“This writer is redefining what it means to be a pothead.”



Over his 20 years of writing autobiographical essays, performance pieces, and newspaper columns, David Schmader came to be known as a literate, knowledgeable, and hilarious advocate for sane adult dealings with marijuana. 2016 brought the release of his TEDx talk “Coming Out Stoner,” which has racked up half a million YouTube views, and the release of his book Weed: The User's Guide, published by Sasqautch Books and exactly what it says it is.

Weed: The User's Guide

“Buy everyone this book. The information inside is absolutely indispensable for stoners and novices alike.” —The Stranger

“The world has enough books dealing in stoner stereotypes. David Schmader’s funny, fact-packed Weed is something new and necessary.” — Reggie Watts, star of IFC’s Comedy Bang Bang

“Schmader says he intended to make the book a classy, useful everyday guide—more like one of those fancy leatherbound guides to scotch than the pun-festooned High Times-style romps you’ll find in the alternative-culture section of your local bookstore. He succeeded. The book is hilarious and entertaining and thoroughly Schmader-y.” Seattle Weekly



In Novemer 2015, Schmader delivered the talk “Coming Out Stoner” at the TEDxRainier conference at Seattle's McCaw Hall.