About Jorge Cervantes

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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 Cervantes, a pseudonym for George Van Patten, is a world-renown cannabis expert.  He has been cultivating his expertise in marijuana growing since the early 1980s and published his first book, Indoor Marijuana Horticulture, in 1983. In order to protect his identity, Van Patten used the name Jorge Cervantes,  taking the name of his wife, Estella Cervantes, and that of his favorite author, Miguel de Cervantes. Van Patten wore black dreadlocks and a beret to cloak his public identity.

His expert advice has guided growers worldwide to apply simple, effective horticultural techniques to high-yield gardens. He has written regular columns for High Times and Soft Secrets magazines, published many books on successful marijuana cultivation, and has grown a wold-wide following through his writing and his online Marijuana Growing Forum.

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

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Jorge's 30-Year Publishing History

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The Bible

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1983 First edition Indoor Marijuana Horticulture is self-published. The 96-page book was dubbed the “Indoor Grower’s Bible” by growers.

1985 Second edition Indoor Marijuana Horticulture.
1993 Third edition Indoor Marijuana Horticulture.

2002 Fourth edition Indoor Marijuana Horticulture.
2006 Fifth edition Marijuana Horticulture: The Indoor/Outdoor Medical Grower’s Bible.

Translated Books

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1988 Marihuana Binnen, Dutch
1994 Marihuana Drinnen & Draußen, German

2001 Jorge contributes to Pourquoi & comment cultiver du chanvre, French
2001 Marihuana en Exterior Cultivo de Guerrilla, Spanish

2002 Marihuana Cultivo en Interior, Spanish
2003 Marihuana drinnen: Alles über den Anbau im Haus, German

Translated Books

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2003 Culture en intérieur, French
2007 Marijuana: horticultura del cannabis La biblia del cultivador Médico de interior y exterior, Spanish

2007 Culture en intérieur: Basic Edition, French
2007 Culture en intérieur: Master Edition, French

2008 Marijuana: Orticoltura Indoor/Outdoor La Bibbia del coltivatore Medico, Italian
2008 Hydroponic Basics, Japan

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2011 Marihuana Fundamentos de Cultivo: Guía Fácil para los Aficionados al Cannabis, Spanish

2011 Marihuana Anbaugrundlagen: er praktische Leitfaden für Cannabisfreunde, German

2012 Marijuana Horticulture, Russian

DVD & Blu-Ray

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2006 Jorge Cervantes’ Ultimate Grow DVD
2007 Jorge Cervantes’ Ultimate Grow DVD 2

2008 Jorge Cervantes’ Ultimate Grow DVD III (3-box set)
2012 Jorge Cervantes’ Cannabis Expeditions: The Green Giants of California DVD

Magazines Jorge Writes For

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1984 Sinsemilla Tips, USA
1985 High Times, USA
1998 Cannabis Culture, Canada
1998 Cañamo, Spain
2000 First of 10 years of “Jorge’s Rx” Q&A column High Times, USA
2004 Grow!, Germany

2004 High Life, Netherlands
2004 Weed World, UK
2005 Soft Secrets, UK, France, Italy, Germany, Poland, Czech Republic, Spain, Argentina, Chile
2006 Dolce Vita, Italy
2010 Cannabis Kultusz, Hungary

2010 Canna Habla, Spain
2012 THC, Argentina
2013 TPABA, Russia. Other magazines Burst High, Japan CC News, UK Cânhamo, Portugal Grass Times, Germany High Times Medical Marijuana, USA Il Ligito, Italy International Cannagraphic, Netherlands Red Eye Express, UK THCene, Germany Yerba, Spain.