Vicente Fox (Pres. Mexico 2000-2006) Guest Blog

With much pride I announce that Vicente Fox Quesada (President of Mexico 2000-2006) wrote the “Foreword” to my new book, Cannabis Encyclopedia: Biology, Indoor, Outdoor and Greenhouse Cultivation, Concentrates, Cooking and Medical Marijuana. We just finished translating the original text from Spanish into English. George F. Van Patten and Vicente Fox Quesada, president of Mexico…

Medical Cannabis Bike Tour

Luc Krol from Paradise Seeds sent me an email the other day about the Medical Cannabis Bike Tour. It was very interesting because the past two years Luc has been spearheading this 400 km (250 mile) three-day bike tour just before a major cannabis fair in Spain. Luc has done a wonderful job of bringing…

Unconventional Christmas Story

Here is an e-mail I received from my physician, Dr. Ron Kennedy. It brings forth memories of similar experiences in my life and reinforces my belief system. Please read and pass it on. I used to be a young man (hard to believe), and a medical student (my mother could hardly believe that part) and…

Back in Barcelona!

It feels great to be back in Spain! Landing here gives me a sense of freedom, the same freedom I felt in medical states in the USA. The airport is new and more than one kilometer long! A short time after arriving, I met with my old friends for lunch. The main subject was how…

I´m 60 Years Old!

I´m finally getting a few minutes to blog! The new book is still consuming most of my time! Well, except for last week when I turned 60 years old! Damn, that´s a milestone. It really plays out in a person´s mind. I used to think only really old people are 60! Now many of my…

The Last Few Weeks Have Been Busy!

I was in CA, USA for a few days after returning from an extended stay in Barcelona, Spain, almost long enough to beat jet lag . . . then opportunities started presenting themselves. It started with the High Times Medical Cannabis Cup, http://sfmedcancup.eventbrite.com/. It was good to see the guys from High Times. Danny Danko…

The new book is all consuming!

The last five years my main project has been updating Marijuana Horticulture. At first I thought it would be a basic update. Then, the more I researched and studied, the more I went off on research tangents. Most of the research, organizational work and writing have been a lot of fun. Other days I would…