Smoke Books, Read Weed: Welcome to the Book Club for Stoners

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I wanted to join book club for the longest time. “Book club is for girls,” they told me, exchanging knowing glances. “That’s definitely never happening,” they guffawed, covering their giggles with an open palm.

Once or twice the hostess allowed me to sit in the kitchen with her husband, drinking a beer, catching fragments of boisterous conversation as they drifted in from the living room, but I was never allowed to participate. My desire became the butt of a long-running joke, and the ladies started calling our boys’ nights out at a poker game or a go-go bar “the gentleman’s book Obama weedclub.”

I’m pretty sure they were mocking me.

Well, who’s laughing now!? This is purely a rhetorical question, as I’m sure no one is laughing. The women who wouldn’t let me into their book club are almost certainly unaware that I’ve finally founded a book club of my own.

Hear ye, hear ye! Be it announced that a group of citizens legally engaged in the pleasurable consumption of literature, and quasi-legally engaged in the pleasurable consumption of cannabis, shall henceforth exercise their right to peaceably assemble and have a damn good time. Let the call go out to all corners of the globe that the Cannabis Literary Association – also known as CLASS – is now accepting members. Membership requires no qualifications but that you truly and deeply love weed.

This is a book club for stoners, and no one’s going to tell you that you can’t join the party.

The details are yet to be worked out. How will books be selected? When will we get together? I have no clue. But the idea is that we’ll start online with the Facebook group, see how much interest there is, and when we have enough members in certain areas we’ll get together to talk about books and smoke our brains out. Doesn’t that sound awesome?

Welcome to CLASS, my friend.

Follow CLASS Cannabis Literary Association Facebook page to join the club. Do it now.