The High Times Interview: Jorge Cervantes

Jorge Cervantes, the pied piper of pot to millions of clandestine cannabis growers, published Marijuana Horticulture a.k.a “The Indoor Bible” in the early 80s, sparking a revolution in do-it-yourself underground horticulture. This November in Amsterdam, HIGH TIMES will honor the ultimate master grower with the Lester Grinspoon Lifetime Achievement Award, celebrating Cervantes’ numerous achievements as…

Manicuring, Curing and Storing Buds

by: Jorge Cervantes Manicuring buds is time-consuming. Budget 4–6 hours to manicure a single pound (454 gm) by hand with scissors. An automatic trimmer will cut manicuring time to 1–2 hours. Use small easy-to-maneuver pointed scissors to reach into crevices in buds. Have 2 or 3 different pairs of scissors available. Switch scissors when your…

Drying Buds

Drying After harvest, medical cannabis must be dried must dry before consuming. Drying converts cannabinoids from its non-psychoactive, crude, acidic form to its psychoactive neutral form. In other words, fresh green cannabis will not have much medicinal effect. Drying also converts 75 percent or more of the freshly harvested plant into water vapor and other…

2012 Backyard Garden

by Jorge Cervantes 2012 Backyard Garden This year I started with good strong clones – 2 Queen Mother x Elvira, 2 Apollo 13 and 2 Lamb’s Bread x Mother Teresa –from an expert indoor medical gardener. They were in 12 cm pots and 30-45 cm tall, overgrown. The roots were in fair condition, even though…

A Grow Room Tour of Vancouver

Halfway through the production of Jorge Cervantes’ just-released grow-guide DVD, the entire cast and crew woke up at dawn for a glorious morning boat ride from our home base in the city of Vancouver to Vancouver Island, about 10 nautical miles across the Strait of Georgia. We made the journey because the Island—19,356 square miles…

A Growroom Tour of Spain

By Jorge Cervantes The HIGH TIMES film crew and I tripped around Spain last year to shoot some of my favorite gardens for Jorge Cervantes’ Ultimate Grow DVD #2. This insider’s trip to Spanish growrooms, greenhouses and backyard and guerrilla gardens was so interesting and fun that we decided to share a few exclusive details…