About Jorge

About Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes is the nom de plume that George Van Patten took to conceal his identity from 1983 to 2010. Van Patten wore black dreadlocks and a beret to cloak his public identity. The disguise allowed him to enter illegal cultivation circles. Cervantes came “out of the closet” in a 2010 interview on National Public Radio (USA).
Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. He puts more than thirty years of expert cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience at your fingertips with his books, articles, photographs and Youtube videos.

Cervantes is a world-renowned expert on indoor, outdoor, and greenhouse cannabis cultivation. He puts more than thirty years of expert cannabis growing knowledge and hands-on experience at your fingertips with his books, articles, photographs and Youtube videos. His expert advice has guided millions of growers worldwide to apply simple, effective horticultural techniques to high-yield closet, basement, backyard, and guerrilla gardens.

Jorge's publishing history
Cervantes traveled to five continents and lived in British Colombia, Canada, California, Oregon, Washington State in the USA and the Netherlands and Spain to research cannabis cultivation. He continues to research, publish, make videos, and draw a discussion about his favorite plant with an international community on his forum at www.marijuanagrowing.com.

Cervantes revealed his true identity in a 2010 interview on National Public Radio (USA).

Jorge Cervantes is also the 2013 recipient of the Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award from High Times Magazine, presented at the Cannabis Cup.

The Cannabis Encyclopedia, is Jorge Cervantes most recent book, released early 2015. The Cannabis Encyclopedia is by far Jorge’s best book yet and is arguably the most comprehensive book on the market.

Jorge's publishing history