 percent THC—instantly delivering relief to patients or knocking newbies right on their asses. And they’re the focus of a new book by living legend Ed Rosenthal, the Guru of Ganja and well-informed, weed-journalist David Downs.

Beyond Buds: Marijuana Extracts—Hash, Vaping, Dabbing, Edibles and Medicines explores the emerging world of cannabis concentrates. It’s not only an information-packed update to Rosenthal’s popular hash opus, Marijuana Gold—Trash to Stash, it’s an indispensable manual for creating and consuming cannabis concentrates. Included are gobs of full-color, drool-inducing photos of incredible slabs and dabs, plus in-depth reviews of some of the world’s best vaporizers and glass.

Beyond BudsHow’d Downs and Rosenthal gather all this insider information about everything from bleeding-edge extraction techniques to the top tools of the trade? “We traveled the state taking notes and photos and talked to technicians across the country to understand how modern extraction works, from ice water hash, to dry ice, to solvent, and CO2 supercritical extraction,” Downs writes in a recent Legalization Nation column. Damn. Now that must have been one hell of a road trip, right?

Want to make your own cannabis concentrates and save a ton of cash? The authors throw in detailed directions on making shit like kief, tinctures, topicals, edibles and myriad other extracts all from your trash—marijuana leaves, trim and teensy bud bits.

Beyond Buds Whether you want to make your own concentrates without blowing up, learn how to consume them safely or just want an idea of what to look for when you’re purchasing ‘em, Beyond Buds is an essential guide for the newcomer and connoisseur alike.

Are you ready to go Beyond Buds, man?


Want to win a copy of Beyond Buds autographed by the master gardener, Ed Rosenthal, himself? Hell yeah you do…so all you gotta do is leave a comment below and we’ll pick a winner Friday October, 17 at 4:20 PDT. If you live within the USA we’ll even pay to ship it to ya, if you live outside the USA, shipping’s on you, dude.

51 Responses to “Beyond Buds by Ed Rosenthal Book Review”

  1. Mike Owens

    I’m really looking forward to getting a copy of this book. Ed Rosenthal is a wealth of knowledge, and a true treasure to the cannabis community. Ed’s books are always at the top of the mark for content, layout and overall quality.

  2. Megan Johnson

    I can’t wait to check this book out! I love Ed Rosenthal.

  3. Jason Mourning

    I’d really love to win this signed book, it’s just all the info I need to make optimal use of all my future trimmings!

  4. Lex

    I can’t wait to get my hands on a copy!

  5. James Hall

    I work in Colorado’s marijuana industry, and we’re just about to start making concentrates! I would love a copy of Rosenthal’s new book for reference!

  6. &y

    I love his work, so on point.

  7. Zarha

    What a great give away I cant wait to check it out and learn something new.

  8. esped

    From one Ed to another. Looking forward to reading this book.

  9. Jaime

    I cannot wait to get my husband on that book! Ed is the Best! I am so ready to absorb that Wisdom into my brain!
    Florida~* Vote YES ON 2!*~Nov. 4 ! #Vote2Toke

  10. Gina Wright

    Cant wait to get my hands on a copie of this. I want!!

  11. medimary

    Yes, I have room on my bookshelf for this one!!!

  12. Pak Smorbols

    Could always add some more of Ed Rosenthal’s knowledge on my bookshelf and it’s signed. |-)

  13. Anthony

    Looks like a great book. Everyone who loves concentrates needs this.

  14. Rissa

    I’m old school when it comes down to it but I wouldn’t mind learning about new methods and expand my knowledge.

  15. Darren

    I would love to get one of your books. This would mean a lot to me. With Thanks
    08 94345118

  16. James

    I need this book! No other texts exist covering the BHO movement!!

  17. Rodney

    Great contributor to the cannabis community! 😉

  18. Jerry

    Great book made even better 🙂 I want 🙂

  19. wags

    Finally somebody with knowledge putting out great info about concentrates!! Cant wait to get my hands on a copy!!

  20. Jman

    Sweet! I know nothing about concentrates…this should help me out in my future cannabis endeavors.

  21. whiskey

    Hell yeah ED is the man

  22. Monica

    I would totally dig winning this incredible book!!
    Fingers crossed 🙂

  23. Angel

    Hope I win. I never win anything 🙁

  24. Russell

    Wow I need this book in my life.
    I’m starting a whole stoner collection library in my apartment this will go great with the snoop Dogg book of rolling papers I have lol.

  25. Uraina

    Awesome book! I would love to have it!

  26. Marty

    I would put this book to good use. I love Ed, love a good book about marijuana, and life marijuana itself. It’ll sit nicely next to my cannabible volumes and my smoked volumes. Hopefully it takes my extract making to the next level.

  27. scotti.c

    can’t wait to read it, I will own my own dispensary with in the next 4 years.. Come on legalization! Cannabis life!

  28. Brad Hillgartner

    Been a while since I have read a book to be honest.I would certainly read this one and will regardless if I win or not.

  29. Moikern

    I would gladly pay for shipping. This looks to be exactly what I’m looking for. Very interested in the medicinal aspect of this!

    Peace and Love!

  30. Trblemker

    Would love to have and read this book. Ed is a Garden Master!!

  31. Alex Alex

    This is very useful and instructive book

  32. John

    I sure would like this book, so I b knowing how to cook
    The medicine that I need based on the miracle weed
    I gots 12 surgeries done for my body that’s gone wrong
    But I Need five more for body that’s always so sore,
    But my asthma Is made worse inhaling meds for this curse
    Sure b nice knowing how to cook by giving book a look
    And get needed relief from the miraculous health ng leaf

  33. George Harley Homer

    This book would come in handy…i could learn a lot….hope i win 🙂

  34. Skip Budman

    No doubt Ed has probably done it again. We (the wife and I), would love an autographed copy of his new book. The reading will be educational, but the signature and adding this to our collection = PRICELESS. Timing could not be better either, ride the wave Ed!

  35. Bee Smith

    I love reading. I love weed. So I’ll be weeding haha. Yes I just made that up. #dontjudgeme #imhigh #hehehe

  36. Lane

    I’m just starting up again and I have been looking for a book for a long time. Every time I come close to finding an amazing book it always turns out to be flawed. I have not gotten a book from Ed but as I was talking to a few buds of mind they were telling me that ED’S books have amazing insight and the knowledge and time put into these book make them a master peace. As you all know many people will enter to win this master peace but only one will come out to be a winner. May the best of us win. Good luck!

  37. Mark K

    Ed is the guru of Ganga. Bet it’s a great book like his others.

  38. Count Dabula

    If I don’t win the signed copy, I’m still gonna have to add this to my collection.

  39. Heisenburg_831

    Hey Ed,

    Long time reader. Started growing in 1972. Reading your books helped me out a lot. I started cloning before most growers tried cloning. Working on CBD breeds right now. Santa Cruz Tsunami. Love to post a flower picture. The Oil is Golden, having SC Labs test it next week. Go Giants

  40. JenDoof

    Ed Rosenthal survived a desert and lives imo to enhance peoples perseptions on the coolness on Cannabis. #CannabisISmedicine (love all my big book of buds!)

  41. HempsterSkoonie

    Man its my turn to win

  42. Cinda

    Would love to own a copy of this and a signed copy would be even more kickass to add to my bookshelf! Thanks for the awesome giveaway!

  43. Amanda Karmaou

    There is more that meets the eye in marijuana…and Ed Rosenthal met that eye….poked it and then wrote about it, That man is a god on bud…Hail!! Ed Rosenthal!! Thank you master gardener for all your insight and know how.

  44. Abdul Ahad Ph.D

    This is one of the books in time when people are learning about to use medical marijuana, whole over the world. This is a kitchen aid for whom who need it daily to use for their recovery of especial disorder. This weed has been know to use more than ten thousand years ago and will continue to use as long as the plant will be at earth. Also to know our endocannabinoid system how this weed containing chemicals are encoding by us human fellow and and activate various metabolic pathways to recovery the problem.

  45. Cheadzburger

    This book is stuff stoners like! If I win the autographed copy I’ll be less likely to use it as rolling papers!

  46. Jay Matthews

    Looks like a great read!

  47. @TrueAVATARKalki

    Namaste… Thank you for this opportunity to connect with beautiful, like-minded individuals who want nothing less than the relegalization of Mother Nature’s Soma. It is to be used for salvation/redemption – whatever that means to you. It heals those who are ailing, and muses those who create. It is the very tree of knowledge that once connected all of mankind together, in Ancient Hindu times (which was WAAAAAAy before Abrahamic religions and Sumer or Egpyt ever showed up. India. It is the Indian Hemp weed. Shiva (one of my predecessors) was known to smoke hashish at every public gathering to the humans. Krishna (my past life) was also quite fond of the merit it played in the creative and healer’s soul.

    Whoever wins this, congratulations! Know that it is no sheer coincidence that it happened, as “God does not play dice” – as Albert Einstein once said. The truth is, The Universe is -always- conspiring to work out in your favor.

    ~AVATAR Kalki

  48. Tom

    I swore I’d never read another book, but I would totally disregard that if I were picked

  49. kyle shaw

    ed rosenthal is my idle. I wish I could grow like this. Respect, my friend. Respect. Peace!

  50. eyeslow

    i smoke cannabis

  51. Kovy

    I would like to get one of your books.

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